These fascinating flying stories soared above a turbulent year

An F-15C in Japan on January 9, 2019. (U.S. Air Force / Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt/) In the world of aviation, the past year will be remembered for the far-reaching effects of one single devastating factor: the pandemic. COVID-19 spurred airlines to slash flights, retire old jets, and find value in flying cargo. In […]

Turbulent environment set the stage for leaps in human evolution 320,000 years ago

People thrive all across the globe, at every temperature, altitude and landscape. How did human beings become so successful at adapting to whatever environment we wind up in? Human origins researchers like me are interested in how this quintessential human trait, adaptability, evolved. At a site in Kenya, my colleagues and I have been working on this puzzle […]