Here are the biggest science stories of the week, told in 9 astonishing images.
Researchers at MIT created the first fiber able to store information digitally. They say it could be sewn into clothing to monitor the wearer’s health, track physical performance, and even detect diseases.
Scientists in Switzerland created a biodegradable 3D-printed battery from cellulose and carbon. The resulting battery disintegrates within two months of being discarded, so it could be used for environmental monitoring without creating more waste.
Researchers from the U.K. found archaeological evidence domesticated chickens lived much longer in the 3rd and 4th centuries BCE, likely because they were raised for fighting and religious rituals rather than food.
NASA researchers used the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 on the International Space Station to create the most detailed map ever of carbon emissions in the Los Angeles area. Better maps can help guide decisions about how best to cut carbon emissions.
After 17 years of study, researchers in Australia determined that Eromanga Natural History Museum’s “Cooper” titanosaur skeleton actually belongs to a new species. The newly named Australotitan is Australia’s largest dinosaur.
NASA and the ESA observed a “Rosetta Stone” solar eruption that could help explain why such eruptions happen at all. The event included a coronal mass ejection, a jet, and a partial eruption — three solar events that usually only happen one at a time.