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City Living

Is planting trees good for cities? Why this question misses an essential truth

This is a two-way street.

Nature Watch

Does nature have legal rights? The answer is not as simple as you think

Recent court cases in the US and Latin America bring up a contentious question: Does nature have legal standing in a court of law?

Science

A 418-year-old revelation could light up future cities

Bike lanes and homes could soon glow like a Halloween decoration — for the environment.

Reel Science

The best post-apocalypse movie of 2021 reveals one vital reason we need A.I.

In Finch, Tom Hanks relies on a robot that predicts superstorms. IRL scientists are working on similar technology.

Crisis

Will primates become extinct? 7 experts explain the looming threat

Primates are finding it difficult to adapt to habitat loss and climate change, leading to population declines and prompting worries about their extinction.

Countdown

What did COP26 actually accomplish?

Here are 11 decisions made in Glasgow that could slow the climate crisis — really!

Science

An obscure Darwin idea could be key to solving the climate crisis

It has taken a century and a half to make people take Darwin’s proposal seriously and apply it to trees.

bye bye birdie

Look: Birds in the Amazon Rainforest are shrinking due to climate change

Even the most geographically remote species can't avoid the climate crisis.

I spy

Look: 6 stunning images from Landsat 9, NASA’s new Earth-monitoring satellite

Somebody’s watching you ... from space.

Inverse Recommends

You need to watch the best post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie on Netflix ASAP

This 2019 film tackles the climate crisis with a solitary, scientific angle.

Even Worse Than You Think

Why air pollution can trigger depression

A genetic risk, combined with air pollution, can dramatically influence mental health.

Science

Climate crisis: 6 resilient cities using infrastructure to beat the heat

This is what we should be doing.

G20

One side-effect of capitalism caused millions of premature deaths, study reveals

Greenwashing won't save us now.

Longform

In wildfire country, PTSD is dominating burned-out communities

“It's like nothing could go back to normal.”

Climate crisis

Scientists find a mind-bending link between sea ice loss and California wildfires

Model simulations suggest a link between sea ice loss and the increasing probability of large wildfires.

Science

Hidden atmospheric rivers in the sky are fueled by climate change

Some of Earth’s largest rivers are in the sky.

City Living

Is planting trees good for cities? Why this question misses an essential truth

This is a two-way street.

Metamorphosis

Look: 7 incredible views into the mysterious lives of butterflies

They’re more than just flashy colors.

Nature Watch

Does nature have legal rights? The answer is not as simple as you think

Recent court cases in the US and Latin America bring up a contentious question: Does nature have legal standing in a court of law?

Science

Mysterious Chernobyl fungus could protect future astronauts

Could the future of spaceflight be mushrooms?

Science

A 418-year-old revelation could light up future cities

Bike lanes and homes could soon glow like a Halloween decoration — for the environment.

Innovation

Cars will soon be essential for powering your home. Here’s why.

Electric cars could help to power millions of households in the coming years, simply by harnessing their battery power.

Science

Why most the boring garden plant might also be critical to biodiversity

Britain’s humble hedge has much to teach.

go deep

Scientists accidentally discover a first-of-its-kind mineral from deep inside Earth

Deep in the earth, scientists have discovered something brand new.

Reel Science

The best post-apocalypse movie of 2021 reveals one vital reason we need A.I.

In Finch, Tom Hanks relies on a robot that predicts superstorms. IRL scientists are working on similar technology.

Crisis

Will primates become extinct? 7 experts explain the looming threat

Primates are finding it difficult to adapt to habitat loss and climate change, leading to population declines and prompting worries about their extinction.

Countdown

What did COP26 actually accomplish?

Here are 11 decisions made in Glasgow that could slow the climate crisis — really!

Science

An obscure Darwin idea could be key to solving the climate crisis

It has taken a century and a half to make people take Darwin’s proposal seriously and apply it to trees.

bye bye birdie

Look: Birds in the Amazon Rainforest are shrinking due to climate change

Even the most geographically remote species can't avoid the climate crisis.

This week in science

First Lucy mission photo and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Battle cry

Listen: This is how honeybees defend themselves from murder hornet attacks

These bees scream.

I spy

Look: 6 stunning images from Landsat 9, NASA’s new Earth-monitoring satellite

Somebody’s watching you ... from space.