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Nature

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Science

This tree could be key to saving the Earth — if we can regrow it right

They’re sponges for greenhouse gases — but replanting after disaster has been difficult.

Toxic

This type of cannabis can suck "forever chemicals" out of the ground

How the Micmac nation, scientists, and activists teamed up to eradicate PFAS.

Climate crisis

Amazon rainforest: The 2 actions that could reverse a terrible, growing trend

How the world's "lungs" became a massive polluter.

Ancient Stoners

Scientists discover the ancient birthplace of marijuana

The origin story of cannabis is wilder than you think.

Video Games Issue 2021

The best Western RPG ever made has a surprising real-life benefit

Behold the immersive power of gaming.

Just Keep Swimming

Watch an airplane blast live fish into Utah's lakes

The state keeps its lakes full of trout in this peculiar (but safe) way

Buzz

Incredibly ancient fossil reveals controversial origins of a vital behavior

A fossil found in France is both an answer and a clue.

Planet in Peril

Plants may survive the climate crisis through the help of one critical animal

How is animal life adapting to the climate crisis?

Deep dive

Scientists just discovered this "living fossil" has an incredible lifespan

This long-lived fish may just outlive you.

Down the Drain

Flushed antidepressants make this animal unusually "bold,” scientists discover

Scientists discover that flushed anti-depressants can alter the behavior of crayfish. We should try to safely dispose of medication , researchers say.

Lights out

The simple fix that could keep us from killing millions of birds

Birds are dying — but scientists say we can save them.

Sound of silence

We can't hear a vanishing species, but they are capable of sound

The vibrancy of coral extends beyond what we can see on the surface.

Science

This tree could be key to saving the Earth — if we can regrow it right

They’re sponges for greenhouse gases — but replanting after disaster has been difficult.

Toxic

This type of cannabis can suck "forever chemicals" out of the ground

How the Micmac nation, scientists, and activists teamed up to eradicate PFAS.

Climate crisis

Amazon rainforest: The 2 actions that could reverse a terrible, growing trend

How the world's "lungs" became a massive polluter.

Ancient Stoners

Scientists discover the ancient birthplace of marijuana

The origin story of cannabis is wilder than you think.

Video Games Issue 2021

The best Western RPG ever made has a surprising real-life benefit

Behold the immersive power of gaming.

Just Keep Swimming

Watch an airplane blast live fish into Utah's lakes

The state keeps its lakes full of trout in this peculiar (but safe) way

Buzz

Incredibly ancient fossil reveals controversial origins of a vital behavior

A fossil found in France is both an answer and a clue.

Planet in Peril

Plants may survive the climate crisis through the help of one critical animal

How is animal life adapting to the climate crisis?

Deep dive

Scientists just discovered this "living fossil" has an incredible lifespan

This long-lived fish may just outlive you.

Down the Drain

Flushed antidepressants make this animal unusually "bold,” scientists discover

Scientists discover that flushed anti-depressants can alter the behavior of crayfish. We should try to safely dispose of medication , researchers say.

Lights out

The simple fix that could keep us from killing millions of birds

Birds are dying — but scientists say we can save them.

Sound of silence

We can't hear a vanishing species, but they are capable of sound

The vibrancy of coral extends beyond what we can see on the surface.