Nina Pullano

Nina is a writer covering climate, health, and all things related. She lives in Brooklyn among a multitude of indoor and outdoor potted plants.
Shook
What is an earthquake swarm? California's tremors explained
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The chances of a big quake on the West coast are "significantly greater than usual."
Deep Down
Blue Hole: The strange ocean phenomenon scientists are exploring
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Meet the "Green Banana."
Blood Brothers
Dolphin study could lead to strategies for slowing down human aging
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Similarities between humans and dolphins could help us delay the process of getting older.
Science
7 extinct birds that were extremely metal
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They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. Thankfully. Learn about some of the most terrifying birds to ever walk the planet.
Low Oxygen
Why a "smaller than expected" dead zone isn't good news
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Annual summer hypoxia points to global trends.
Science
Ammonium nitrate: Beirut explosions underscore the need for better regulations
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How regulating ammonium nitrate can prevent future explosions.
Science
You can see American air pollution inequality from space
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Satellite images reveal distinct boundaries in nitrous oxide pollution.
Lost and Found
Satellite images reveal unexpected colonies of a beloved animal
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Earth has up to 10 percent more emperor penguins than we realized.
Bark?
Can dogs understand you? What a viral challenge means for animal science
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"Dogs learn words that mean something to them."
Inside Job
Watch: This animal uses "predator defecation" as a way to escape death
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These beetles get devoured whole — then live to tell the tale.
Twirling Tails
Scientists shatter the accepted view of how sperm swim — in 3D
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Models of a sperm's eye view upend centuries of fertility science
Culture
Pet-friendly houseplants: 5 that are safe, 5 to avoid
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Looking for a new houseplant and have pets? Consider this list first.
Chimera Love
Strange anglerfish sex is teaching scientists about the immune system
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Medicine's idea of animal models is expanding.
GenX
A solution to pollution is actually a problem, PFAS study reveals
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A potential solution is exacerbating our plastics problem instead.
Cliquey
Gorilla cliques mirror human relationships in 1 very relatable way
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Like humans, gorillas can only keep track of so many friends.
Pushing Limits
Ancient microbes in the "deadest" part of Earth redefine boundaries of life
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“There’s probably not a limit to life anywhere."
Looongevity
Longevity study reveals why ancient trees can stave off death
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New research "can help us better understand the concept of time in biology."
Bug Fight
6 bugs more metal than the “murder hornet"
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Oh, you're afraid of the "murder hornet"? It's time to expand your horizons.
Reptile Sailors
Millions of years ago, crocodiles surfed from Africa to the Americas — study
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"We found a species that could reasonably be the origin of the American crocodiles."
Bug Bites
How mosquitos got their taste for human blood — study
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Two major factors make human blood extra appealing.