Nina Pullano

Nina writes about science and the environment at Inverse.
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Ancient Megalodon teeth reveal the terrifying shark was in a league of its own
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"Mega" indeed.
Growing
This viral YouTube gardening channel mixes tech tools and ancient practices
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The poker player-turned-gardener explains why gardening provides the ultimate digital detox.
Science
How to vote during Fat Bear Week 2020
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It's time to vote for the best and the bulkiest. Fat Bear Week is a chance to vote for the Fattest Bear in Alaska's Katmai National Park.
Edge effect
Deforestation's unexpected side effect on climate change
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Pay attention to the edges of the forest, experts warn.
woof
A new Covid-19 study on cats and dogs has good news for their owners
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"There is currently no evidence that cats or dogs play a significant role in human infection."
V O T E
The other 2020 election to watch: Vote in Fat Bear Week
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Voting is almost open for the year's fluffiest competition.
Dino Doom
Chicxulub crater discovery tells a new story about dinosaurs' end
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The true havoc wreaked by the asteroid behind the dinosaur die-off is becoming ever clearer.
Stone Cold
Discovery of ancient stone tool rewrites early human history
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Study takes a look at the Iberian Peninsula some 40,000 years ago.
Adaptable
Study reveals 11 bizarre fish that can walk on land
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Eleven species of fish are capable of walking on land, a new study reveals.
Sound of Silence
Study reveals coronavirus pandemic's surprising effect on how birds sing
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It is not all quiet on the western front.
Fairy Tales
Scientists solve fairy circle mystery with math
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Fairy circles are ethereal, but there's hard science behind these fantastical formations.
Gotta catch 'em all
Millions of animal mummies reveal an ancient people's voracious appetite
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Ancient Egyptians preserved millions of birds to serve as food for their dead. But how they got these unfortunate avians remained a mystery — until now.
Science
Why an ancient organism is killing elephants at an alarming rate
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Cyanobacteria is a necessary part of life — and sometimes a deadly force.
Shake Ya Tailfeather
LISTEN: Hear birds communicate without using their beaks
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Subtle differences in feather ruffle sounds helped researchers identify a new subspecies.
a series of unfortunate events
Notorious Australian spiders kill humans by "evolutionary coincidence"
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A new study explains how a highly venomous group of spiders got their powers.
green thumbs
Can planting a trillion trees really help Earth? It's complicated
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Scientists explore where it makes most sense to plant carbon-sequestering trees to fight climate change.
Science
5 ways to eat healthier and more sustainably
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Food choices can harm or benefit both human and environmental health. Here are some decisions you can make differently.
Abracadabra
What performing magic for animals teaches us about the brain
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Sleight-of-hand may work on animals, too.
Science
One household chore is sneakily polluting the environment — study
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Researchers are working on trapping synthetic microfibers at the source.
Puppy Chow
Can special diets protect aging dog health? Scientists test claims
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New findings suggest that past research on diet does not apply to all dogs.