Nina Pullano

Nina writes about science and the environment at Inverse.

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Growing

This viral YouTube gardening channel mixes tech tools and ancient practices

The poker player-turned-gardener explains why gardening provides the ultimate digital detox.

Science
Edge effect

Deforestation's unexpected side effect on climate change

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

"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

Voting is almost open for the year's fluffiest competition.

Dino Doom

Old dirt tells new story about dinosaur mass extinction event

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

Study takes a look at the Iberian Peninsula some 40,000 years ago.

Adaptable
Sound of Silence
Fairy Tales

Scientists solve fairy circle mystery with math

Fairy circles are ethereal, but there's hard science behind these fantastical formations.

Gotta catch 'em all

Tens of millions of animal mummies reveal an ancient people's voracious appetite

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

Cyanobacteria is a necessary part of life — and sometimes a deadly force.

Shake Ya Tailfeather

LISTEN: Hear birds communicate without using their beaks

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"

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

Scientists explore where it makes most sense to plant carbon-sequestering trees to fight climate change.

Science
Abracadabra
Science

One household chore is sneakily polluting the environment — study

Researchers are working on trapping synthetic microfibers at the source.

Puppy Chow

Can special diets protect aging dog health? Scientists test claims

New findings suggest that past research on diet does not apply to all dogs.