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.
Adaptable
Study reveals 11 bizarre fish that can walk on land
Nina Pullano
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.
Melt and Rise
Antarctica glacier melt sparks concerns as pandemic delays climate talks
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Two major glaciers are breaking up. That's bad news.
Far From Food
"Food miles" map shows how easy it is to eat locally in the United States
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A new study pinpoints the best American regions for eating locally.
Lonely Boy
A unique trait shared by tortoises and humans changes a scientific belief
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Solo or social, faces are important across the animal kingdom.
Tweet tweet
Four wild ways birds have evolved to live alongside humans
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Birds in cities and other human-dominated areas have adapted to have big brains and curious behaviors.
Science
Dog genome study finds surprising truth about labradoodles
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Seems these labradoodles carry a bit of extra "-oodle" in their genes.
Superheroes of the sea
How a sea otter superpower helps protect the oceans against climate change
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A new study reveals that the system only works when sea otters are around to keep it on track.
Eat Up
Changing our diet in 3 key ways could fundamentally alter climate change
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A pair of studies argues it's time to reconsider our eating habits.
Hometown History
Where was your hometown 750 million years ago? Map reveals
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Get to know your local fossils.