Science

Climate Crisis
SAF me up

Scientists say sustainable aviation fuel is greener than we thought

Burning cleaner fuel can make for clearer skies

Deep dive

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

This long-lived fish may just outlive you.

BFF

Look: Incredible drone footage reveals killer whales’ secret social lives

Souped-Up Snails

A computer smaller than a penny just solved an ecological mystery

Pinned to the shells of snails, they share the secrets of a resilient species

light show

Physicists solved a longstanding mystery of the aurora borealis

Culture

This one weirdly simple traffic change could save lives

In 2004, UPS eliminated the left turn. Be like UPS.

Culture

Inside the growing movement to make rivers legally qualify as people

Science

This futuristic water filter could let you drink seawater

New methods could help solve an upcoming water crisis

Culture

The most annoying part of travel could be what saves national parks

With post-pandemic park visits surging, it’s time to get smart about our national parks.

Science

One of the biggest dinosaurs ever was just discovered in Australia

Meet the southern titan, a two-bus long, two-story tall absolute unit.

Gaming

Battlefield 2042 is repeating the MCU's biggest pop culture problem

Video games need to get comfortable with offending people — here's why.

Goodnight Moon

Here’s what would actually happen if we changed the Moon’s orbit

A congressman asked and we answered.

Nature walk
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

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.

Future Earth 2121

What would happen if the polar ice caps melted?

The 3 percent

Scientists reveal the 6 places on Earth where we can restore animal life

Odd Couple

10 images of unlikely animal relationships

These animals take “opposites attract” to the next level.

Science of the Sun

1 big pro and 4 cons of solar geoengineering

Gene Theory

Plant DNA found for the first time in animals, bizarre study reveals

Nature Nightmare

Why peanut butter could trigger the next pandemic

There’s a deadly link between pandemics, forests, and peanut butter.

Lost and Found

'Zombie' species: 7 'extinct' animals rediscovered by science

Peek into nature’s lost-and-found bin.

Weed Worries

Weed’s next big problem is the wrong type of green

The environmental impact of marijuana, explained.

LIFE IN SPACE
cosmic hitchhike

New study tests the feasibility of life traveling from one planet to another

A new study could help resolve the biggest mystery of the cosmos: panspermia.

look up!

You need to see the last Supermoon of the year

The Strawberry Supermoon is here to welcome summer time.

star sign

Betelgeuse: A modern cosmic mystery around a massive star has been solved

More than a year later, scientists finally figured out what caused this famous star to dim.

Innovation

SpaceX: Space Force partnership kicks off a new chapter for the Falcon 9

By using a reusable booster, the newest branch of the military signals openness to this cornerstone of Elon Musk's rocketry company.

Red Planet Rodeo

6 groundbreaking Mars missions that paved the way for Perseverance

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Liftoff!

Musk Reads

Tesla's Model S Plaid makes you feel like you’re “driving the future”

Tesla’s Model S Plaid makes its debut; Starlink scouts new frontiers; Musk pushes clean crypto.

Stacking up

Artemis 1: NASA SLS megarocket hits another milestone

Open Space

NASA just took another step in getting more private citizens to space

The agency has put out a request for mission proposals to send people to the International Space Station.

Inverse Recommends

You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi cult classic on Amazon Prime ASAP

This '80s sci-fi gem was made by one of the all-time great horror directors, and it shows.

just keep swimming

Freeze-dried sperm: The future of space colonies is being tested on the ISS

Life on Mars may be freeze-dried.

ET, U UP?

UFO Pentagon report: What to expect and how to read it

What to expect when you're expecting aliens.

Innovation

SpaceX Mars City: Bezos and Branson reveal the flaw in Elon Musk's vision of space

The three billionaires are locked in a race to reach space — but some future visions look more promising than others.

all science stories
cosmic hitchhike

New study tests the feasibility of life traveling from one planet to another

A new study could help resolve the biggest mystery of the cosmos: panspermia.

This week in science

Zhurong Mars selfie and more: Understand the world through 10 images

calorie-free

Intermittent fasting may not offer dramatic benefits — here’s why

What defines success depends on who you ask.

look up!

You need to see the last Supermoon of the year

The Strawberry Supermoon is here to welcome summer time.

Dream Teams

What an ancient burial taught scientists about humanity

“You could literally spend decades excavating this cave and make new discoveries.”

Cave Dwellers

Look — here’s how our ancient human ancestors lit up dark caves

Torches, lamps or fireplaces? An experiment reveals the best early human lighting tactics

Deep dive

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

This long-lived fish may just outlive you.

New Leaf

How teen marijuana use may alter the shape of the brain

New research finds “cannabis is indeed having some sort of an effect on this neuro-maturation process.”

star sign

Betelgeuse: A modern cosmic mystery around a massive star has been solved

More than a year later, scientists finally figured out what caused this famous star to dim.

BFF

Look: Incredible drone footage reveals killer whales’ secret social lives

light show

Physicists solved a longstanding mystery of the aurora borealis

Down the Drain

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