Science

Climate Crisis
drink up

Scientists uncover billions of gallons of hidden fresh water off Hawai'i

Who's thirsty?

water's fine

Researchers are bugging the deep ocean to save this elusive sea creature

Anyone down there?

Now you see me...

This plant literally evolved to avoid humans

Can you spot it in this picture?

Deep Dive

Humans get sick diving in the ocean, but here's why dolphins don't

In case you needed another reason to be jealous of dolphins.

resilience

Scientists have made a counterintuitive discovery about the Amazon rainforest

This is absolutely not what they expected to find.

small packages

Tiny animals provide big Arctic data

This insight will be crucial for conservation.

Natural History

Key moment in human history reveals our effect on the natural world

"Peat is an important natural archive."

Recycle 4 real

We're drowning in a sea of plastic. A new process could be a life preserver

Before you put your grocery bags into the recycling, read this.

Microplastic

Earth can’t escape this one type of pollution

tree hugging

To reduce pollution pockets, Los Angeles is using A.I. from Google

drip

Nine ways to stop water pollution at home

“If you don’t want to drink it, don’t put it down the drain.”

forever ever

Biden's surprisingly simple plan to clean up "forever chemicals" could actually work

The federal government may be on the cusp of admitting chemicals that kill us are "hazardous."

Space
Inverse Daily

Here's why space messes your body up

Because so few people have been to space, little is known about the true extent of space health conditions or what drives them in the body. Until now.

burn baby burn

Earth could have been a scorching, Venus-like world save for this one thing

power outage

One biological molecule may explain how space affects astronauts' health

This is an unparalleled examination of why astronauts' bodies change in space.

Star Power

SpaceX Starship: watch incredible static fire ahead of 20-kilometer jump

If SpaceX pulls off this test, it will be a giant leap for the spacefaring company.

detective work

Historic neutrino detection could tell us what the Sun is really made of

Scientists are getting to the core of the matter.

Spacetime

3 experiments that prove Einstein’s theory of relativity

Over and over again, nature confirms Einstein's revolutionary theory of relativity

eat up!

This is how the Apollo mission changed Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner wouldn't be the same without a trip or two to the Moon.

Link Up

Musk Reads: SpaceX Starlink will get a much-needed feature

Werner Herzog criticizes Musk and SpaceX prepares to break a rocket reusability record. What’s next for Crew Dragon?

lift off

Watch the largest Earth-observing satellite ever launch into space

Sentinel-6 is looking out for below.

moon base

Scientists want to build a lunar habitat inspired by ancient architecture

A Pantheon for a new age.

Star Gazing

SpaceX: how to see Starlink this week in London, New York, Los Angeles

SpaceX's internet connectivity constellation is making its way across the sky.

Inverse Daily

The astrophysics lab of the future is being built in a garage

The first-of-its-kind lab will help solve some of the biggest mysteries of the universe.

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Seared

How pumpkin spice flavor was created in a lab

Ancient History

Thumb study reveals why one ancient human had the upper hand over another

The thumb may prove crucial to understanding Neanderthals and ourselves.

power outage

One biological molecule may explain how space affects astronauts' health

This is an unparalleled examination of why astronauts' bodies change in space.

detective work

Historic neutrino detection could tell us what the Sun is really made of

Scientists are getting to the core of the matter.

Bird Watch

This ancient bird’s big beak breaks new ground in the fossil record

Spacetime

3 experiments that prove Einstein’s theory of relativity

Over and over again, nature confirms Einstein's revolutionary theory of relativity

Dinosaurs

Dino bones reveal T.Rex’s awkward teen phase

Even tyrant lizards have growth spurts.

eat up!

This is how the Apollo mission changed Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner wouldn't be the same without a trip or two to the Moon.

Now you see me...

This plant literally evolved to avoid humans

Can you spot it in this picture?

Deep Dive

Humans get sick diving in the ocean, but here's why dolphins don't

In case you needed another reason to be jealous of dolphins.

lift off

Watch the largest Earth-observing satellite ever launch into space

Sentinel-6 is looking out for below.

moon base

Scientists want to build a lunar habitat inspired by ancient architecture

A Pantheon for a new age.