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Climate Crisis
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Heat dome: The United States is baking under this powerful weather phenomenon

Heat domes typically persist for several days in any location, but they can last longer.

concrete jungle

Look: 10 jaw-dropping images reveal nature running wild in cities

Fancy seeing you here!

Global Disaster

1.8 billion people face once-in-a-century flooding, study reveals

A shocking number of people globally are at risk of floods.

Retrospective

5 years ago, the director of Parasite made his most unsettling sci-fi movie

Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix classic is a powerful reminder about how film can change the world.

Horizons

Artificial photosynthesis can grow plants without light — and may solve a planetary dilemma

Plus: Robotic limbs can feel real.

Reel Science

The best post-apocalypse movie of the century reveals a dark debate over humanity’s future

Climate doom is a serious threat in both science fiction and real life.

This week in science

Historic Yellowstone flooding and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Dinner calling

Watch: These bats can memorize your phone ringtone, and it might help them hunt

Frog-eating bats have impressive long term memory.

Historic

Yellowstone flooding: 10 images capture the extent of destruction

It will likely take some time to rebuild the damaged areas.

Back from the dead?

8 rare species thought to be extinct that actually aren't

Weird, wacky, and way more resilient than we give them credit for.

This week in science

NASA CAPSTONE launch plans and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Climate Crisis

Climate change and air pollution are wrecking children’s health, a landmark review reveals

The research leaves no doubt about the devastating threat of climate change and air pollution to children.

HORIZONS

NASA loses 2 cyclone-tracking satellites after launch company Astra rocket fails

Plus: A sensor hopes to remove the stink from Boston’s transit elevators.

Culture

An iconic American endangered species is at the heart of a political war in Wisconsin

The state’s wolf population is determined by political volleying, with each side of the debate seeking easy answers.

Science

Marine scientists are getting to the bottom of why some big fish dive deep, deep down

Some of the ocean’s biggest predators dive way down into the cold, dark depths.

Mysteries of the deep

Look: Scientists map Antarctic ocean depths in incredible detail

New images provide an unprecedented view of the most remote ocean in the world.

Nature walk
concrete jungle

Look: 10 jaw-dropping images reveal nature running wild in cities

Fancy seeing you here!

Global Disaster

1.8 billion people face once-in-a-century flooding, study reveals

A shocking number of people globally are at risk of floods.

Reel Science

The best post-apocalypse movie of the century reveals a dark debate over humanity’s future

Climate doom is a serious threat in both science fiction and real life.

Climate Crisis

Climate change and air pollution are wrecking children’s health, a landmark review reveals

The research leaves no doubt about the devastating threat of climate change and air pollution to children.

Reel Science

The zaniest sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a real way to manipulate the weather

Can you really control the weather? Here's what an expert has to say.

Trash talk

Watch: Superworms snacking on styrofoam could be the solution to the world's trash problem

Simply delicious!

What's in a Name?

Scientists were baffled by this fruit's quirky biology — but indigenous people knew the answer for centuries

Researchers are still catching up to traditional Indigenous knowledge when it comes to classifying plant species.

Protect Our Planet

Planting trees isn’t enough. Here’s why we need tiny man-made forests.

Mini-forests could be a key to climate adaptation.

Reel Science

The best dinosaur show of the decade is based on ancient clues and fossils

Buried in our fossil record lies clues to the lives of prehistoric animals, including, yes, dinosaurs.

Climate Crisis

Can hummingbirds survive climate change? Scientists say it's complicated

New climate change research could spell bad news for hummingbirds.

Toxic Truth

Pollution is responsible for one in six deaths each year — and it’s getting worse

It's a sobering finding, but scientists hope it will serve as a wake-up call.

Parklife

Study: Being close to nature reduces the risk of stroke

Air pollution, unsurprisingly, increases it.

Climate Solutions

Can restaurant menus help diners choose climate-friendly meals?

Two key fixes could seriously reduce greenhouse gas emissions when eating out.

Wild Ideas

A massive societal problem for humans is also harming animals

Studying wealth inequality in the animal kingdom could help us understand evolution.

Science

How one architect’s radical ideas about nature changed American cities forever

Frederick Law Olmsted would have been 200 years old today — his legacy endures.

animal crossing

Look: 8 animals will flourish thanks to the largest wildlife corridor in the world

The project will break ground on Earth Day.

LIFE IN SPACE
Science

Astronomers discover a quirky star with a surprisingly galactic feature

So few stars of this type have been observed so far.

Science

Why Jupiter Is One Of the Webb Telescope's First Targets

Webb's science mission starts close to home.

This week in science

NASA launches CAPSTONE and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Science

These 5 objects could be Webb's full-color first images

NASA recently dropped some hints, and here’s what we know so far.

Seeing red

Behold! Curiosity discovers Martian rocks contain an essential ingredient of life

Mars may be more like some areas of Earth than we think.

Science

Webb Telescope will take aim at one of Hubble's most iconic targets

Webb will stare into the Hubble Deep Field and unearth our universe's infancy.

Science

NASA’s CAPSTONE Mission Is On Its Way to the Moon

CAPSTONE is about the size of a microwave oven, but it’s blazing a trail for Artemis and NASA’s next crewed space station.

alien worlds

JWST will unlock the mysteries of these 7 peculiar exoplanets

Science

Virgin Orbit targets June launch window for U.S. Space Force collaboration

"Straight Up" is Virgin Orbit's next collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Science

NASA found the crash site of the rocket booster that hit the Moon in March

The crater could help identify the (probably Chinese) rocket.

Science

NASA mission to an ancient mini-planet in our Solar System suffers major setback

NASA's Psyche mission will not launch this year.

Horizons

Artificial photosynthesis can grow plants without light — and may solve a planetary dilemma

Plus: Robotic limbs can feel real.

Science

Astronomers spot a galaxy “supercluster” almost as old as the Big Bang

It’s gigantic and over twelve billion light years away.

Science

NASA lit 1,500 fires on the International Space Station — and discovered something new

Non-premixed flames are those where the fuel and the oxidizer remain separate before reaction, or ignition, like a candle flame.

Science

The Webb Telescope is already exceeding NASA’s expectations

Here’s how the JWST has performed ahead of our first official photos in July.

Science

New molecules found on a nearby asteroid could reveal the origins of life

Japanese researchers recently announced that Ryugu carries strains of no less than 20 different amino acids — the building blocks of life itself!

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Check, please!

Why does spicy food make you sweat? A neuroscientist breaks it down

The body isn’t in actual harm, but it responds as if it is.

Cat Corner

Why is my cat scratching furniture? The answer might surprise you

Scientists identify a surprising link between this feline behavior and emotional closeness.

Science

Astronomers discover a quirky star with a surprisingly galactic feature

So few stars of this type have been observed so far.

Science

Heat dome: The United States is baking under this powerful weather phenomenon

Heat domes typically persist for several days in any location, but they can last longer.

Science

Why Jupiter Is One Of the Webb Telescope's First Targets

Webb's science mission starts close to home.

Science

The Large Hadron Collider restarts next week — here's what it's hunting for

Here's what you need to know.

This week in science

NASA launches CAPSTONE and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Science

These 5 objects could be Webb's full-color first images

NASA recently dropped some hints, and here’s what we know so far.

Science

This "city killer" asteroid won't hit Earth after all

An asteroid seemed to be headed our way — but it turns out we're in no danger.

Seeing red

Behold! Curiosity discovers Martian rocks contain an essential ingredient of life

Mars may be more like some areas of Earth than we think.

Science

Webb Telescope will take aim at one of Hubble's most iconic targets

Webb will stare into the Hubble Deep Field and unearth our universe's infancy.

Science

NASA’s CAPSTONE Mission Is On Its Way to the Moon

CAPSTONE is about the size of a microwave oven, but it’s blazing a trail for Artemis and NASA’s next crewed space station.

alien worlds

JWST will unlock the mysteries of these 7 peculiar exoplanets

Science

Cosmic rays could erase evidence of past life on Mars

Amino acids don't last long near the Martian surface.

Global Disaster

1.8 billion people face once-in-a-century flooding, study reveals

A shocking number of people globally are at risk of floods.

Science

Galaxy Cluster Abell 1351 shows off its gravitational lens

It’s nature’s giant telescope.