Science

Climate Crisis
Planet in Peril

A critical element of the climate crisis may be hidden in the Arctic permafrost

Mind and Body

The one thing you can do at work to boost your metabolism

Cold offices aren’t just a burden — they’re not great for your health. Maybe it’s time to turn up that thermostat.

Science

Trees are good for human health in one strange, unexpected way

On your next visit to the park, try and count all the different species you can see.

Science

One misunderstood animal might help humans live longer

Some species live unexpectedly long lives. By studying how they do it, researchers hope to pinpoint factors affecting human longevity.

Whale Watch

Russia’s secret world of whale spies — and the battle to save one of them

Who is Hvaldimir?

Inverse Game Reviews

Survival has never been more chill than in Subnautica: Below Zero

Inverse Score: 8/10

Science

Take a virtual tour of the darkest place in the world

Swap

A controversial diet change could reduce air pollution and save lives

Feast Your Eyes

7 sustainable "future foods" you need to eat

Science

A form of life crucial for human survival may be disappearing

Recent data suggest that microbial diversity is under threat — which puts the entire planet at risk

Innovation

One big energy bet could end California's drought, but really

With the climate changing and droughts on the rise, big changes are needed in order to save the state.

Check, please!

Food scientists debunk a wasteful myth about expiration dates

“There’s no industry standard for best by, sell by, or use by dates.”

Nature walk
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.

Dream Teams

The team behind your favorite nature documentaries risked it all for flamingos

“It was like buying a ticket to the lottery.”

Reel science

The best adventure game on Apple Arcade will change the way you think about nature

Reconnect with Mother Nature through a simple swipe of your phone.

Slime Time

Single-cell organism's memories twists our understanding of intelligent life

Even the simplest of creatures may be able to make memories.

LIFE IN SPACE
Inverse Codex

For All Mankind Season 1 release date, trailer, plot, and more

Here's everything to know about the first season of the Apple TV+ series from the Battlestar Galactica creator.

boom boom

NASA wants to know how loud a sonic boom can be without scaring the hell out of you

The newest X-plane will help them find out

look up

You don't want to miss May's Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will grace our skies in the early hours of May 26.

cosmic lookout

How scientists will hunt for signs of alien civilizations

If a civilization develops on another planet, it will likely emit these telltale signs.

believe it

Mushrooms on Mars: A “modern Galileo” fights to prove alien life exists

“Our team is advancing science, but those who oppose us are anti-science.”

This week in science

NASA's electric plane and more: Understand the world through 9 images

Innovation

Impressive Falcon 9 milestone proves SpaceX’s future is bright

SpaceX has reached an incredible milestone with its Falcon 9 rocket. The success bodes well for its future goals and missions.

Innovation

SpaceX Starship SN15: slo-mo video captures jaw-dropping flight

SpaceX's Starship recently passed an impressive milestone, and the feat has now been captured in new slo-mo footage.

galaxy quest

A mysterious, subtle signal is emanating from the interstellar medium

Plus: Ancient bacteria reveals what early humans actually ate.

explosive

A volcanic eruption on Mars could help us find life on the planet

Just 50,000 years ago, something big blew up on Mars — meaning the planet could still be geologically active.

Echoes

14.1 billion miles from Earth, Voyager 1 detects a new cosmic "hum"

“And I was like, ‘am I starting to see things?’”

Musk Reads

Elon Musk announces SpaceX’s weirdest mission — Musk Reads

Tesla Cybertruck spotted; Starship SN15 flies; Starlink orders soar.

all science stories
Planet in Peril

A critical element of the climate crisis may be hidden in the Arctic permafrost

Science

Geologists discover physics-defying “forbidden” crystal at atomic bomb site

The bomb that kicked off the Atomic Age also brought extreme physics to Earth for the first time in billions of years.

Sunspotting

The Sun just burped out an explosive space weather event — Look

getting personal

The emotional reason why you should let robots touch you

It could improve your mood.

Science

The ingredients for alien life were found in a planet system still forming

Complex organic molecules exist in planet-forming disks even around hot stars, astronomers find — promising for alien life arising in these systems.

Check, please!

Is food coloring made of bugs? Chemists debunk a common fear

Rear Window

Some mammals can breathe through their butt, scientists discover

This finding could lead to an alternative treatment for severe Covid-19.

Whale Watch

Russia’s secret world of whale spies — and the battle to save one of them

Who is Hvaldimir?

look up

You don't want to miss May's Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will grace our skies in the early hours of May 26.

Good Boy

Why dogs are the key to treating human cancer

In a new study, scientists identify two genetic risk factors.

cosmic lookout

How scientists will hunt for signs of alien civilizations

If a civilization develops on another planet, it will likely emit these telltale signs.

Galactic honeycomb

Look: NASA's massive telescope takes last steps toward monumental launch

The James Webb Space Telescope will analyze planets beyond our solar system.