Science

Climate Crisis
intersection

7 overlooked ways Martin Luther King Jr. influenced environmental justice

Dr. King's legacy made the environment a social justice issue.

Coffee, but make it green

Scientists reveal 4 coffee drinks with the greatest impact on the environment

Fortunately, there are greener approaches to your morning buzz.

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You need to watch the most underrated apocalyptic anime on HBO MAX ASAP

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climate crisis

NASA data reveals the truth about Covid-19's effect on climate change

"This is the warmest decade in the historical record without any question whatsoever."

Climate Crisis

Climate crisis: Study shows how Tesla and other electric vehicle firms could move the needle

The green credentials of Tesla, Rivian, and other EV companies may be more grounded than you think.

Climate Crisis

A rapidly declining insect population spells trouble for humans

Raise the Roof

Giant Tesla Solar Roof: jaw-dropping video gets response from Elon Musk

This may be the most ambitious installation of a Solar Roof yet.

Green Resolutions

5 easy green habits from 2020 worth keeping

reduce, reuse, recycle

This recycling robot may just change the world

This innovation could save tons of waste and money.

Boom

The puzzling science behind the awakening of a powerful Yellowstone geyser

Why did Steamboat wake up?

FAQS

Is it possible to recycle wrapping paper? An expert weighs in

This is not as simple as it seems.

Splish Splash

Researchers develop a critical fix for an increasingly thirsty world

This could be a game-changer for water filtration.

Nature walk
Innovation

8 ways robots may transform urban nature

paw patrol

Dogs need these 7 traits to survive the ultimate endurance sport

“Either they have it or they don’t.”

Social Theory

Study reveals a surprising similarity between bonobos and humans

Once again, animals show humans are not so unique.

jingle jingle

Which Christmas tree is best for the environment? Real, fake, or 'used' fake?

Here's your guide to making the best decision this year

Fecal Findings

Researchers find one big surprise in this pizza-munching lizard

Hold your nose.

NSFW

Clams engage in wacky, competitive group sex, study finds

"I’d periodically leave and come back a few hours later and they were still at it."

fur frenemy

GPS trackers reveal one thing outdoor cat owners need to know

Natural born killers.

LOL

3 animals that evolved to laugh

Murder Hornets

Honey bees in Vietnam have a surprising defense against murder hornets

It might not be pleasant, but it gets the job done.

imbalance

Humanity has reached a new, terrifying tipping point, study finds

The mass of anthropogenic material produced every week now outweighs all 7.8 billion humans on the planet.

That's Nuts

This master hibernator's unusual survival strategy could help keep astronauts alive

This squirrel has an unusual way of stocking up on in the long winter.

below the fold

3D models reveal why some animals don't get coronavirus

This technology could help prevent future coronavirus outbreaks.

LIFE IN SPACE
cosmic reflections

King's allusions to space travel expose a lasting inequality

climate crisis

NASA data reveals the truth about Covid-19's effect on climate change

"This is the warmest decade in the historical record without any question whatsoever."

countdown

Blue Origin steps toward human spaceflight with stunning launch video

Jeff Bezos' space-faring firm has completed its 14th New Shepard mission, with a slew of upgrades dedicated to human spaceflight.

Driving in Circles

Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster set to complete a second orbit of the Sun

The red Tesla Roadster, first launched into space by the Falcon Heavy, is about to complete its second orbit.

ancient pair

Scientists discover the oldest supermassive black hole, and it's too big

Scientists can't explain how the black hole reached this size.

listen close

Scientists detect ancient cosmic 'background noise' hidden in old Arecibo observatory data

These faint ripples in space-time are billions of years old.

better half

Solar wind study explains why the northern lights are so spectacular

This may also explain why there are more blackouts in the Northern Hemisphere.

search party

NASA is doubling down on its efforts to find alien life at Jupiter’s moons

Mission not accomplished.

Flying Start

SpaceX: 5 incredible Falcon 9 photos capture the first launch of 2021

SpaceX sent up its first mission of the year, and the photos were as impressive as ever.

Innovation

SpaceX Starlink is coming to the UK: How it could change pastoral England

Pour one out

Astronomers get a glimpse of a galaxy on the verge of death

ID2299 is bleeding out gas.

Liftoff!

6 landmark space missions to look forward to in 2021

You won't want to miss it.

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cosmic reflections

King's allusions to space travel expose a lasting inequality

intersection

7 overlooked ways Martin Luther King Jr. influenced environmental justice

Dr. King's legacy made the environment a social justice issue.

Good boy

Puppy care 101: 6 essential factors every owner needs to know

So you adopted a dog...now what?

Science

Scientists are baffled by these 6 glow-in-the-dark animals

shoprite

The 17 behavior biases that secretly control how you shop

Coffee, but make it green

Scientists reveal 4 coffee drinks with the greatest impact on the environment

Fortunately, there are greener approaches to your morning buzz.

Stick it

6 ways to stick to your New Year's resolutions

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fight fight fight

Scientists say all men have 'selfish sperm'

Sperm compete in a "shocking" pre-birth competition, according to a new study.

ancient pair

Scientists discover the oldest supermassive black hole, and it's too big

Scientists can't explain how the black hole reached this size.

pig portrait

45,000-year-old pig painting may be world's most ancient figurative artwork

"This suggests that ancient people on this island possibly felt some sort of strong connection to this wild pig, perhaps even on a spiritual level."

listen close

Scientists detect ancient cosmic 'background noise' hidden in old Arecibo observatory data

These faint ripples in space-time are billions of years old.