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Racism in Nature

Scientists confirm 6 links between race and air pollution

A positive trend in decreasing air pollution masks glaring racial disparities.

Human History

Fossils that "clearly foreshadow" modern humans are 30,000 years older than we thought

Scientists update the age of the Omo I fossils in eastern Africa, pushing the timeline of human history in the region back by some 30,000 years.

Sex Ed

Dolphin study could help us understand the evolution of female pleasure

Scientists suggest the dolphin clitoris plays an important role in sexual pleasure, helping us understand the evolution of this behavior.

Cat Corner

Does my cat think I’m just a bigger cat? It’s complicated

What is Tiddles thinking?

SOS

11 vital climate lessons from 2021 to help you through 2022

This year will be pivotal.

Light as a feather

Revealed: A beautiful connection between birds’ appearances and their behavior

Skunky

Why does cannabis smell? The answer might not be what you think

As always, science has a surprising answer.

Ancient Life

Scientists discover an ancient oceanic reptile that evolved exceedingly fast

Scientists now know how this big boy joined the ranks of ocean giants.

You Need to Calm Down

Elephant study could reduce conflict with humans

This one factor keeps young male elephants cool and calm in the face of humans.

Ocean Breeze

Sea spray could be dousing you in toxic "forever chemicals" — study

Scientists reveal chemicals known as PFAAs, are being transported across long distances on sea spray, thereby entering the atmosphere and impacting human health.

Origin of Life

How did life arise? New study offers fundamental evidence for a disputed theory

Meet LUCA, the ancestor you never knew you had.

Ribbit

Scientists see a strange — and worrying — climate change effect in frogs

It's not a good sign.

City Living

Is planting trees good for cities? Why this question misses an essential truth

This is a two-way street.

Nature Watch

Does nature have legal rights? The answer is not as simple as you think

Recent court cases in the US and Latin America bring up a contentious question: Does nature have legal standing in a court of law?

Crisis

Will primates become extinct? 7 experts explain the looming threat

Primates are finding it difficult to adapt to habitat loss and climate change, leading to population declines and prompting worries about their extinction.

Countdown

What did COP26 actually accomplish?

Here are 11 decisions made in Glasgow that could slow the climate crisis — really!

Racism in Nature

Scientists confirm 6 links between race and air pollution

A positive trend in decreasing air pollution masks glaring racial disparities.

Human History

Fossils that "clearly foreshadow" modern humans are 30,000 years older than we thought

Scientists update the age of the Omo I fossils in eastern Africa, pushing the timeline of human history in the region back by some 30,000 years.

Sex Ed

Dolphin study could help us understand the evolution of female pleasure

Scientists suggest the dolphin clitoris plays an important role in sexual pleasure, helping us understand the evolution of this behavior.

Cat Corner

Does my cat think I’m just a bigger cat? It’s complicated

What is Tiddles thinking?

SOS

11 vital climate lessons from 2021 to help you through 2022

This year will be pivotal.

Light as a feather

Revealed: A beautiful connection between birds’ appearances and their behavior

Skunky

Why does cannabis smell? The answer might not be what you think

As always, science has a surprising answer.

Ancient Life

Scientists discover an ancient oceanic reptile that evolved exceedingly fast

Scientists now know how this big boy joined the ranks of ocean giants.

You Need to Calm Down

Elephant study could reduce conflict with humans

This one factor keeps young male elephants cool and calm in the face of humans.

Ocean Breeze

Sea spray could be dousing you in toxic "forever chemicals" — study

Scientists reveal chemicals known as PFAAs, are being transported across long distances on sea spray, thereby entering the atmosphere and impacting human health.

Origin of Life

How did life arise? New study offers fundamental evidence for a disputed theory

Meet LUCA, the ancestor you never knew you had.

Ribbit

Scientists see a strange — and worrying — climate change effect in frogs

It's not a good sign.

City Living

Is planting trees good for cities? Why this question misses an essential truth

This is a two-way street.

Nature Watch

Does nature have legal rights? The answer is not as simple as you think

Recent court cases in the US and Latin America bring up a contentious question: Does nature have legal standing in a court of law?

Crisis

Will primates become extinct? 7 experts explain the looming threat

Primates are finding it difficult to adapt to habitat loss and climate change, leading to population declines and prompting worries about their extinction.

Countdown

What did COP26 actually accomplish?

Here are 11 decisions made in Glasgow that could slow the climate crisis — really!