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Climate Crisis

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

New climate change research could spell bad news for hummingbirds.

Science

Earthquake weather

Earthquake predictions are going viral online — and spreading dangerous conspiracies along the way.

This week in science

NASA Voyager glitch and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Skincare secrets from dolphins and new insights into long Covid: These are the best science images of the week.

HORIZONS

How a genetically-engineered tomato could help solve a global health crisis

Plus: A massive driving headache could soon be a thing of the past.

Science

Melting permafrost could expose millions to invisible cancer-causing gas

Inside the race against radon.

Easy, breezy, beautiful

How do dolphins maintain their glowing skin? A study reveals the surprising answer

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s gorgonian coral.

Climate crisis

Look: Hidden fossils reveal a microscopic creature that may be resilient to climate change

Newly-discovered fossil imprints from phytoplankton show that the organisms didn't die off during past global climate fluctuations.

Climate crisis

The world's most vital forests are dying at twice the rate they did 35 years ago — study

Evidence shows that tree mortality has doubled in the last 35 years in Australian tropical forests, which could result in forests becoming carbon sources one day.

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.

Science

Octopus facts: 5 incredible tidbits you didn't know about the cephalopod

What octopuses eat depends on what species they are and where they live.

Climate Solutions

Can restaurant menus help diners choose climate-friendly meals?

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

Climate Crisis

Watch: Shocking footage shows 2 North Carolina homes claimed by rising seas

Coastal erosion is causing shorelines to creep closer to where people live.

Heating up

Summer 2022: 3 states could experience temperatures 5.4 degrees higher than average

CDC report reveals scorching summer highs. Here are 4 key takeaways.

Heat wave

4 of the worst heat waves in the last 60 years went unrecorded — here's why

A new study retrieves what slipped through the cracks.

Forest for the Trees

Studies linking nature to better mental health focus on wealthy nations — here's why that's a huge problem

Outdoor psychology has a cultural bias problem

Nature walk
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.

Science

Biologists have cracked the ‘long-standing mystery’ of egg mimicking in birds

Or, how to trick someone else into raising your kids (according to birds).

Origins of Humanity

Where and when did humans evolve? New climate data may reveal the answer

A behemoth new study reveals startling insight into ancient human evolution.

Science

Study reveals an alarming link between depression and disasters

As climate change worsens, so too will the mental health repercussions.

Science

The sad tale of the world's largest bee

It’s four times larger than a honeybee.

Happy trails

Parks in these 10 U.S. cities provide the biggest happiness boost

The votes are in.

Hide and Seek

New research reveals hundreds of “hidden” animal species may be lurking in plain sight

Move over, Carl Linnaeus.

Toxic Racism

New research reveals disturbing racial disparities in U.S. air pollution

Recent reports reveal how historically marginalized communities experience greater air pollution exposure.

Inhale, Exhale

Look: Scientists finally discover how boa constrictors can eat giant meals without suffocating

Tree Troubles

Planting trees can be good for the environment — but only if you do it right

How good is planting trees, really?

LIFE IN SPACE
Stuck the landing

Boeing’s Starliner lands in the desert — and brings NASA one step closer to a key strategic goal

Starliner’s path to success has been turbulent.

Touchdown

Watch: Boeing Starliner makes a cushy landing in New Mexico desert

The landing marks an important milestone for Starliner.

Show some teeth

Hubble Telescope captures rare sight of a “smiling” space object

Say cheese!

SpaceTime

50 years ago, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. joined forces to ensure astronauts could survive in space

Could this happen today?

Space Sangria

NASA plans to launch an unexpected organism to space to study cosmic radiation

Cosmic radiation remains a significant danger to spacefarers.

SpaceTime

10 years ago, one SpaceX launch showed NASA they could work with Elon Musk

“This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration.”

It's not aliens

Voyager 1 is sending bizarre, glitchy signals back to NASA

The puzzling signal is coming from onboard the spacecraft, but there’s a challenge in diagnosing from afar.

HORIZONS

China and Russia are on track to set up a Moon base by 2036 — here’s the plan

The politics of Earth play out on the Moon, too.

Science

These galaxies have no dark matter — and astronomers may finally know why

A galaxy 65 million light years away holds secrets to an ancient traffic jam, which may have kicked out dark matter in the process.

This week in science

NASA InSight shutting down and more: Understand the world through 9 images

Glow up

Look: ESA captures remarkable images of a “hedgehog” structure on the Sun

A hedgehog on the Sun? It’s more likely than you think.

Innovation

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch date, specs, and timeline for the ISS flight

The second launch of the Starliner will take place Thursday, with Boeing's ISS abilities on the line.

Space Time

70 years ago, the world united for a monumental scientific project — and kicked off the Space Race

This week marks the 70th anniversary of a landmark scientific collaboration across the world.

Science

NASA announces the end of its Marsquake-hunting lander

Martian dust is bringing a unique Martian mission to an end.

HORIZONS

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft takes another shot at the International Space Station

Plus: When it comes to vaccines, fat matters.

Inverse Codex

For All Mankind Season 3 release date, trailer, cast, plot for the Apple TV+ sci-fi series

Following a huge Season 2 finale, here’s everything we know about the alternate history of For All Mankind Season 3.

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Climate Crisis

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

New climate change research could spell bad news for hummingbirds.

Touchdown

Watch: Boeing Starliner makes a cushy landing in New Mexico desert

The landing marks an important milestone for Starliner.

Mercy

Ancient Roman man lived in agony before Vesuvius eruption killed him — DNA analysis

His death in the volcanic eruption may have been a relief.

Science

Earthquake weather

Earthquake predictions are going viral online — and spreading dangerous conspiracies along the way.

This week in science

NASA Voyager glitch and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Skincare secrets from dolphins and new insights into long Covid: These are the best science images of the week.

Science

Origin of Life: Scientists may have found a missing link between the primordial world and modern life

How the chemistry of life moved beyond the RNA world isn’t fully understood.

Show some teeth

Hubble Telescope captures rare sight of a “smiling” space object

Say cheese!

Leap of faith

Watch: Skydiving salamanders survive falls from redwood trees by gliding effortlessly

In a new study, researchers tested the wandering salamander's skydiving skills by dropping them into a wind tunnel.

Science

The first congressional hearing on UFOs in 50 years shows America’s interest in aliens will never fade

In the 1960s, just as now, the US military expressed great interest in UFOs.

Opinion

Bees and humans have a shocking skill in common, new study reveals

This revelation could unearth new details about the history of our own brains.

Science

The Solar System may have lost the original “Planet Nine”

The early Solar System was a much different place than that seen today.

SpaceTime

10 years ago, one SpaceX launch showed NASA they could work with Elon Musk

“This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration.”

Pet Science

Why is my cat peeing everywhere? Pet experts explain this surprisingly complex behavior

If Fluffy is peeing outside the litter box, consider it a warning sign.

i mean probably not, but

70-year-old astronomy photos may be clues to alien visitors — study

The plates, taken prior to the launch of Sputnik, show satellite-like objects near Earth.

Easy, breezy, beautiful

How do dolphins maintain their glowing skin? A study reveals the surprising answer

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s gorgonian coral.

Reel Science

The most controversial alien sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime explores a murky theory on the origin of life

Is it problematic to suggest aliens are the origin of life on Earth? Let's explain.