Environment

HORIZONS

Lab-grown chicken could hit store shelves soon — here's how it tastes

Climate Crisis

Elephants could be key to saving the planet — here’s why

Science

Is plastic recycling a scam? Here’s the truth about the common practice

Science

Humans didn’t evolve to live in cold — our survival is a lesson in ingenuity

Science

Deep-sea mining could power a clean energy future — but there’s a cost

breathtaking

Cannibal insects, carnivorous plants: 12 stunning shots from a close-up photography competition

light pollution

Future humans may not be able to see the stars from Earth — study

Wacky weather

Time lapse shows shocking temperature changes between December and January

This week in science

NASA ends Geotail mission and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Planet in Peril

Almost half of land animals will soon face extreme heat — here's why that's so scary

Climate crisis

Will Antarctica’s ice sheet collapse? New study offers reason for hope

Science

Why is January so dark and cold? Here’s the truth about winter’s gloomiest days

Zap!

In a wild first, physicists used lasers to control lightning on a mountaintop

Innovation

An ambitious plan could help repair one of California’s biggest ecological catastrophes

Innovation

California flooding reveals an unexpected solution to endless droughts

hot hot hot

Look: 5 charts reveal how hot 2022 was in new detail

What They Knew

This oil giant accurately predicted global warming — and still lied about it

Turn it down!

Listen: Dolphins "scream" to each other over human-made noise pollution

Innovation

Scientists accidentally created a novel method to make fertilizer more green

Gear

Lectric’s e-trike may be the most affordably priced three-wheeler yet

No mercy

Bog bodies reveal a gruesome trend through history

Unbe-leaf-able

This leaf-inspired device could be the key to hydrogen farms

Innovation

Plant-based plastics may not be as eco-friendly as they seem

Science

Why is January so depressing? Blame the Earth’s tilt

Toughen up

A 2,000-year-old Roman engineering secret could make today’s buildings greener

Climate Crisis

At least half the world’s glaciers could disappear — and that’s under the best-case scenario

Science

This insidious urban wildfire health risk happens after the fires stop

Into the abyss

Shipwrecks, new species, and dead zones: 9 biggest deep-sea discoveries of 2022

Gear

This solar-assisted electric speedboat is backed by a former Tesla exec

New discoveries

Meet these 10 plants and fungi new to science in 2022

Tree Time

Can we map every tree in the world? AI tech could help get us there

Opinion

Mercury poisoning in fish: New study reveals a promising way to avoid it

Breakthrough Awards

This ecologist is on a mission to save Earth’s microbiome — and he’s closer than ever

Science

Your air purifier may be doing more harm than good

Science

Scientists have debunked a popular corporate greenwashing tactic

Science

These science-backed hacks will keep your Christmas tree fresh for weeks

Science

Grab a cracker: Meet the microbes that make your holiday cheese plate

Gear

This Tesla conversion kit turns your Model Y into an offroad beast

Zombies?

Back from the dead: 9 species rediscovered in 2022

Gear

This electric hypercar smashed an EV acceleration record

Science

One of Earth's most diverse ecosystems is under threat — here's how we can save it

Gear

Hyundai’s 2023 Kona pulls its new look from the futuristic Ioniq 5

Water watch

NASA's newest satellite could provide the clearest picture ever of all the water on Earth

Science

A strangely sedentary butterfly reveals why adapting to climate change isn't enough

Gear

Dell’s nearly screw-less laptop snaps together in less than a minute

Animals galore

Parasitic wasps, friendly anemones: 9 new species identified in 2022

The Inverse Awards 2022

The 10 weirdest animal discoveries of 2022

Science

Why pink snow could spell peril for the American West

Gear

Cake’s electric ATV doubles as a semi-autonomous farmhand

Gear

This shape-shifting e-bike morphs into a high-powered snowmobile