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Higher sea levels are bad for endangered turtles

Researchers discover what higher tides mean for turtles at one of the world’s most important nesting sites.<p>Due to climate change, the world’s ocean …

When Climate Change Becomes a Climate Catastrophe

"Go Set a Watchman" isn't the only book this year that brings new perspective to an old story line. "Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a …

Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters as numbers rebound

Humpback whale populations have rebounded to up to 90% of pre-whaling numbers in Australian waters, and should no longer be officially considered a threatened species, new research has found.<p>The review of scientific research found humpback numbers off the west coast of Australia had increased at a …

40 percent of adults on Earth have never heard of climate change

By Chelsea Harvey<p>A major concern for climate activists is figuring out what drives the public’s beliefs about climate change. This information can help scientists better engage with the public and help activists understand what factors are likely to make people take climate change seriously as a …

New Report Reveals The Severe Economic Impacts Climate Change Will Have In The South

Climate change is set to hit the Southeast United States and Texas hard.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Risky Business Project, a …

Why do so many whales die on British beaches? Bad weather, military sonar and toxic chemicals can all lead to stranding

The sight of a sentient, beautiful dolphin or whale, slowly dying on a beach, is one of the most heart-rending scenes you would ever hope not to …

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Gregg Segal: 7 Days of Garbage<p>It is easy to forget about trash. We collect it in bags, hide it in garbage bins, and wait for it to be carried away to …

25 of the World's Most Famous Lost Cities

I'm always amazed by human ingenuity around the world, especially when it comes to the built world. From people building the coolest tiny homes in …

Tick Populations Booming

As climates change, ticks spread farther north, harming dogs and humans

Disease

Rapid Warming (Not Hunters) Killed the Woolly Mammoth

Humans are truly self-important creatures. No matter what happens, we think it must have been our doing. Lightning cracks and earthquakes? We …

If All the Bees in the World Die, What Would Happen to Humans?

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What You Need to Know About Ticks

A few weeks ago, on a pleasantly cool day, this reporter and his dog, an Alaskan malamute named Bear, headed for a small set of trails in an area of …

This Isn’t Academic: Millions Of People Will Die If We Don’t Stop Destroying The Planet

That cost comes in form of environmental degradation that threatens to make people’s lives worse not better, says the Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet …

San Francisco

Eat Pizza Pockets, Relive the 90s

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Marcella DiLonardo of modest marce makes portable pizzas you're sure to get nostalgic over.</i><p>In the 90s, more often than not, you could find me …

'Walking feels like lifting tree trunks': astronaut returns after 200 days in space

The astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has broken the record for the longest space mission in history by a woman. In this exclusive interview, she talks about its physical and psychological toll, the experience of having your colleagues' lives in your hands - and how to take a shower in space<p>When …

How Pluto won over NASA’s critics

An experiment in figuring out what Washington likes about outer space.<p>NASA rarely gets an easy win.<p>When the space agency began proposing human missions to Mars, critics slammed it for ignoring a return trip to the nearby Moon. Ted Cruz has publicly flogged it for focusing too much on climate …

Is Getting Old A Disease?

Drug researchers are trying to convince the FDA that the answer is yes<p>On June 24, researchers will meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a very specific reason: they want to test a drug that might slow the aging process. If they succeed, they will show for the first time that aging …

Medicine

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

Is “de-extinction” possible?

Bringing back species that died out long ago is not impossible. What would happen if we tried it?<p>Will we one day walk with dinosaurs or mammoths? The idea isn't completely beyond the realms of possibility.<p>However, as this video from The Verge points out, it’s not quite how the Jurassic Park films …

Here’s What Scientists Think Video Games Are Actually Doing To Our Brains

Are video games and other screen technologies "rewiring" people's brains, as media reports suggest? We asked five psychologists and neurologists.<p>If you read the newspapers, you may get the impression that video games and other forms of digital technology are damaging our brains. They cause …

Mind-Reading Tech Translates Thoughts Into Text

Ever wished Siri could just read your mind?<p>Technology can reconstruct video based on a person's thoughts and even anticipate your moves while you drive. Now, a brain-to-text system can translate brain activity into written words.<p>In a recent study in <i>Frontiers in Neuroscience</i>, seven patients had …

The Brain

The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

Psychology

Wired for kindness: Science shows we prefer compassion

By Daniel Goleman<p>A three-month old infant sits propped up in her mother’s lap, entranced by a puppet show. A small dog tries to lift a heavy bag, and a kind teddy bear helps. Then, as the dog struggles once again to lift the bag, a mean bunny grabs it away.<p>After the puppet show, the infant is shown …

Top Chef Challenge: Make Food For The Masses

The celebrity chef obsession with fast-casual chains has less to do with Chipotle-style riches than with getting back to what they love.<p>Kevin Gillespie, a celebrated Atlanta chef, remembers the exact moment he decided to leave the world of luxury dining: He noticed that his parents had stopped …

We’re Entering A Sixth Mass Extinction, And It’s Our Fault

Species loss rate is 100 times greater than the expected rate<p>These days, sadly, it’s par for the course to hear of new additions to the list of myriad ways that irresponsible human activity is ruining planet Earth. The list is long and cruel, and although many people take these problems facing …

Extinction

Building bigger brains | Sharon Darwish

A new study uncovers the role of a single gene that can control brain size and intelligence — of zebrafish and guppies<p>Bottlenose dolphins have an average brain mass of 1.6 kg, slightly greater than that of humans, and about four times the size of chimpanzee brains.<p>Although you couldn’t really …

The Simple Science Behind Weight Loss

There are thousands of diet plans out there with lots of different approaches to achieving the same goal: trim the fat.<p>Are there universal truths about weight loss that we can all learn? The answer is yes. There is an undeniable science behind the process of losing weight, and it all boils down to …

Weight Loss