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Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Geology

'Walking' fish help scientists to understand how we left the ocean

Our ancestors’ transition out of the water and onto the land was a pivotal moment in evolution. No longer buoyed by water, early tetrapods (animals …

New York University

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Causing Life Expectancy in America to Drop Dramatically

U.S. life expectancy has decreased for the second year in a row, and an editorial in the <i>BMJ</i> points to three contributing factors: drugs, alcohol and …

Demographics

Surprise, we’ve been accidentally geoengineering for decades … and we can’t stop now.

A trope of sci-fi movies these days, from Snowpiercer to Geostorm, is that our failure to tackle climate change will eventually force us to deploy an …

Qubits