The evidence is right in front of you. This story was originally published on Smarter Than That in 2008. We are republishing a lightly edited version on Popular Science in light of recent interest in subject.
A group of scientists studying a broad range of Arctic systems — from sea ice to permafrost to the Greenland ice sheet — gathered in D.C. Wednesday to lay out just how extreme a year 2016 has been so for
Industrial pollution has been a huge problem for many countries and is one of the primary sources for environmental contamination. Photographer J. Henry Fair has found a new way to bring attention to severity
BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities on Saturday charged three people with terrorism-related crimes after a sweeping round of security raids that prosecutors said was connected to an imminent threat of attack.
In a landmark discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores, scientists have found bones from tiny hominins that pre-dated the famous hobbit by 600,000 years. On September 2nd, 2003, a team of researchers
Economists give strong critique of neoliberal doctrine ushered in by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s A strong warning that austerity policies can do more harm than good has been delivered
Nitrogen compounds from fertilisers and animal waste drifting over industrial regions is combining to form fine particulate pollution, report finds Farming is the biggest single cause of the worst air
An economics professor says his flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the equations he was writing might be a sign he was a terrorist. American Airlines confirmed on Saturday that a woman
(CNN) — More than 100 million years ago, something curious happened. Massive herds of dinosaurs started fleeing Europe, and scientists are not sure exactly why. Evidence of a large-scale migration was
The smoking mountain Astronaut, noted photographer, and current ISS resident Tim Peake took this gorgeous picture of an plume of ash and gas billowing out of an erupting volcano earlier today. The star
Befitting its reputation for socially driven architecture, Elemental—the Santiago, Chile–based firm of this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, Alejandro Aravena—has made plans for four of its low-cost housing
We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia. Politicians and scientists have had their say, but
As our planet continues to warm, coastlines worldwide will retreat inland — in the long run, maybe by a lot. That means some coastal cities, in places like Florida — where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated. The price of solar power has plummeted in recent months to levels rivaling that of coal, positioning the renewable source
LONDON -- In recent days, how many of us gasped at photos of emaciated Syrians in the besieged town of Madaya? In light of this tragedy, the post-Cologne fence-building and anti-refugee postulating around
If the West carries on admitting large numbers of migrants it must insist they respect our values I was not surprised by the mass sexual attacks against German women during New Year’s Eve celebrations