The nuclear meltdown killed most animals in the area, but now nature is thriving. Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986.
A new UN report compiled by hundreds of authors from 50 countries over the past three years showed that nature is declining at a rapid rate, with roughly 1 million animal and plant species now threatened
A new study casts doubt on the viability of biodegradable plastics as an answer to plastic pollution. This article was created in partnership with the National Geographic Society. Richard Thompson, a marine
An unusual species of human apparently lived on the island of Luzon in the Philippines as recently as 50,000 years ago. Based on teeth and bones found there, scientists suspect that these early humans
For too long, many scientists’ careers have been built around the pursuit of a single statistic: p<.05. In many scientific disciplines, that’s the threshold beyond which study results can be declared significant,”
A meteor explosion over the Bering Sea late last year unleashed 10 times as much energy as the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, scientists have revealed. The fireball tore across the sky off Russia’s
A Young Boy Spent 47 Days in an ICU and Racked Up $800,000 in Medical Costs Because He Wasn't Vaccinated Against Tetanus
A young boy in Oregon spent 47 days in an intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in more than $800,000 in medical costs, because he was not vaccinated against tetanus, according to a case study published
Microplastic pollution spans the world, according to new studies showing contamination in the UK’s lake and rivers, in groundwater in the US and along the Yangtze river in China and the coast of Spain.