The Oldest Life on Earth Has Been Discovered in Canada's Arctic
It's an estimated 4 billion years old.
Earth Is Choking on 8.3 Billion Metric Tons of Plastic Waste
For the first time, scientists have calculated how much plastic we've produced, and its fate. It isn't pretty.
Homo Sapiens Have Been on Earth 100,000 Years Longer Than We Thought
A new discovery rewrites human history.
Our Ancestors Engaged in Cannibalism for Fun and Profit, Not Just for Calories
Human flesh isn’t as nutritious as mammoth meat. But our ancestors occasionally ate each other anyway.
There Better Be Some Goddamn Aliens in This Solar System Loaded with Earth-Sized Planets
A newly discovered seven-planet system is our “best bet” for finding life.
Climate Change Might Be Messing Up Volcanoes’ Planet-Cooling Powers
Volcanoes spew ash into the stratosphere that reflects back some sunlight.