New, Dire Climate Models Say the Planet Warms Faster Than We Thought
Two new models say the Earth is even more sensitive to emissions than we thought, and humanity has to work even harder to meet Paris agreement targets.
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The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space
The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Scientist Says Bread He Baked From 4,500 Year-Old Yeast Is Delicious
Physicist and video game designer Seamus Blackley extracted yeast from ancient Egyptian pottery and used it to make a delicious sourdough bread.
Humans Have Done 50 Million Years of Damage to New Zealand’s Birds
It would take longer than humans have been on this Earth to recover the number of bird species lost in New Zealand.
Indian Boy Had More Than 500 Teeth in a 'Bag-Like Mass' in His Mouth
A pathologist at the hospital said the mass of tiny teeth-like structures was "reminiscent of pearls in an oyster."
The Arctic Is on Fire, and It Might Be Creating a Vicious Climate 'Feedback Loop'
The worst Arctic wildfire season in recent history is releasing unprecedented emissions that feed into climate change, creating the conditions for more fires.
Warm Water Is Melting Glaciers 100 Times Faster Than We Thought
A new study shows that the underwater melt rate of an Alaskan glacier is 100 times faster than we thought, a finding that could change already-dire projections of sea level rise.
The Most Precise Atomic Clock Ever Could Change Our Understanding of Physics
Scientists have created a quantum logic clock more accurate than any clock ever made.
The Internet Has Spent Three Years Taking Care Of This Guy’s Plants
The subreddit r/takecareofmyplant has 11,300 members, all dedicated to, well, taking care of a plant.
Planting ‘Billions of Trees’ Isn’t Going to Stop Climate Change
A popular study claims that reforestation could fix climate change, but is that true?
Rare Human-Sized Giant Jellyfish Caught On Camera
Two divers caught a jellyfish as big as a human on camera this weekend.
Scientists Are Genetically Engineering Plants to Fight Climate Change
By making plants grow deeper roots, scientists are helping them store more carbon.