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.
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Scientists Want to Feed Cows Seaweed to Stop Them Burping So Much Methane
The average cow belches between 80 and 120 kilos of methane every year. By feeding them seaweed, researchers think we could reduce Australia's greenhouse emissions by 10 percent.
A Bunch of Australian Volcanoes Have Been Named after Shane Warne
The name of the newly discovered Warnie Volcanic Province was inspired by the leg-spinner's 'fiery temperament' and 'explosive talent'.
Good Job, Humans: Arctic Snow Contains Rubber and Varnish
Microplastics and fibers in the Arctic snow likely came from pollution in the atmosphere, scientists say.
This Vodka Was Made Using Contaminated Grain from Chernobyl
"Atomik" vodka is the first consumer product to be made from ingredients from the nuclear reactor's exclusion zone.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Objectively True Information’ About Mass Shootings Is Worthless
The celebrity scientist took to Twitter to remind everyone that people die all the time, diminishing the tragedy of the weekend's mass shootings.
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.
The World’s First Human-Monkey Chimera Was Created in China
Led by a team of Spanish and American researchers, the project is intended to improve organ donations for humans.
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Japan Approves Controversial Experiment to Grow Human Organs Inside Animals
Bioethicists are worried about the implications of the research, including the possibility of creating a human-animal hybrid.
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.
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.
Scientists Say the Trump Administration Is Censoring Their Climate Research
Former Interior Department scientists testified that Trump officials removed mentions of human-caused climate change.