Maddie Stone

Space

NASA Found Exotic Organic Molecules on Ancient Space Object 'Arrokoth'

The latest data from ancient "Arrokoth," the most distant object ever visited by spacecraft, supports the idea that it's covered in organic molecules called "tholins" and gives us a window into deep cosmic time.
Maddie Stone
4 days ago
Right to Repair

Apple’s Independent Repair Program Is Invasive to Shops and Their Customers, Contract Shows

The contract states independent repair shops must agree to audits and inspections by Apple, even if they leave the program.
Maddie Stone
2.6.20
microsoft

While Microsoft Was Making Its Climate Pledge, It Was Sponsoring an Oil Conference

"Microsoft is delighted to announce we are the digital transformation partner of the International Petroleum Technology conference."
Maddie Stone
1.24.20
Australia

Australia's Ancient Forests Survived Planetary Extinction. Now, They're Burning

The Gondwanan rainforests are a living time capsule that survived a continental breakup and a planetary mass extinction event. Now, they’re being tested by humanity.
Maddie Stone
1.24.20
environment

Amazon’s New Rationale For Working With Big Oil: Saving the Planet

Amazon has a new justification for forging controversial partnerships with fossil fuel companies.
Maddie Stone
1.10.20
Australia

‘Incomprehensible’: The Australian Bushfires Are an Ecological Catastrophe

The enormous fires, which are being amplified by climate change, have killed up to a billion animals and may drive species to extinction.
Maddie Stone
1.8.20
Decade of Disillusion

This Decade We Became Really, Really Sure Climate Change Is Real

In the last 10 years, our climate models have gotten much better and they all tell us the same thing: We have to act now.
Maddie Stone
12.13.19
Tech news

'We Fear for Our Children:' Alaska Natives Speak out in Climate Change Report

For the first time, NOAA's annual report on the devastating effects of climate change in the Arctic is highlighting the unsettling changes to the lives of the people who live there.
Maddie Stone
12.11.19
Tech news

Mysterious Craters in the Seafloor Were Likely Formed by Garbage, Scientists Say

Scientists were investigating the cause of "pockmarks" on the seafloor when they made an unsettling discovery: thousands of mini-craters, apparently formed by garbage.
Maddie Stone
12.9.19
earth

Baby Fish Nurseries Are Riddled With ‘Prey-Sized’ Plastic, Alarming Study Finds

Fish nurseries near Hawaii contain higher concentrations of plastic than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and baby fish are mistaking this trash for food.
Maddie Stone
11.11.19
Tech news

Today's Electric Car Batteries Will Be Tomorrow's E-Waste Crisis, Scientists Warn

Electric vehicles can help save the planet, but their batteries pose a serious challenge to the world's recycling infrastructure. We need to improve and scale up recycling methods now, scientists say in a new paper.
Maddie Stone
11.6.19
Science

These Scientists Are Changing Soil at a Molecular Level to Withstand Earthquakes

Can bacteria help prevent one of Earth’s deadliest geologic disasters?
Maddie Stone
9.16.19
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