Madeleine Gregory

crime

Pirates, Stowaways, Vigilantes: ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ Humanizes Crime on the High Seas

Reporter Ian Urbina spent years at sea reporting on maritime crime. His new book exposes the strange world that few on land ever experience.
Madeleine Gregory
8.27.19
Technology

A New Generation of Students Is Teaching Us How To Reduce E-Waste

In colleges and universities across the United States, students are taking classes on how to repair our electronics that normally end up as e-waste.
Madeleine Gregory
8.23.19
climate change

The Amazon Wildfires Aren't Natural. Blame Humans

As the Amazon burns, it's important to know that intense wildfires aren't natural to the largest tropical rainforest ecosystem on Earth—people are to blame.
Madeleine Gregory
8.22.19
Science

How to Plant Trees and Save the World

A guide to small- and large-scale reforestation efforts to help both humans and the planet.
Madeleine Gregory
8.21.19
Science

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.
Madeleine Gregory
8.20.19
Science

Birds Used to Be Freakin’ Huge

From giant penguins to super-tall parrots, human-sized birds used to roam the earth. What happened to them?
Madeleine Gregory
8.16.19
Science

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.
Madeleine Gregory
8.14.19
facial recogniition

Amazon's Facial Recognition Misidentified 1 in 5 California Lawmakers as Criminals

The ACLU tested Rekognition, Amazon's facial recognition technology, on photographs of California lawmakers. It matched 26 of them to mugshots.
Madeleine Gregory
8.13.19
policy

The Trump Administration Just Gutted the Endangered Species Act

The Trump Administration released sweeping regulations to weaken the law credited with saving the bald eagle and the grizzly bear.
Madeleine Gregory
8.12.19
Science

Scientists Expected This Underwater Mountain Range to Be Barren. They Found Life Instead

Deep-sea mountain ranges were once ravaged by intensive fishing. Decades later, scientists returned to find life.
Madeleine Gregory
8.8.19
Science

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.
Madeleine Gregory
8.6.19
Science

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.
Madeleine Gregory
8.6.19
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