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This Global Map Shows You How Nature Benefits You Directly

The map displays how people all over the world receive benefits from the environment, and who is most likely to lose them due to land use issues and the climate crisis.

9.11.19

Scientists Discover Huge, Mysterious Radio Structures at the Heart of the Milky Way

"These enormous bubbles have until now been hidden by the glare of extremely bright radio emission from the center of the galaxy."

7.3.19

There’s No Evidence Fireworks Kill Baby Animals

Every Fourth of July, an internet rumor claims that panicked animal parents abandon their young after fireworks displays. There’s no evidence to back this up.

6.10.19

Mysterious Hole in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Robots and Seals

Seals with antennas on their heads helped shed light on the formation of a sea ice hole the size of South Carolina.

5.8.19

Wasps Are Capable of Basic Logical Reasoning, Study Finds

Paper wasps are the first known insects to perform a key form of deductive logic called transitive inference.

4.17.19

Would You Go to Jail to Save All Life on Earth?

In the wake of this week's major Extinction Rebellion actions, I went out on the streets of London in search of willing climate martyrs.

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2.15.19

The Guy Who Fought Off a Mountain Lion Finally Told His Side of the Story

"I will never be able to live up to the reputation."

1.14.19
11.16.18

Black Friday Special: 11 Ways to Find Inner Calm on the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Make Black Friday your own with these totally free ideas for how to spend the day without an iota of buyers' remorse.

10.5.18

Forget About the Terrible World and Watch This Moose Fight

[takes out giant bullhorn] LOOKS LIKE THE MOOSE ARE ON THE LOOSE, EH?!?!

5.22.18

This Photographer Searches for the Messages Strangers Carve in Trees

Photographer Eirik Johnson captures raw memory carved into tree trunks.

5.22.18

Teen Ordered to Pay $36 Million After Starting Massive Wildfire with Fireworks

The judge acknowledged that the 15-year-old probably doesn't have that kind of cash, though.

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