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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 greenhouse emissions.
Gavin Butler
a day ago
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
8.15.19
Science

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

Deep-sea mountain ranges were once ravaged by intensive fishing. After decades of federal protection, scientists returned to find life.
Madeleine Gregory
8.8.19
alcohol

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.
Gavin Butler
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
Science

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.
Madeleine Gregory
8.6.19
Science

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.
Meera Navlakha
8.5.19
Science

We Have Just ‘Days’ to Save This Rare Endangered Porpoise From Extinction

A new study estimates that there are likely just 9 vaquita porpoises left in the world. According to a co-author, we have just days to act on effectively enforcing a ban on illegal fishing nets.
Madeleine Gregory
8.1.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Gavin Butler
7.31.19
climate change

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.
Madeleine Gregory
7.30.19
climate

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.
Morgan Baskin
7.29.19
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