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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
3 days ago
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

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

A new study estimates that there are likely just nine 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
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
Science

This Is What It's Like to Watch the Arctic Die

There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.
Craig S. Smith
7.25.19
Science

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.
Madeleine Gregory
7.18.19
Science

Rare Human-Sized Giant Jellyfish Caught On Camera in Cornwall

Two divers caught a jellyfish as big as a human on camera this weekend.
Madeleine Gregory
7.16.19
Science

What Would Happen If the Sun Died?

Really, it's the least of our climate-related worries.
VICE UK
7.15.19
Science

Scientists Are Genetically Engineering Plants to Fight Climate Change

By making plants grow deeper roots, scientists are helping them store more carbon.
Madeleine Gregory
7.14.19
Science

The Largest Algae Bloom in World History Is Now Off the Florida Coast

Researchers are tracking the algae Sargassum, which has created record blooms nearly every year since 2011.
Madeleine Gregory
7.8.19
Weed

I Got an MRI While Stoned to See What My Brain Looked Like

A research team at University College, London is studying the impact of cannabis on the brain. I went along and inhaled marijuana vapour for science.
Hatti Rex
7.1.19
Science

Rare Giant Squid Caught on Camera in US Waters for the First Time

Scientists at NOAA captured a video of the rare, deep-sea giant squid off the coast of New Orleans
Madeleine Gregory
6.25.19
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