What I Learned About Our Planet By Watching 540 Hours of ‘Survivor’
CBS's 'Survivor' reaches more people than most nature documentaries and uses animals to comment on the human condition.
Lava, Land, and Life Forms
Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is the latest example of a powerful natural force for creating new life.
Justice for the Swamp: Why We Hate Some Ecosystems and Not Others
It's not just the rainforests that need saving.
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Octopus
Earlier this week, Inky, a famous and beloved octopus, escaped from his home at the National Aquarium in New Zealand.
California’s Massive Methane Leak Probably Won’t Be Its Last
Why California’s massive methane problem isn’t over—and why it may only get worse.
Why Eradicating Earth’s Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Is Probably a Bad Idea
Hint: no one knows for sure what the consequences would be.
Why the Chinese Market For Commercially Bred Tiger Parts May Only Get Bigger
The demand for products like tiger bone wine and pickled bear claws is fuelling a horrific—and likely soon-to-be legal—industry.
You'll Sleep When You're Dead
The Nasal Spray that Was Supposed to Replace Sleep
What happened to Orexin-A, the wonder drug that was supposed to eliminate sleep?
You Won’t Be Able To Tell Where Your Meat Comes From Now, Thanks To Congress
Thanks to Congress, your meat could now be coming from just about anywhere—and you’d never even know it.
Here’s Why We’ve Never Been Able to Tame the Great White Shark
The great white shark has never been kept successfully in captivity—and probably never will.
The Company Behind LA's Methane Disaster Knew Its Well Was Leaking 24 Years Ago
Documents show that the gas company that is currently spewing 100,000 pounds of methane into California’s air knew about leaks long before this one sprang.
An Exact Clone of a Dead Dog Was Just Born
The first puppy to be born from the DNA of a dead dog was born at a lab in South Korea.