minerals

Science

Scientists Discover Atomic-Forged Glass on Hiroshima's Beaches

Hiroshima's beaches are covered in nuclear fallout debris.
Matthew Gault
5.13.19
Eat This

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Give Up Meat

The more subtle effects of going vegetarian.
Grant Stoddard
11.1.18
mountain goats

A National Park Is Airlifting Hundreds of Mountain Goats That Have Gone Crazy for Human Pee

Mountain goats in Olympic National Park are obsessed with human urine and are now a public nuisance.
Sarah Emerson
9.27.18
Extractions

The Plan to Build a Gold Mine on a Seismic Fault in Greece

“The problem is that we can never predict when an earthquake can strike.”
Sarah Souli
2.1.18
Asking for a friend

How Bad is it to Binge on Gummy Vitamins?

There's calcium in there, so maybe ten or twelve extra can't hurt.
Katherine Richter
5.12.17
Art

Here's What Happens When You Expose Photos to Nuclear Radiation

Tech devices get melted back into Earth, photos get exposed to radiation, and plants exist in suspended animation in Julian Charrière’s ‘Freeze, Memory.’
DJ Pangburn
10.15.16
Mining

Yosemite National Park Used to Be 30 Percent Bigger

Since the early 1900s, one-third of Yosemite National Park has disappeared.
Sarah Emerson
8.25.16
environment

This Canadian Company Wants to Mine for Gold on the Bottom of the Ocean

Nautilus Minerals is looking to go where few companies have gone before — but those living in nearby Papua New Guinea aren't sure it's worth the risk.
Michael Casey
5.24.16
veganism

No, Being a Vegan Will Not Make You Go Bald

MUNCHIES spoke with Dr. Angela Eakin, a family medicine physician with a background in nutrition, about recent claims that a vegan diet can be detrimental to the health of hair.
Nick Rose
2.18.16
Europe

Tiny Luxembourg Looks to Make a Big Splash in Asteroid Mining

“Our aim is to open access to a wealth of previously unexplored mineral resources on lifeless rocks hurling through space, without damaging natural habitats,” the country's government declared on Tuesday.
John Dyer
2.3.16
The Building Blocks of Everything

Snail Shells Are Inspiring Tomorrow's Toughest Materials

Abalone shells combine the strength of glass with the toughness of plastic, and they've fascinated biologists and engineers for decades.
Stephen Buranyi
3.12.15
Fashion

Rock These High Heels Made from Meteorites

Studio Swine's new shoes make every step a spacewalk.
Beckett Mufson
2.11.15
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