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10.10.19

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.

10.10.19

Scientists Think They've Uncovered How the Strongest Magnets in the Universe Form

Magnetars may be the exploded remains of star mergers.

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.

7.1.19

Sorry, That Blunt-Shaped Interstellar Object Was Not an Alien Spaceship

While an alien explanation for 'Omuamua can't be ruled out, a new study concludes it is more likely natural in origin.

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.

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5.22.19

Scientists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Fungus In the Canadian Arctic

The newly identified fungus is about 600 million years older than any other fungi in the fossil record.

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.

4.29.19

This Black Hole Is Wildly Ejecting Plasma Jets as It Eats a Star

"This is one of the most extraordinary black hole systems I've ever come across.”

4.24.19

Global Warming Is Wiping Out Marine Animals Faster Than Land Dwellers

A study of 406 cold-blooded animals revealed that climate change is already pushing marine species to their thermal limits.

4.18.19

Is It GOOD or BAD to Use a Dynamite-Triggered Avalanche for an Apple Ad? We Asked Scientists

Apple’s “Don’t mess with Mother (Nature)” video—produced by the Camp4 Collective to promote the iPhone XS—included footage of a man-made avalanche.

4.3.19

300 Million Butterflies Will Fly Through Texas This Spring

Monarch populations are in decline, but a surge is expected for the 2019 spring migration.

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