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These Scientists Are Changing Soil at a Molecular Level to Withstand Earthquakes

Can bacteria help prevent one of Earth’s deadliest geologic disasters?
Maddie Stone
9.16.19
Tech news

This Synthetic Leaf Turns Sunlight Into Drugs

The nature-inspired 'mini-factory' could produce drugs on the spot in the jungle, or on Mars, scientists say.
Maddie Bender
9.11.19
tech-science

Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano Eruption Caused an Explosion of Ocean Life

A giant algae bloom in the summer of 2018 was fueled by the Kīlauea volcano.
Becky Ferreira
9.5.19
Drugs Policy

The DEA Says It Will Make It Easier to Study Weed, but Experts Say There's a Catch

The government may allow more weed to be grown for research purposes. That doesn't mean researchers are doing cartwheels.
Alex Norcia
8.28.19
Science

How to Plant Trees and Save the World

A guide to small- and large-scale reforestation efforts to help both humans and the planet.
Madeleine Gregory
8.21.19
Science

The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Madeleine Gregory
8.20.19
Science

Birds Used to Be Freakin’ Huge

From giant penguins to super-tall parrots, human-sized birds used to roam the earth. What happened to them?
Madeleine Gregory
8.16.19
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
8.14.19
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
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
8.5.19
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
8.5.19
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