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Light Pollution May Cause Early Spring in Cities

Combined with global warming, this is not great news for ecosystems.

Moneybox
July 1 2016 1:28 PMAre Nurse Strikes Worse for Patients Than Doctor Strikes?Studies suggest we may be undervaluing the contributions of nurses.
Science
July 1 2016 9:34 AMWhy Christian Creationists Hate Evolution but Muslim Creationists Don’t CareIt all comes down to how they define their own identities.
Bad Astronomy
June 30 2016 8:30 AMThe GOP Has Actively Downplayed Logical Thinking for Decades. That’s How They Ended Up with Trump.
Medical Examiner
June 28 2016 2:05 PMCan We Have Compassion for the Angry?If we recognize unregulated anger as the problem, we may be able to help people who are likely to become violent.
The Dismal Science
June 28 2016 9:47 AMWe Need More Iconoclasts!Science undervalues novelty. How can we encourage researchers to take greater risks?
Science
June 27 2016 11:02 AMHow Zoos Lost Their BarsIt makes us more comfortable with keeping animals captive, but as recent events show, that comfort is dangerous.
Science
June 27 2016 7:28 AMLions and Tigers Don’t Belong in Zoos. But Some Animals Do.The zoos of the future should host struggling local animals, not keep megafauna captive.
Bad Astronomy
June 25 2016 11:20 AMHubble Shows Us the Colors of the Night
Science
June 24 2016 9:33 AMAre Bridge Players Subconsciously Changing Their Game Strategy in Response to Trump?A small amount of nonsense research suggests so. But it’s statistically significant so let’s take it extremely seriously.
Medical Examiner
June 24 2016 7:16 AMActually, That Gross, New Stomach-Draining Device Might Be EffectiveSome are calling it “medical bulimia” but that betrays a misunderstanding of both the eating disorder and the obesity crisis.
Bad Astronomy
June 23 2016 9:00 AMDoes Pluto Harbor an Ocean Under All That Ice?
Science
June 21 2016 1:08 PMFiji Has Already Experienced Climate Change OnceJust over 600 years ago, the Fijian lifestyle was dramatically affected by changing sea levels. And things got very violent.
Science
June 20 2016 3:24 PMIs Being Colorblind Actually an Advantage?And if not, why did almost all of the monkeys of South America evolve to be so?
Bad Astronomy
June 20 2016 11:01 AMMonday Is Both the June Solstice and the Full Moon. How Rare Is That?
Bad Astronomy
June 20 2016 8:45 AMYou Just Lived Through the Hottest May on Record. And April. And March. And February. And January. And December. And ...
Moneybox
July 1 2016 12:58 PMFixing Expiration Dates Won’t Solve Food WasteWe toss food because we’re bad planners, not just because we meticulously adhere to incorrect expiration dates.
Bad Astronomy
July 1 2016 9:15 AMNext Week NASA Will Attempt to Put a Spacecraft in Orbit Around Jupiter. It Won’t Be Easy.
Bad Astronomy
June 29 2016 9:30 AMUsing the Most Violent Explosions in the Universe to Measure Its Size
Bad Astronomy
June 28 2016 1:24 PMSmall Meteorite Punches Through Roof of House in Thailand
Bad Astronomy
June 28 2016 9:15 AMThere May Be 150 Million Stealth Black Holes in the Galaxy
Bad Astronomy
June 27 2016 9:00 AMWant to Fly off a Comet? A Good Solid Jump Ought to Do It.
Bad Astronomy
June 26 2016 9:00 AMSunday Puzzler: Rock the Boat
Science
June 24 2016 11:45 AMBrexit Is Also a Big Blow to the EnvironmentFrom local policies to the world stage, the U.K.’s decision does not bode well.
Bad Astronomy
June 24 2016 9:00 AMHubble Spies a New Dark Spot on Neptune
Medical Examiner
June 23 2016 2:04 PMWhen the Medicine Doesn’t WorkOne doctor explains how big pharma may have taken a toll on her relationships with patients.
Bad Astronomy
June 22 2016 9:00 AMWhy Doesn’t the Sun Ever Set at the North Pole in the Summer?
Bad Astronomy
June 21 2016 9:15 AMHow to Cook a Jupiter
Medical Examiner
June 20 2016 11:14 AMIt’s OK to Be Worried About ZikaYou feel that way because talking about pregnancy and public health is really hard.
Medical Examiner
June 20 2016 9:00 AMHow Being Bullied Affects Your AdulthoodOne researcher who has interviewed hundreds of adults who were bullied as teens posits an interesting new theory.
Bad Astronomy
June 19 2016 9:00 AMIt’s Always Nice When Your Destination First Comes Into View ... Especially When It’s a Planet

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