Light Pollution May Cause Early Spring in CitiesCombined with global warming, this is not great news for ecosystems.
How Zoos Lost Their BarsIt makes us more comfortable with keeping animals captive, but as recent events show, that comfort is dangerous.
Brexit Is Also a Big Blow to the EnvironmentFrom local policies to the world stage, the U.K.’s decision does not bode well.
Fiji 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.
What’s the Deal With the New Elements?Here’s everything you need to know about the four latest elements on the periodic table.
Water, Brought to You by the Fossil Fuel IndustryThe industry’s plan for the water it contaminates? Purify it and sell it back to consumers.
This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain on #Content.What you read on the internet may affect the complexity of your own writing, according to new research.
Storm Chasers, Stay HomeRural roads are getting crowded during tornado season, and the dangerous conditions are all your fault.
Texas’ Math Standards Look Suspiciously FamiliarThe state never adopted the Common Core. But its new math standards are very similar.
What Is Up With Cicadas?Why they come out so infrequently, what they do in the interim, and most importantly—are they edible?
We’re in Year Five of California’s DroughtThe state’s dead trees are elevating forest fire risks. And yes, climate change is to blame.
Scientists Are Punnier Than You ThinkEven serious researchers get punchy when writing up their results from time to time.
Why Christian Creationists Hate Evolution but Muslim Creationists Don’t CareIt all comes down to how they define their own identities.
Lions 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.
Are 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.
Is Being Colorblind Actually an Advantage?And if not, why did almost all of the monkeys of South America evolve to be so?
Why Did the Gator Attack the 2-Year-Old?If humans fed the gators in the lagoons, that might have made them more likely to attack.
Climate Activists, It’s Time to Join HillaryHer proposals aren’t revolutionary, but they set the stage for a better future.
A Shocking Electric Eel Myth, ConfirmedThe way eels leap out of the water to defend themselves is completely crazy.
Shrinking the WorldThere’s nothing like a good coincidence. Here are a coincidence expert’s favorites.
Why Does Great Music Give You the Chills?It’s probably thanks to evolution, but only two-thirds of people get them.
Fighting Climate Change Is Hard When You Live on a Natural Gas ReserveWhen even environmentalists sell the rights to their land, you know it’s bad.