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Dec. 28 2017 10:36 AMHunting Coyotes in Cities Only Makes Coyote Populations GrowThis time, conservation management isn’t a good reason to go hunting.
Dec. 22 2017 12:48 PMIt’s Not the Heat. It’s the Humidity.As climate change progresses, it’s not just warmth that will hurt us. It's the humid heat.
Dec. 21 2017 4:58 PMThere Is No Ban on Words at the CDCBut you don’t need to parse the language of the Trump administration to understand its goals.
Dec. 18 2017 12:37 PMThis Space for RentA Japanese startup wants to put advertising on the moon. Is that legal?
Dec. 14 2017 3:48 PMTrump Wants to Go to the Moon. Do Private Space Companies?Space exploration is done via partnership these days, and the private sector is generally less enthused about more moon landings.
Dec. 13 2017 6:00 AMAstronomers Just Photographed a Nursery of StarsIt sure sounds cute, but it is really quite violent.
Dec. 11 2017 7:15 PMIs That Starving Polar Bear Dying From Climate Change? Probably Not.Climate change is certainly killing polar bears, but this photo may just depict disease. It can still help us better understand what’s a stake.
Dec. 7 2017 9:10 PMPatagonia Won't Be QuietThe apparel company wants profit and good PR. It also won't back down against the Trump administration.
Dec. 7 2017 5:08 PMThe California Wildfires Have Ravaged These Areas the WorstThe images are like something from an apocalyptic film.
Dec. 6 2017 11:07 PMCould the 17-Foot Python Swallow the Avocado as Big as Your Head?And would it want to?
Dec. 4 2017 4:54 PMTrump’s Cuts to National Monuments Hurt Native Americans MostThis isn’t just about the great outdoors.
Dec. 1 2017 7:12 AMHow to Watch the Only Supermoon of 2017It’s happening this weekend! Finally, something good.
Nov. 28 2017 7:19 PMDid Russians Find Alien Life Clinging to the International Space Station?Almost certainly not.
Nov. 24 2017 9:00 AMREI Shouldn’t Get Anti-Consumerist Credit for #OptOutsideIt’s a marketing campaign to get you to buy more outdoors gear later. 
Nov. 20 2017 2:03 PM2 Million Beautiful Images of Biodiversity Are Now Available for FreeThe Biodiversity Heritage Library’s open-source archive contains wonders of all kinds.
Dec. 27 2017 11:30 AMIt’s Time to Let Go of Our Dreams of Going to VenusYes, some people had these dreams! But the yellow planet should be left alone for at least a few million years.
Dec. 21 2017 6:52 PMNASA Is Pivoting to AstrobiologyYes, that is the search for life in space, aka aliens.
Dec. 21 2017 11:07 AMWant to Win a Nobel Prize? Retract a Paper.This advice is both hyperbolic and not nearly as crazy as it sounds.
Dec. 14 2017 6:19 PMCan You Use This Data Set to Find Serial Killers?The New Yorker’s recent piece on the Murder Accountability Project was fascinating. It also led us to look closely at the data it uses—and we have some advice for would-be serial killer detectors.
Dec. 13 2017 3:19 PMIs This Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Watching Us?Scientists are tracking it because they think that maybe—just maybe!—it might be.
Dec. 12 2017 9:00 AMHumans Run Experiments, a Robot Writes the PaperThe future of automated scientific writing is upon us—and that's a good thing.
Dec. 10 2017 5:51 PMA British Grocer Is Selling an Avocado Without a PitApparently a lot of people are cutting their hands while slicing the fruit.
Dec. 7 2017 7:32 PMDownwind From the FiresMy town was spared by the infernos tearing through Southern California. We’re still in danger.
Dec. 7 2017 12:54 PMWild Animals Do Not Need to Be Saved From FiresSure, the video is cute. It’s also a terrible precedent, please stop sharing it.
Dec. 5 2017 12:32 PMWhy Can You “Hear” This GIF?Scientists don’t actually know yet. But we have some vague ideas.
Dec. 1 2017 5:55 PMGuys, Glitter Is Not the Real Enemy HereA global ban on glitter would be nice and all, but its impact would be negligible.
Nov. 29 2017 4:05 PMCan You Brew Beer in Space?Budweiser is sending barley seeds into orbit next month. That’s just the beginning.
Nov. 27 2017 1:36 PMReport: Keystone Pipeline Has Leaked Much More Than ExpectedThere was only expected to be a significant leak once every seven to 11 years.
Nov. 22 2017 5:57 AMWhy Do People Applaud When Planes Land?Actually, they don’t. But imagine how annoying it would be if they did.
Nov. 17 2017 5:10 PMA Guide to Understanding a Million vs. a Billion vs. a TrillionIt’s really easy to read past these words, and extremely difficult to internalize how dramatically different these amounts are. These thought experiments can help.