Everything You Need to Know About Shark Bites in North CarolinaPlus: What to do if you get a finned visitor at the beach.
Hot and BotheredAir conditioning isn’t bad for you or even (relatively) for the planet.
Look Beyond the LabelA supposedly sustainable fishery is harming Native Alaskans.
Are Cats Really Wild Animals?Experts clash over whether they count as a domesticated species.
In a Contest Between an Immovable Object and an Unstoppable Force, Who Wins?It all depends on if there actually is such a thing as an immovable object.
A Wheel DealEPA’s new standards for truck fuel efficiency may look daunting, but experts say they’re “easily achievable.”
Hold Your ZorsesThe sad truth about animal hybrids.
Living in the PastLandowners often loot or destroy archaeological sites. Is this new subdivision a solution?
Why Don’t We Just Kill All the Mosquitos?Entomologists have some bad news for you.
A Hiatus on “Hiatus”How global warming cranks influence legitimate science.
Wait, Mountains Can Be Bigger at The Top?Mountains are narrower at their apex, but they may still have a lot of surface area there.
The Bible v. the ConstitutionPoliticians, school boards, principals, and teachers are pushing creationism on kids.
San Andreas Is a CrockBut there’s a reason West Coast geologists are fixated on the “big one.”
My Way on the HighwayWhy driving makes jerks of us all.
Raindrops Are Mathematically ImpossibleDiscover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.
Inside Your SashimiWhy raw fish doesn’t make more people sick.
What You Really See in a Wildlife DocumentaryShark Week is a great time to read this insider’s account.
Bicycles Can Drive ThemselvesThe physics behind seemlingly magical ghost-ridden bicycles.
Baboon’s Best FriendAre Ethiopia’s gelada monkeys really domesticating local wolves?
Go and Pollute No MoreHow the pope’s climate-change message is playing in pews.
The Most Favored InsectButterfly collecting is more important than ever before.
What Could Go Wrong?The government is putting a pathogen-research lab in Tornado Alley.
Storm of the CenturyHow a 1900 Texas hurricane became the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
Just a SecondThe leap second may be a ticking time bomb.
Hoofing ItRacing physics, muscle fatigue, recovery chemistry: Welcome to the science of being a racehorse.
Is the “July Effect” Real?What researchers say about the supposed spike in hospital deaths when new doctors start over the summer.
Genius MoveMax Planck, the unlikely founder of quantum physics, knew how to change his mind.
Should You Trust the Calorie Counts on Your Food?It’s complicated.
Were You There?As a creationist kid, I was determined not to learn about evolution.
Spider SkiesWhy are millions of Australian spiders climbing to high points and jumping?