Blowing the Whistle on the Trump Administration’s Attempt to Ignore Climate Change
The latest government employee to speak out is a scientist worried about rising seas’ effect on Alaskan communities.
De Blasio Wants to Dramatically Reduce NYC’s Rat Population. Don’t Hold Your Breath.Like many of the mayor’s other reported successes, the big wins indicate statistical sleight of hand.
Here’s How We Made Our Study ReproducibleThe reproducibility crisis has forced scientists to make necessary changes—here’s what we’re doing.
Man Charged for Killing Eagle That Was Eating Too Many FishEagles may no longer be endangered, but they are certainly still protected.
A Delaware-Size Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica. Who’s to Blame?Climate change isn’t behind this one—and it won’t cause sea level rise, either.
How to Celebrate the Fourth of July While Minimizing Bird CarnageFireworks terrify birds. But if you must, public displays are a better option.
Do Neonics Hurt Bees? Researchers and the Media Say Yes. The Data Do Not. A new, landmark study provides plenty of useful information. If only we could interpret it accurately.
Pruitt Is Paving the Way for an Industry-Led EPAHe’s not just trying to get them a voice. He’s trying to give them control.
Food Evolution Is Scientifically Accurate. Too Bad It Won’t Convince Anyone. The new documentary misses that the debate over GMOs isn’t about facts. It’s about values.
Reminder: Poor People Don’t Eat More Fast FoodThe main thing that influences consumption isn’t income, it’s how many hours they work.
Trump Hates Regulations. What About When They Save Jobs?A rule limiting illegal seafood imports would protect American workers, but corporations are trying to overturn it. Who will Trump side with?
Climate Change Would Be the Perfect Target of Jeff Bezos’ Philanthropic PlansUnfortunately, the CEO notorious for thinking long term is focusing his giving on “right now” problems.
The Trump Response to the Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Isn’t Denial. It’s Evasion.Since the inauguration, the DOJ’s responses have taken on a Trumpian tinge.
What Good Is Fear?As we face down the existential threat of climate change, it’s worth considering how fear of nuclear war has spurred humanity into action.
Misguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly WrongInstead of running free, most of the minks have died.
Two of This Summer’s Tropical Storms Will Be Named Don and HilaryThe extremely apt names are the result of chance—not a misguided attempt at humor.
Too Hot to FlyPhoenix’s heat wave grounded planes and stranded customers. It’s about to become much more common.
You Can Now Buy Chocolate Powder to SnortThis bizarre product was originally created for the Rolling Stones and is totally legal. Is it dangerous?
Alarmism Is the Argument We Need to Fight Climate ChangeNew York magazine’s global-warming horror story isn’t too scary. It’s not scary enough.
Spend Your Money on Whatever You WantYes, the common wisdom suggests that spending on experiences will make you happier, but new data serves as a reminder that these scientific theories might not be as strong as we think.
Donald Trump Wants “American Energy Dominance.” What Is That?Basically, a good buzzword for a totally unattainable goal.
Grizzly Bears Are Now the Victims of the Trump Administration’s Climate DenialismWe can’t trust this administration to make science-based decisions.
Malicious Tree Planting Is a Slow, Expensive Way to Exact RevengeA viral Reddit story of a wronged arborist exacting revenge via redwood planting is a hoax—and it wouldn’t work anyway.
Police Data Suggests Black and Hispanic Drivers Are Searched More Often Than WhitesWe filed public records requests to gain access to police records. We found evidence of racially biased policing.
Are Toxic Blobs of Palm Oil Poisoning Our Pets?The waste product is washing ashore in England, where dogs eat it and occasionally die. What’s a pet owner to do?
Even Moving to Mars Has Become Political (and Depressing)Capitalism, politics, and partisanship have landed in the middle of our escapists fantasies about the Red Planet.
A Second Chance for Anna StubblefieldShe fell in love with a man with disabilities, then went to prison for raping him. Now her conviction has been overturned.