Is This Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Watching Us?
Scientists are tracking it because they think that maybe—just maybe!—it might be.
Astronomers Just Photographed a Nursery of StarsIt sure sounds cute, but it is really quite violent.
Is 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.
Patagonia Won't Be QuietThe apparel company wants profit and good PR. It also won't back down against the Trump administration.
The California Wildfires Have Ravaged These Areas the WorstThe images are like something from an apocalyptic film.
Trump’s Cuts to National Monuments Hurt Native Americans MostThis isn’t just about the great outdoors.
REI Shouldn’t Get Anti-Consumerist Credit for #OptOutsideIt’s a marketing campaign to get you to buy more outdoors gear later.
2 Million Beautiful Images of Biodiversity Are Now Available for FreeThe Biodiversity Heritage Library’s open-source archive contains wonders of all kinds.
Lifting the Ban on Elephant Trophies Will Probably Help Save ElephantsOur knee-jerk reaction to hunting (and to Trump) ignores good data that suggest hunting works as a means of conservation.
The First “Space Nation” Just Launched Its First SatelliteIn doing so, it proved how lawless space still is.
In 1770, the Sky Over East Asia Turned Crimson Red for Nine DaysNew documents reveal what caused the event.
Shark With Head of a Snake and 300 Teeth Found Swimming Off Coast of PortugalThe ocean is belching up prehistoric sea creatures left and right.
Humans Run Experiments, a Robot Writes the PaperThe future of automated scientific writing is upon us—and that's a good thing.
A British Grocer Is Selling an Avocado Without a PitApparently a lot of people are cutting their hands while slicing the fruit.
Downwind From the FiresMy town was spared by the infernos tearing through Southern California. We’re still in danger.
Wild Animals Do Not Need to Be Saved From FiresSure, the video is cute. It’s also a terrible precedent, please stop sharing it.
Guys, Glitter Is Not the Real Enemy HereA global ban on glitter would be nice and all, but its impact would be negligible.
Can You Brew Beer in Space?Budweiser is sending barley seeds into orbit next month. That’s just the beginning.
Report: Keystone Pipeline Has Leaked Much More Than ExpectedThere was only expected to be a significant leak once every seven to 11 years.
Why Do People Applaud When Planes Land?Actually, they don’t. But imagine how annoying it would be if they did.
A 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.
An Allegation, Then a Prestigious ProfessorshipIn 2002, Dartmouth was told that psychology professor Todd Heatherton had allegedly groped his graduate student. Afterward, Heatherton’s career ascended.
We Just Discovered Another New Planet That Could Host LifeWill this be “the one”? It’s too soon to tell, of course.
Three Dartmouth Psychology Professors Are Under Investigation for “Sexual Misconduct”Simine Vazire says one of those men, Todd Heatherton, groped her at a conference in 2002.