Brexit Is Also a Big Blow to the Environment
From local policies to the world stage, the U.K.’s decision does not bode well.
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.
How Emily Dickinson Grew Her Genius in Her Family’s BackyardDickinson’s poetic innovations depended on her skills as a gardener and naturalist.
The Secret Language of Campus SquirrelsBerkeley researchers read the body language of a twitchy, anxious mammal.
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.
Decoding DickinsonEmily Dickinson’s cryptic biological references have fooled many readers. Here’s how to interpret her poems with a naturalist’s eye.
Bullies Have a Trump CardAnti-bullying efforts need to address the stubborn problem of popular bullies.
Freeing Dogs With FencesVolunteering to build fences can help deliver dogs (and their owners) from chains.