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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.

June 24 2016 9:33 AMAre 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.
June 20 2016 3:24 PMIs Being Colorblind Actually an Advantage?And if not, why did almost all of the monkeys of South America evolve to be so?
June 16 2016 3:36 PMWhy 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.
June 8 2016 3:48 PMClimate Activists, It’s Time to Join HillaryHer proposals aren’t revolutionary, but they set the stage for a better future.
June 6 2016 4:34 PMA Shocking Electric Eel Myth, ConfirmedThe way eels leap out of the water to defend themselves is completely crazy.
May 31 2016 3:45 PMDon’t Be Upset About HarambeGet angry about what’s killing most other gorillas.
May 30 2016 5:57 AMShrinking the WorldThere’s nothing like a good coincidence. Here are a coincidence expert’s favorites.
May 27 2016 9:28 AMDon’t Pee in the PoolSeriously, it’s not what the chlorine is there to neutralize. 
May 25 2016 3:01 PMWhy Does Great Music Give You the Chills?It’s probably thanks to evolution, but only two-thirds of people get them.
May 20 2016 12:10 PMFighting 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.
May 19 2016 3:04 PMTiny Drone Learns to Fly—and LandDon’t swat this fly on the wall.
May 18 2016 7:00 AMWatch Lions Go Bonkers Over Giant Paper RopesNow they just need a laser pointer.
May 17 2016 1:11 PMHow Emily Dickinson Grew Her Genius in Her Family’s BackyardDickinson’s poetic innovations depended on her skills as a gardener and naturalist.
May 12 2016 9:30 AMThe Secret Language of Campus SquirrelsBerkeley researchers read the body language of a twitchy, anxious mammal.
May 9 2016 10:01 AMThere’s Still Hope for the Great Barrier ReefFixing climate change isn’t the only thing we can do to help the reef recover.
June 21 2016 1:08 PMFiji 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.
June 17 2016 1:55 PMWhat’s the Deal With the New Elements?Here’s everything you need to know about the four latest elements on the periodic table.
June 14 2016 11:16 AMEdible Six-Pack Rings Replace Plastic for Florida MicrobreweryBeer and marine life lovers rejoice.
June 8 2016 1:54 PMWater, Brought to You by the Fossil Fuel IndustryThe industry’s plan for the water it contaminates? Purify it and sell it back to consumers.
June 2 2016 11:31 AMThis 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.
May 31 2016 3:31 PMStorm Chasers, Stay HomeRural roads are getting crowded during tornado season, and the dangerous conditions are all your fault.
May 27 2016 10:55 AMZika’s Getting All of the Attention. It Shouldn’t.Yellow fever’s coming back, and Ebola never left.
May 26 2016 7:59 AMTexas’ Math Standards Look Suspiciously FamiliarThe state never adopted the Common Core. But its new math standards are very similar. 
May 23 2016 7:31 AMWhat Is Up With Cicadas?Why they come out so infrequently, what they do in the interim, and most importantly—are they edible?
May 20 2016 5:52 AMWe’re in Year Five of California’s DroughtThe state’s dead trees are elevating forest fire risks. And yes, climate change is to blame.
May 19 2016 1:47 PMScientists Are Punnier Than You ThinkEven serious researchers get punchy when writing up their results from time to time. 
May 17 2016 1:11 PMDecoding DickinsonEmily Dickinson’s cryptic biological references have fooled many readers. Here’s how to interpret her poems with a naturalist’s eye.
May 15 2016 8:30 PMBullies Have a Trump CardAnti-bullying efforts need to address the stubborn problem of popular bullies.
May 11 2016 9:00 AMFreeing Dogs With FencesVolunteering to build fences can help deliver dogs (and their owners) from chains. 
May 6 2016 1:00 PMWe Need to Talk About Climate ChangeTragedies like the Fort McMurray fire make it more important, not less.

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