The White Lion Cub Born in Texas Is Adorable, but Not Albino
A genetic condition called leucism is what gives these lions their unusual color.
Trump’s Wall? Also Terrible for Animals, Conservation, and Scientific Collaboration.There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea.
What a Time to Be AliveA new robot made of mammal organs and gold reminds us that we don’t really know what being alive even means.
The Research Is Only As Good As the DataA new study found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings. But last year, a study came to the opposite conclusion. Why?
Barack Obama, M.D.?The president wrote an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which is kind of cute.
Theranos’ Downfall Isn’t Just Elizabeth Holmes’ FaultThe other people who helped build the company should be held accountable, too.
Light Pollution May Cause Early Spring in CitiesCombined with global warming, this is not great news for ecosystems.
How Zoos Lost Their BarsIt makes us more comfortable with keeping animals captive, but as recent events show, that comfort is dangerous.
Brexit Is Also a Big Blow to the EnvironmentFrom local policies to the world stage, the U.K.’s decision does not bode well.
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.
Blinded by the HeatOnce again, we’re in the warmest year on record. What would be more surprising is if we weren’t.
How Sexual Harassment Halts ScienceRecent reports have revealed how rampant sexual harassment is in the astronomy community. What’s to be done?
An Influenza Pandemic Is Brewing. Could We Pre-empt It?History foretells another flu pandemic. But we can lower the risk by taking action collectively and individually.
The New Jonah Lehrer: More Honest, More Boring, Still Spreading BunkA Book About Love proves the best practices of science journalism don’t offer much insurance against distortions and half-truths.
Food Doesn’t Have to Wear MakeupFood coloring has no purpose and plenty of negatives. We only allow it still because the system is broken.
New Camera Tag to Help Solve Great White MysteryGreat white sharks congregate every year to party in the middle of the Pacific. This new camera tag might help us understand why.
Why Christian Creationists Hate Evolution but Muslim Creationists Don’t CareIt all comes down to how they define their own identities.
Lions and Tigers Don’t Belong in Zoos. But Some Animals Do.The zoos of the future should host struggling local animals, not keep megafauna captive.
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.