People litter them by the trillions—but how long will butts last through the ages?
Lucas Joel writes to explore the connection between nature and humans.
Tinkering with Tectonics
A new view of plate tectonics is emerging.
Global Warming Is Conquering the Vikings
Ancient Arctic artifacts are disappearing as warming unfurls.
The Permafrost Listeners
Geophysicists have discovered a way to monitor permafrost thaw by measuring seismic waves so gentle they don’t shake a thing.
The Flickering Sky Islands
In the Andes, islands in the sky flicker, and evolution kicks into high gear.
The Jail That Keeps Oxygen in the Air
Oxygen shouldn’t be in the air we breathe. But it is, and the reason why is almost criminal.
Facial recognition technology is helping researchers identify marine microorganisms.
Looking Straight at the Sun
Thanks to some crucial calibrations, the world’s biggest solar telescope will have a clearer view of the Sun.
Antibiotics Are Flooding Earth’s Rivers
The drugs can lead to drug-resistant bacteria and deadly infections.
Latest Climate Model Points to Hotter Earth
The model’s dire forecast matches those of other leading models.