In Antarctica, a little poop goes a long way

The fetid waste of penguins and elephant seals helps spread nutrients across surprisingly large areas of Antarctica. This fertilizer traveled nearly...
Economist Emily Oster explains the science of parenting

Economist Emily Oster explains the science of parenting

There is no lack of parenting advice available, and the sea of tips from well-meaning relatives and internet strangers alike can...
NASA Telescope Reveals Secrets of Ancient Galaxies That ‘Lit Up’ the Universe

NASA Telescope Reveals Secrets of Ancient Galaxies That ‘Lit Up’ the Universe

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is giving astronomers...

Scientists used lasers to reproduce exotic ice that might fill Uranus

Earth orbits the Sun at a distance that allows both liquid water and water ice to exist on its surface in ample amounts....

Blue Origin is making a mysterious Moon-related announcement today

This afternoon, Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight venture Blue Origin is set to make a big announcement about... something. The company hasn’t provided...

The Evidence Is Strong: Air Pollution Seems to Cause Dementia

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.A few years ago I stood in a cramped...

Humans Made This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt

This week the UN released a horrifying report—by hundreds of authors around the world—warning that a million species of plants and animals face...

Octopus gets sweet revenge on live streamer trying to eat it

People throw around the word “karma” a lot whenever something bad happens to someone, but it’s hard to find a better example of...

Scientists Save a Sick Teen, Hackers Steal $40 Million, and More News

Viruses from a freezer saved a dying teen, hackers stole millions, and Adam Savage has some organization tips for you. Here's what you...