How Are the Bees?
The collapse of our pollinators may no longer be headlines, but we’re still killing their buzz.
When you need good data in rough seas, send in the elephant seals.
How Do We Get People Who Believe in Pseudoscience to Trust Science?
It’s time to ask a scientist.
Don’t Give Up on Facts
People of all political stripes can spot misinformation. They just need a nudge.
This Planetary Scientist Is Always Reaching for Something Big
Persistence, says Lindy Elkins-Tanton, has led to her success in science.
Unlocking Mom’s Brain
Maternal care offers a window on our social instincts.
The Race to Explore the Ocean’s Twilight Zone
As marine scientists strive to understand the mysteries of the deep, the miners are moving in.
Were It Not for Cosmic Good Fortune, We Wouldn’t Be Here
Why Earth wasn’t swept into the dustbin of space.
Portrait of the Human as a Young Hominin
How the world looked when we were Australopithecus.
Life’s First Peptides May Have Grown on RNA Strands
RNA and peptides coevolving in the primordial world might have jointly served as a precursor to the modern ribosome.
You Eat a Credit Card’s Worth of Plastic Every Week
What is our hidden consumption of microplastics doing to our health?
The Oceans Are Teeming with Unknown Species
Scientists are finding 2,000 new marine species a year. Why it matters to name and categorize them.