Ice shelf

Poor Prognosis for the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf

The western antarctic ice shelves are thinning rapidly.
A row of caught haibut

Just for the Halibut: More Fish are Deliberately Wasted Than Caught

More halibut are dumped dead in the ocean as waste than sold by fishermen.
A crowd of blurry figures in cool blue light

What Would Alien Life on Other Planets Look Like?

Predictions on alien life on other planets.
A Saiga Antelope

What’s Killing the Saiga Antelope?

In Kazakhstan, saiga antelope are dying by the thousands, and nobody knows precisely why.
A row of telephone poles alongside a street

Before Broadband, Seeking Universal Access to the Telephone

Today's debates about low-income subsidizes for broadband echo early fights for universal access to telephone lines.
Close-up of a diamond held by jeweler's tweezers

Got Plants? You May Also Have Diamonds!

The use of plants as indicators for specific environmental conditions
An octopus swimming in the ocean

Seeing Through Your Skin? No Sweat, If You’re an Octopus

New research suggests that the octopus can “see” through its body.
Famous Meroe pyramids

The Forgotten Pyramids of Sudan

Sudanese pyramids are far less well known by either archaeologists or the public than their Egyptian counterparts.
Moonfish

The Opah Fish is Warm-Blooded!

The Opah fish, or moonfish, is actually warm-blooded.