Ghost fishing

“Ghost Fishing” Is Killing Coastal Wildlife

Ghost fishing is the process by which fishing equipment no longer under human control continues to trap and kill wildlife.
Sleepy Bulldog

Why Does Eating Food Make You Sleepy?

Your turkey is not to blame.
Apatosaurus

Could the Apatosaurus’ Tail Break the Sound Barrier?

Research suggests that the apatosaurus' tail was an impressive appendage.

The Decline of Malnutrition: How The World Eats Now

There are still strides to be made in nutrition development.

How Synthetic Brains Can Advance Robotics

Why try to create synthetic brains? Given the anxieties around artificial intelligence, why risk it?
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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Your Ancestors

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 was a global catastrophe that is estimated to have killed between 40 and 50 million people.

Artists Respond to Plastic Ocean Pollution

We deposit eight million metric tons of plastic ocean pollution annually—see how artists teamed up with scientists to address this environmental crisis.

The Environmental Danger of Outdoor Cats

Outdoor cats are an environmental disaster.

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to cool off, according to new research.