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.

Where is Water From? Probably Not Comets

A recently completed analysis of comet 67P/C-G by the Rosetta Space Craft has effectively ruled out comets as the primary source of Earth’s water.
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Walking Dead: The Science Behind the Zombies

Walking Dead: the science behind the zombies.

Nobel Prize Awarded for Research Related to “Internal GPS”

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three scientists whose work focused on the brain's "internal GPS."

“Plastic Rock” Marks the Presence of Humans in the Fossil Record

Plastic in the ocean has created an entirely new kind of rock: plastiglomerate.