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Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Insight into the disease’s ancient origins points toward the causes of the current epidemic

By | Posted November 29, 2017

Climate detectives use kauri tree clues to uncover secrets from Antarctica

Climate detectives use kauri tree clues to uncover secrets from Antarctica

New evidence suggests an atmospheric bridge originating in Antarctica could have influenced global climate patterns during the last ice age

By | Posted November 24, 2017

Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

Changes in Ecuador’s ‘seed law’ angers and frustrates scientists

An amendment that gives a free pass to genetically modified crops causes legal turmoil

By | Posted November 13, 2017

Clean-up chemical at the BP Oil Spill tied to health problems

Clean-up chemical at the BP Oil Spill tied to health problems

Scientists link a chemical frequently used to disperse spilled oil to wheezing, rashes and burning eyes in the recovery workers following the country’s largest-ever spill.

By | Posted November 8, 2017

Our plastic obsession is changing the Arctic

Our plastic obsession is changing the Arctic

As ice caps melt, microplastics are leaking into the water, for animals to eat

By | Posted October 9, 2017

The air pollution from Hurricane Harvey is really, really bad, people

The air pollution from Hurricane Harvey is really, really bad, people

After Hurricane Harvey, factories nearby released unprecedented amounts of air emissions

By | Posted October 6, 2017

Everything but the InSinkErator

Everything but the InSinkErator

Garbage disposals could pave the way for a zero-waste future if we can get over our fear of clogs

By | Posted September 6, 2017

Nuclear suburbs

Nuclear suburbs

The hidden nuclear history of suburban Los Angeles

By | Posted August 18, 2017

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Sonali McDermid is worried about the planet’s food supply — and those seeking to eviscerate science

By | Posted July 11, 2017

Can I borrow a cup of electricity?

Can I borrow a cup of electricity?

Brooklyn neighbors will soon be able to trade power directly — and there’s more to come

By | Posted July 5, 2017

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