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Space travel disclaimer: You might die from cancer

Space travel disclaimer: You might die from cancer

Enthusiasm to send people to Mars may dampen knowing the health risks of exposure to space radiation — something we still don’t know how to fix

By | Posted October 16, 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

The (de-)evolution of the bulldog

The (de-)evolution of the bulldog

Here’s how a powerful breed of guard dogs turned into humanity’s cruelest genetics experiment

By | Posted September 25, 2017

I take my planets hard-boiled

I take my planets hard-boiled

Evidence that the Earth’s crust began as an unbroken shell raises a question: Can we really understand the past by looking at how things are now?

By | Posted June 14, 2017

Cyber-stalking wildlife traders

Cyber-stalking wildlife traders

New online tools aim to save endangered animals, but experts say there are no easy shortcuts

By | Posted June 12, 2017

Glacial heights reach new lows

Glacial heights reach new lows

New elevation models of Greenland and Antarctica’s ice caps show an undisputable glacial melt

By | Posted September 25, 2014

MOM is circling Mars

MOM is circling Mars

India’s Mars Orbiter has made it to the top, but is it a one-hit wonder?

By | Posted September 23, 2014

Dinosaurs: armored, tall, fast and small

Dinosaurs: armored, tall, fast and small

Superlatives aren’t just for high school.

By | Posted September 22, 2014

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

The answer is at the heart of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign by the veterinary industry

By | Posted September 18, 2014

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