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The Best—and Quirkiest—Maps of the 2017 Solar Eclipse loading...
The Best—and Quirkiest—Maps of the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Want to see if you’re due for clouds—or if your eclipse comes with a side of waffles? These maps are for you.
Huge Blobs of Fat and Trash Are Filling the World’s Sewers loading...
Huge Blobs of Fat and Trash Are Filling the World’s Sewers
Mountains of grease and debris known as fatbergs are blocking toilets, breaking pipes, and even being illicitly converted into cooking oil.
How a NASA Spacecraft May Help Aliens Find Earth loading...
How a NASA Spacecraft May Help Aliens Find Earth
The pulsar maps on the Voyager probes pinpoint our location in the galaxy—even as some experts debate the pros and cons of signalling ET.
Will DNA Be the Key to Winning the War on Mosquitoes? loading...
Will DNA Be the Key to Winning the War on Mosquitoes?
New gene-altering techniques may keep the insect from reproducing or spreading the diseases that kill millions each year.
The Air You Breathe Is Full of Surprises loading...
The Air You Breathe Is Full of Surprises
It has shaped history, powered civilisations, and entertained the puerile.
A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment loading...
A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.
We Evolved to Run—But We're Doing It All Wrong loading...
We Evolved to Run—But We're Doing It All Wrong
Thinking about running as a slow, meditative practice provides more benefits than viewing it as a sport.
Child “Functionally Cured” of HIV for Nine Years loading...
Child “Functionally Cured” of HIV for Nine Years
The South African child is the third case of remission without detectable levels of the disease.
Where Would You end up if you Tunnelled Straight through the Earth? loading...
Where Would You end up if you Tunnelled Straight through the Earth?
This interactive map will show you where you’ll pop up.
A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled loading...
A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled
Billions of kilograms of plastic have been made over the past decades, and much of it is becoming trash and litter, finds the first analysis of the issue.

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