Why we dedicated our cover story to ‘the end of trash’ loading...
Why we dedicated our cover story to ‘the end of trash’
Eliminating trash may sound far-fetched, but continuing to trash the planet is untenable. So innovators worldwide are pioneering solutions.
These jellyfish can sting without touching you, thanks to 'mucus grenades' loading...
These jellyfish can sting without touching you, thanks to 'mucus grenades'
Cassiopea jellyfish make up for their lack of tentacles by releasing gooey clouds full of autopiloted stingers.
Fall in love with 10 heart-shaped places around the world loading...
Fall in love with 10 heart-shaped places around the world
Affection is everywhere you look this Valentine’s Day.
How did this rare pink manta get its colour? loading...
How did this rare pink manta get its colour?
Spotted recently off the Great Barrier Reef, the little-seen fish's rosy hue is not due to infection or diet, scientists say.
Valentine's Day wasn't always about love loading...
Valentine's Day wasn't always about love
Some say it began as a wild pagan festival. Others blame Chaucer. But who is Saint Valentine and why do we celebrate him?
Here’s Mardi Gras like you’ve never seen it loading...
Here’s Mardi Gras like you’ve never seen it
In Louisiana’s Cajun country, the Courir de Mardi Gras festival brings a frenzy of mischief-making.
Oldest evidence of modern bees found in Argentina loading...
Oldest evidence of modern bees found in Argentina
The 100-million-year-old burrows confirm that bees diversified alongside early flowering plants.
The Arctic’s thawing ground is releasing a shocking amount of dangerous gases loading...
The Arctic’s thawing ground is releasing a shocking amount of dangerous gases
This “abrupt thaw” affects 5 percent of Arctic permafrost, but it could double the amount of warming it contributes.
Rare fossil of bone-crushing crocodile cousin found in Brazil loading...
Rare fossil of bone-crushing crocodile cousin found in Brazil
The prehistoric reptile likely played a surprising but vital role in its Triassic ecosystem.
‘Reaper of Death’ tyrannosaur discovered in Canada loading...
‘Reaper of Death’ tyrannosaur discovered in Canada
The scar-faced dinosaur illuminates how T. rex and its relatives became top predators.
The sun is still a burning mystery. That may be about to change. loading...
The sun is still a burning mystery. That may be about to change.
The historic launch of the new European Solar Orbiter helps foster a golden age for understanding our nearest star.
Travelers are starting to help with coral replanting around the globe loading...
Travelers are starting to help with coral replanting around the globe
Here's how the programs work—and what to know before you join in.

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