Geologists Are Feuding About the Collapse of Civilization
The year’s most acrimonious scientific fight is a mega-drama over a mega-drought.
When Shadows Are Not What They Seem
By picking up on patterns too subtle for humans to notice, non-line-of-sight imaging can see around corners and through walls
The Mystery of the Ancient Volcano That May Have Inspired Atlantis
Experts still vehemently disagree over when one of the biggest eruptions of the Holocene actually happened.
Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent
During the rise of mammals, Earth’s temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon.
How Viruses Cooperate to Defeat CRISPR
Some weaken their hosts’ immune systems by sacrificing themselves in kamikaze fashion, paving the way for successful infections later.
‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice
A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.
NASA Just Released the Song of the Summer
The plasma waves between Saturn and its icy moon Enceladus sound like eerie music to our ears.
The Mysterious Microbes in the Sky
Scientists are just beginning to understand how microscopic organisms that rise out of the ocean can help manage global temperatures.
China Is Genetically Engineering Monkeys With Brain Disorders
A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism