Netflix’s Our Planet Says What Other Nature Series Have Omitted
In a groundbreaking move, the beautiful but uncomfortable documentary forces viewers to acknowledge their own complicity in the decline of nature.
The Worst Disease Ever Recorded
A doomsday fungus known as Bd has condemned more species to extinction than any other pathogen.
The Very Optimistic New Argument for Dimming the Sky
Geo-engineering won’t hurt a bit, at least compared with climate change—and it deserves serious investigation, according to the authors of a recent study.
Moving Stars Might Speed the Spread of Alien Life
Intelligent planet-hoppers could populate a galaxy in as little as 650,000 years.
Nuclear Power Is Not the Moderate Answer to Climate Change
The technology can do a lot of good. But it cannot match the ambition of a Green New Deal.
The ‘Golden Death’ Bacterium Found in a Rotten Apple
This “spectacular” pathogen dissolves its host from inside out.
Rosalind, a New Mars Rover, Is in Rare Company
The cosmos is crowded with the names of men, but a 2020 mission will make the balance a little less lopsided.
The Lab Discovering DNA in Old Books
Artifacts have genetic material hidden inside, which can help scientists understand the past.