An Ever-Moving, Unloved Fish Is Stirring Chaos in the North Atlantic
When mackerel started showing up in Iceland, it started a decade-long fight over how to divide the ocean’s riches.
How Useful Is Recycling, Really?
Among all possible climate actions, recycling ranks pretty low in its impact.
A Troubling New Pattern Among the Coronavirus Variants
The most concerning versions of the virus are not simply mutating—they’re mutating in similar ways.
Astronomers Are Keeping a Close Watch on the Next Star Over
They have noticed something intriguing coming from the direction of Proxima Centauri.
The Next Decade Could Be Even Worse
A historian believes he has discovered iron laws that predict the rise and fall of societies. He has bad news.
The Molecular Biologist Who Exposed the Soviet Union
Jacques Monod saw chance as one of the “secrets of life,” an idea he used to tear down all sorts of dogmas.
The Clock Is Ticking on America’s ‘Feral Swine Bomb’
Wild pigs are running rampant—and doing billions of dollars of damage each year.
A New Solution to Climate Science’s Biggest Mystery
For the first time in 41 years, researchers have provided a new answer to one of the thorniest—and most fundamental—questions in Earth science.
The Rush to Sock Away Glacier Ice Before It All Melts
A snow-covered vault in Antarctica could help preserve chunks of disappearing glaciers.