Featured by Ellie Shechet
This plant spins its own woolen coat
The alpine plant shoots the substance out of holes in its cell walls.
Drones revealed the intricate social lives of these killer whales
Studying social relationships among animals is important to fully understanding them.
Laughing gas could help people with hard-to-treat depression
When the three-month study was finished, 85 percent of patients saw improvements.
Salt marshes keep score on humanity’s plastic problem
Microplastics have been piling up in many areas since the 1950s.
Frozen Siberian microbes just woke up from a 24,000-year nap—and immediately got busy
The microscopic organisms wasted no time cloning themselves.
Lakes around the world are losing oxygen
The oxygen levels declined at rates much faster than in oceans.
Cities have unique microbiomes which could be key to keeping us healthy
Researchers swabbed city buses and subways and found DNA from viruses and bacteria that had never been classified before.
Can we untangle ecology from its baked-in colonial biases?
Colonial legacies within science are difficult to untangle, but the work is crucial.
There are more immunocompromised Americans than we think, and that’s a problem with COVID-19 vaccines
People with compromised immune systems are potentially at-risk for a serious case of COVID-19.
Jumping spiders have a mysterious nighttime habit
The reason why is still unknown.