Featured by Ellie Shechet
‘Ghost forests’ are spreading across US coastal regions
Encroaching saltwater is turning forests near the coast into haunting landscapes.
Living in the same city doesn’t mean breathing the same air
A new study found dramatic variation in air pollution's health effects among neighborhoods in the Bay Area.
Narwhal tusks are full of illuminating secrets
The giant teeth can reveal clues about pollutants in the Narwhal's diet.
Octopus change color as they shift between sleep phases
Researchers still don't fully understand why animals, including humans, need sleep.
As the planet warms, tropical plants and animals are moving northward
New research looks at the northward trek of a variety of tropical species in North America.
Sperm whales have a surprisingly deep—and useful—culture
Whalers and researchers alike have found that these mammals are excellent at learning from each other.
How a top-secret nuclear project became a gold mine for data on Greenland’s ice sheet
‘Project Iceworm’ was a Cold War-era army project, and its results accidentally revealed secrets about our planet’s past.
Firefly tourism has a surprising dark side
Lightning bugs draw tourists in with their glow, but that could be bad news for the beetles.
How scientists helped Alaska’s “Rat Island” shake off its namesake rodents
A team of scientists helped eradicate the island of the animals in 2008 and the isle has slowly rebounded.
Animals are better at social distancing than we’ll ever be
Here’s what the animal kingdom can teach us about disease prevention.