Featured by Lauren Leffer
6 must-haves for the perfect, nurturing playground
Slides and swings aren't the only key components to a park.
An urban cemetery is a surprising sanctuary for fantastic fungi
Spaces for the dead are becoming stepping stones to wildlife discovery.
Your compostable cups and containers aren’t reversing the plastic problem
Our waste systems just aren't ready for compostable plastic.
A probe destined for Mercury ended up rubbernecking Venus
The BepiColombo snapped a selfie during a rare double-flyby, when two spacecrafts passed near Venus within 33 hours.
How to talk to your vaccine-hesitant friends and family
Having the tough conversations is important.
As Olympics continue, Japan struggles with its largest COVID spike yet
The host country's current wave has led to regional emergency lockdowns. Here's your weekly pandemic news update.
What the CDC’s new mask guidance means for you
Indoor masking for vaccinated people is back, but depends on your area.
Baby Brood X cicadas are headed underground. What lies ahead is still a mystery.
Brood X will spend the next 17 years in burrowing, eating, and growing. But the science isn’t completely settled on how the bugs wile away or count their time.
The elements that make a perfect playground
Some of the most important elements may surprise you.
COVID cases are plaguing the Olympics even before they’ve begun
Here’s what you need to know about the pandemic this week.