Featured by Philip Kiefer
Why Ida drenched the Northeast—and what that means for future storms
As the planet heats up, hurricanes will become more intense.
New Orleans’ billion-dollar levees survived Hurricane Ida. Can they handle what’s coming?
The new levees, floodwalls, and other upgrades were a multi-billion dollar investment. Here's why they were worth it.
Hurricanes can pack a one-two punch: the storm, then deadly heat
Extreme weather, blackouts, and heatwaves may put more people at risk going forwards.
Streetlights are making caterpillars grow up faster—and that’s a bad thing
Light pollution has some unusual effects.
Our four-legged ancestors evolved from sea to land astonishingly quickly
Paleontologists had to look beyond the fossil record to decipher this puzzle.
You might like Stradivarius violins because worms hate them
Chemicals used to prevent worms and rot seems to have changed the wood's structure.
Why the aftershocks from Haiti’s earthquake could be incredibly destructive
It’s hard to overstate the severity of the unfolding crisis.
The Pacific Northwest is about to have another major heatwave. Is this the new normal?
A “heat dome” is also to blame for this upcoming spike in temperatures.
We have now seen our sense of smell in action
Our scientific understanding of how smell works is fairly limited.
What you need to know about variants, vaccines, and breakthrough COVID cases
The CDC is reporting every severe breakthrough, but less is known about non-severe cases.