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A total solar eclipse bathed Antarctica in darkness
Lucky observers in Antarctica—and on the International Space Station—caught the show.
Want to better understand the biodiversity of a forest? Ask the locals.
Local communities hold immense knowledge, and have the advantage of time and history.
Plastic nurdles are killing Sri Lanka’s sea creatures
After the largest plastic spill on record, Sri Lanka is calling for the International Maritime Organization to classify nurdles as dangerous goods.
Welcome to invasivorism, the boldest solution to ethical eating yet
Turning invasive species into gourmet meals could blunt environmental and economic costs across the US. But can Americans stomach them? Chefs and biologists are taking a gamble.
Your damp or sweaty mask still works fine
A study demonstrates that masks do their jobs, even in suboptimal conditions.
PopSci’s winter issue is ready for you to devour
In this most-food-filled time of year, we're delving into the science of what we like—and why we like it.
China’s Yutu 2 Rover will investigate a ‘mysterious hut’ on the moon
This geometric moon feature has the Yutu 2 Rover researchers scratching their head.
Human ancestors had backbones that supported effortless walking and climbing
Another whopping find in the 'Cradle of Humankind.'
To help stop voracious tree-killing beetles, send in the Russian wasps
A parasitic wasp from Russia could help American ash trees survive the spread of the emerald ash borer.
Omicron may not be more dangerous than other variants, early hospital report suggests
Although Omicron is highly transmissible, cases so far don't show an increase in severity.