Researchers find female absence is a sufficient general explanation for the longstanding mystery of why male birds chorus at dawn and dusk. Continue reading Absence makes the songbird sing
Once hunted to near extinction, sea otters have returned to California. A new study reveals the key role these critters play in maintaining coastal ecosystems. Continue reading Sea otters protect coastlines from erosion
Scientists have long struggled to explain the formation of dolomite, a mineral that is abundant in ancient rocks. A new theory solves this 200-year-old problem, paving the way for exciting innovations in materials science. Continue reading Scientists solve a mountainous mystery
In 250 million years, the continents will combine to form Pangaea Ultima, dramatically altering Earth’s climate. Continue reading Pangaea 2.0 may drive mammals to extinction
Lupins are high in protein, but bitter. However, scientists have discovered a mutation that makes lupins sweet, opening the door for their consumption as a plant-based protein source. Continue reading Lupin breakthrough could make this plant a popular source of protein
The impact of ship tracks, or clouds formed in the wake of cargo ships traversing the globe, could lead to further tools in combating climate change. Continue reading Altering our clouds has warmed our waters
Rivers, skies, and mountains become legal persons under Rights of Nature laws, but their implementation has been difficult. To help interpret and enforce these laws, scientific knowledge must be integrated. Continue reading Can Science Boost the Rights of Nature Movement?
by Arianna Lord Continue reading What is environmental DNA?
Lightning is less common over the ocean than land, new research
suggests that aerosols such as salt from sea spray may be the reason. Continue reading Seaspray, lightning away: Salt may explain why lightning strikes less over the ocean
No one can escape aging. But scientists have found that turtles and tortoises live much longer and barely age compared to humans and other animals. Continue reading Turtles barely age compared to humans and other animals