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EARTH'S OZONE LAYER IS UNDER ATTACK-AGAIN

Despite a long-standing international ban, ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons are surging back into Earth's atmosphere from unknown...

KILAUEA'S LAVA IS NOW SPILLING INTO THE OCEAN. HERE'S WHY THAT'S DANGEROUS

A pair of scientists discuss the hazards that Kilauea might pose before it finishes erupting

 
 
 

HOW THE "CARBON BUDGET" IS CAUSING PROBLEMS

Confusion over how much CO2 can be emitted could undermine global climate action

WHAT YOU SEE IN A 3-D SCAN OF YOURSELF COULD BE UPSETTING

The actual and idealized images may not match up

 
 
 

MAYBE WE COULD "SEE" A SINGULARITY AFTER ALL

When black holes collide, interactions between their cores might leave an imprint on the resulting gravitational waves

WHAT YOU SEE IN A 3D SCAN OF YOURSELF COULD BE UPSETTING

The actual and idealized images may not match up

 
 
 

THE RIPPLE EFFECT

HERE COME THE WAVES

After a clutch of historic detections, gravitational-wave researchers have set their sights on some ambitious scientific quarry

 
 
 

WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers

WHY WE NEED TO TAKE PET LOSS SERIOUSLY

How to handle grief after a pet's death-and why we all need to change our attitudes about it

 
 
 

LIVING ON THE EDGE: WILDFIRES POSE A GROWING RISK TO HOMES BUILT NEAR WILDERNESS AREAS

Building houses at the edge of the wilderness increases the danger of catastrophic blazes

COMSAT LAUNCH BOLSTERS CHINA'S DREAMS FOR LANDING ON THE MOON'S FAR SIDE

The Queqiao orbiter will serve as a vital communications relay between the Earth and future lunar landers-and perform some science,...

 
 
 

FREE LOLITA THE KILLER WHALE!

She's the only free-born orca still in captivity, and her birth pod-and even her mother-are still living in the wild

GOVERNMENT SEA LEVEL RISE REPORT RELEASED AFTER CHARGES OF CENSORSHIP

Long-delayed study examines potential for rising seas to damage national parks

 
 
 

8 YEARS UNTIL RED WOLF EXTINCTION?

As the wild population falls to just 40 animals, captive breeding may be their last chance for survival

ASTRONOMERS SPOT POTENTIAL "INTERSTELLAR" ASTEROID ORBITING BACKWARD AROUND THE SUN

The three-kilometer-wide object is near Jupiter; future spacecraft could visit if its status is confirmed

 
 
 

A WARMING CLIMATE MAY PRODUCE MORE DRUG-RESISTANT INFECTIONS

Hotter temperatures can lead to increased growth and genetic mutations

LEADING SCIENCE MUSEUM TURNS THE PAGE ON A PROMINENT METOO CASE

More than three years after a high-profile male anthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History was accused of sexual misconduct,...

 
 
 

QUANTUM PHYSICS MAY BE EVEN SPOOKIER THAN YOU THINK

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

EIGHT YEARS UNTIL RED WOLF EXTINCTION?

As the wild population falls to just 40 animals, captive breeding may be their last chance for survival

 
 
 



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