Apple Launches Powerful New iPad, ‘Air Tags’ to Track Lost Items

VOA Learning English • voa
today ~5 min

Ah, wilderness! Is nature the tonic we’ve needed for pandemic malaise?

As Covid-19 descended across the world, people sought refuge in gardens, parks and the woods. But it’s hard to measure how being in nature affects our well-being — and how we can best reap its rewards.

Chris Baraniuk • knowable
today ~17 min

Aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, MOXIE creates oxygen on Mars

Thanks to an MIT-designed instrument, a NASA mission has produced oxygen on another planet for the first time.

Nancy Kotary | Sara Cody | Haystack Observatory | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
today ~3 min

Do you really need 8 glasses of water a day? An exercise scientist explains why your kidneys say 'no'

If kidneys could talk, they'd tell you not to overdo the water rule you hear all the time. But since they can't talk, they do send signals to your body that enough is enough.

Tamara Hew-Butler, Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Wayne State University • conversation
today ~8 min

Climate change: Shipping industry calls for new global carbon tax

The global shipping industry wants governments to tax their carbon emissions as they try to tackle climate change

today ~5 min

How giant sauropods got their strange skulls

New research clarifies how sauropod dinosaurs, such as Brontosaurus, Apatosaurus, and Brachiosaurus, evolved their unusual skulls.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
today ~5 min

Dead Sea Scrolls: two scribes probably wrote one of the manuscripts

The researchers used machine learning to study the 2,000-year-old document.

Peter Phillips, Research Fellow in Digital Theology, Director of CODEC Research Centre, Durham University • conversation
today ~6 min

Climate change: EU to cut CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030

The EU's climate-change goals of becoming climate neutral by 2050 will become legally binding.

today ~3 min

Lyrid meteor shower: Skywatchers set for sunrise or sunset view on Thursday

The best time to view it will be early morning or after sunset on Thursday, astronomers say.

today ~2 min

Study: Sex differences in Covid-19 mortality vary across racial groups

Black women are more vulnerable than white men, illustrating how race and gender intersect to shape health outcomes.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
today ~6 min