How we discovered a giant new crustacean scavenging on the deepest depths of the ocean floor

Deep ocean trenches are home to extraordinary biodiversity waiting to be discovered.

Johanna Weston, PhD Marine Science candidate, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University • conversation
June 1, 2021 ~7 min

When marriage isn’t the norm, its benefits for kids fade

New research in Chile clarifies why marriage appears to benefit children's health, something called the "marriage premium."

Stanford • futurity
April 20, 2021 ~8 min

New species of dinosaur unearthed in Chile's Atacama desert

Scientists found remains of the sauropod in rocks from what is today the Atacama desert.

April 20, 2021 ~2 min

How a pre-Incan civilisation thrived in the Atacama Desert thanks to seabird poo fertiliser

Guano helped humans farm the world's driest desert, new research finds.

Rick Schulting, Lecturer in Scientific and Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Oxford • conversation
Jan. 27, 2021 ~6 min

200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction

For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.

Alessandro Antonello, Senior Research Fellow in History, Flinders University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

Mystery over monster star's vanishing act

A huge star has disappeared - did it become a black hole?

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Bad tree-planting campaigns can totally backfire

Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.

Lindsay Filgas-Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~8 min

Mapuche approach teaches kids to handle fear

The Mapuche people's ideas about kids and fear show that Western beliefs about children's emotional capability aren't universal.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 17, 2019 ~7 min

Did neoliberalism in Chile erode trust in science?

Chile's neoliberal government offers a look at how the relationship among science, the environment, and the state can affect public trust.

Jim Logan-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Dec. 27, 2018 ~7 min