India's last cheetah was killed 70 years ago. Should the country import a different subspecies from Namibia?
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Earth's magnetic field locks information into lava as it cools into rock. Millions of years later, scientists can decipher this magnetic data to build geologic timelines and maps.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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Our research identified three key lessons.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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Honey bees in the most polluted parts of an Indian city were more likely to die sooner and showed clear signs of poor health.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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How speculation came to be presented as scientific fact and inspired a decidedly non-glacial race to discover the future of Himalayan glaciers.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.
July 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
July 6, 2020 • ~11 min
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Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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