How to make neurosurgery possible in the Brazilian Amazon

A new study offers a model for creating a sustainable neurosurgery programs in poor, remote locations.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: amazon surgery brazil spine brains health-and-medicine

What you need to know about the Amazon fires

As thousands of fires still rage in the Amazon, experts explain what started the fires, what could stop them, and why the Amazon matters so much.

NC State • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: conservation amazon brazil fires forests rainforests deforestation government earth-and-environment

Reports may ‘dangerously underestimate’ Amazon fires

Just how much of the Amazon is burning? An expert weighs in on the most reliable methods for assessing the scale and significance of the fires.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Sept. 19, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: climate-change amazon wildfire forests earth-and-environment

Monkey from 18 million years ago was teeny tiny

Scientists in Peru's Amazon jungle have uncovered the 18-million-year-old remains of the smallest fossil monkey ever found.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
July 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: evolution amazon teeth fossils primates science-and-technology

Giant Amazonian spiders hunt some surprising prey

Check out the video to see a dinner-plate sized Amazonian spider chow down on an opossum.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
March 1, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: amazon spiders featured science-and-technology predators

How will the Amazon deal with more severe droughts?

How the rainforest copes with drought really matters for the planet's climate.

Jessica Hanna-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 7, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change amazon rainforests earth-and-environment droughts

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