Climate & Energy

A surprising link between superintelligent robots, global warming, and mass extinction? Nope, not really

It takes a lot of scientific stretching to suggest robots will rise from the ashes of climate change. But apparently this is an argument.

Business & Technology

Why you should fix your iPhone instead of buying a new one

Planned obsolescence is out of control.

Spoiler Alert

Climate change will destroy the planet’s circulatory system

You never thought you cared so much about ocean currents ... until now! Two new studies suggest that melting ice sheets could disrupt the oceans' flow.

Climate finance

You owe the world $12,000 for burning all those fossil fuels

A new study calculates countries' carbon debts.


Massachusetts has a bunch of new roadside solar panels. Too bad they’re so ugly

The state wants to power 240,000 homes with solar power by 2020.


Can supermarkets supplement failing schools?

A new study looks at how grocery stores in low-income communities can be extensions of the preschool classroom.

blending nemo

We’re basically putting the cast of Finding Nemo in a blender

Warming ocean temperatures are scrambling ecosystems, as species migrate to cooler waters.

Climate & Energy

Did Mayan deforestation change the climate?

A new review illustrates the environmental impacts of the pre-Columbian Mayans.


Earth has way more trees than we thought, but not nearly as many as it used to

Scientists say there are more than 3 trillion trees on earth, but we're losing about 10 billion per year.