Hungry polar bears trap Arctic researchers

Seriously, polar bears -- stop being jerks.

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Bees and flowers have a special relationship, and climate change is screwing it up

This video explains how climate-induced changes in flowering cycles could make for pollination trouble.


Gamers guzzle a crazy amount of energy

Battling virtual monsters can end up requiring a lot of computing power.

Climate & Energy

Marijuana industry struggles with devastating wildfire season

Blazes along the West Coast have pot farmers starting to feel the burn.


Climate change will do strange things to this hungry little microbe

Trichodesmium is a crucial marine microbe, but it could eat itself to death under high CO2 conditions.


Forget insecticides. Scientists are making pests that destroy themselves

Moths genetically engineered to die young could save your slaw.

The Desolation of Smog

Here, China — let this algorithm tell you how to control your pollution

IBM is developing machine learning and AI tools for modeling Beijing’s air quality.


Air pollution at home could lower kids’ GPAs

In a study of almost 2,000 kids in El Paso, Texas, researchers found a strong correlation between air pollution and academic performance.

Business & Technology

Musk’s new Tesla gets extra credit in respected auto test

The Model S P85D scored a logically impossible 103 out of 100 in a Consumer Reports evaluation.