nature

Apple

Is It GOOD or BAD to Use a Dynamite-Triggered Avalanche for an Apple Ad? We Asked Scientists

Apple’s “Don’t mess with Mother (Nature)” video—produced by the Camp4 Collective to promote the iPhone XS—included footage of a man-made avalanche.
Caroline Haskins
2 days ago
nature

300 Million Butterflies Will Fly Through Texas This Spring

Monarch populations are in decline, but a surge is expected for the 2019 spring migration.
Wajeeh Maaz
4.3.19
nature

Scientists Found a New Species of Wasp That Turns Spiders Into Zombies

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, a new species of wasp is inflicting horror movie-worthy terror on "social" spiders.
Alastair Spriggs
11.29.18
GLOBAL WARMING

Earth’s Oceans Have Absorbed Far More Heat Than Experts Believed, Study Claims

A new study says we’ve vastly underestimated the amount of heat trapped by Earth’s oceans due to global warming.
Sarah Emerson
11.1.18
environment

Deformed Fish, Rabbits With Two Genitals: Canada’s Largest National Park Is Falling Apart

A federal study found that out of 17 environmental indicators at Wood Buffalo National Park—the second-largest national park in the world—15 are declining.
Jordan Pearson
7.17.18
science has gone too far

Scientists Invented AI Made From DNA

Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.9.18
nature

A Lone Wolf Left Chernobyl’s Radioactive Exclusion Zone—Will Others Follow?

The young gray wolf travelled 369 km outside of its home range in 21 days.
Jordan Pearson
7.3.18
springer

AI Researchers Are Boycotting Nature’s New Machine Intelligence Journal

Researchers from Google, Facebook, IBM, MIT and Harvard have pledged not to contribute to a new journal about machine learning, citing its lack of open access.
Jon Christian
5.2.18
living with jaguars

Watch the Trailer for ‘Living With Jaguars,’ Motherboard’s New Interactive VR Film

A unique experiment in jaguar conservation is playing out in Brazil. Motherboard went to see how it’s working, and took some VR cameras.
Kate Lunau
3.15.18
biomimicry

This ‘Skin’ Is as Hard as Artificial Tooth Enamel and Can Heal Itself

Oh, and it's antibacterial, too.
Rebecca Flowers
1.31.18
Conservation

Wildlife Is Another Casualty of War

Researchers studied animal deaths in the wake of African armed conflicts.
Caroline Haskins
1.10.18
caribou

Backcountry Skiing Is Hurting Canada’s Endangered Caribou

Your trip out into nature could be putting these animals at risk.
Lisa Cumming
1.10.18
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