Eleanor Cummins
at 11:59 AM Mar 3 2017
Nature // 

You probably already know that woolly mammoths went extinct on the American continent around 10,000 years ago.

Kendra Pierre-Louis
at 10:22 AM Mar 1 2017
Nature // 

Fertilizers are responsible for almost 50 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions embodied in a loaf of bread according to a new study in Nature Plants. The results come from a life cycle analysis (LCA) conducted on one of the United Kingdom's largest bread producers by a team of researchers across disciplines ranging from operations research to plant science. An LCA quantifies the environmental impact of a given process—including its energy usage. It's a cradle-to-grave assessment of what an item truly costs the environment.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:22 AM Mar 1 2017
Nature // 

In the past 20 years, thousands of wildfires have raged across the United States—and most of them are our fault.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:22 AM Mar 1 2017
Nature // 

Scientists may soon be able to bring extinct species back from the dead. We won't have woolly mammoths roaming around anytime soon, but the latest debates center not on whether we can resurrect species, but whether we should.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:50 AM Feb 24 2017
Nature // 

Here's the buzz: bees are brilliant. And not just because they are a vital part of our ecosystem. Bees are also very clever—and apparently capable of learning one of the fundamentals of football.

Kendra Pierre-Louis
at 10:50 AM Feb 24 2017
Nature // 

A crack along an Antarctic glacier has grown roughly 50 kilometres in a matter of months, leaving NASA researchers to believe that the resulting iceberg—known as Larsen C—may make it to the open ocean in as little as a weeks or months. The 9 km added to the rift since early January has brought it to a staggering 160 km (give or take) in length.

Sara Chodosh
at 10:50 AM Feb 24 2017
Nature // 

The fightin' sea cows are making a comeback. Manatees have been on the endangered species list since 1972, but in the last few years they've been more abundant than ever. So abundant that they may have their status downgraded to 'threatened.'

 
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