Rachel Feltman
at 11:24 AM Dec 15 2016
Nature // 

When the Arctic flunks, we all lose. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its annual "Arctic Report Card" on Tuesday, and the outlook is grim.

Kate Baggaley
at 11:24 AM Dec 15 2016
Nature // 

Glue from a salamander. Glowworms aren't the only animals to make their own adhesives, but most of these glues are more complex and will take longer for scientists to characterize.

Rachel Feltman
at 11:24 AM Dec 15 2016
Nature // 

A lack of food due to global warming could be causing reindeer to shrink, according to new research. The weight of the average adult reindeer in Svalbard, an archipelago in the Norwegian Arctic, has gone down by 12 percent in the last 16 years.

Sara Chodosh
at 10:30 AM Dec 8 2016
Nature // 

An iceberg the size of Delaware is starting to break away from Antarctica. It began with a small crack, but has now grown 70 miles long and more than 300 feet wide. When it reaches the edges of the ice sheet, the state-sized chunk will drift away into the sea.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:30 AM Dec 8 2016
Nature // 

Eighty percent of Greenland is covered by a wall of ice thousands of feet thick. If the wall melted completely, the water it contains would be enough to raise sea levels by over 20 feet.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:16 AM Dec 2 2016
Nature // 

It's not your imagination: The tornadoes are ganging up on us. While the number of tornadoes per year hasn't changed, researchers have noticed that now, instead of their usual pattern of lone occurrences, tornadoes are popping up in packs.

Erin Blakemore
at 11:16 AM Dec 2 2016
Nature // 

On Sunday, a NASA satellite caught a hypnotic image of wildfire smoke threading its way up from the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina. The sight of wildfires raging throughout the Southeast is news for some, but for the region it's confirmation of what locals have been going through for weeks. Since October, more than 150,000 acres have burned throughout Appalachia. But why? 

 
1 2 3 4 5 ... 80
Sign up for the Pop Sci newsletter
Australian Popular Science
ON SALE 03 NOVEMBER
PopSci Live