Sarah Fecht
at 10:39 AM Jan 12 2017
Nature // 

The population of rusty patched bumblebees has declined by 87 percent since the 1990s. It is just one of many species suffering in the global pollination crisis.

Rachel Feltman
at 10:34 AM Jan 10 2017
Nature // 

A mysterious, potentially deadly neurotoxin that poisons humans by way of shellfish has now been linked to warming ocean waters. The new findings could help fisheries predict spikes of this substance in their catches, allowing them to protect human consumers and mitigate their own financial losses. But one question remains unanswered: as climate change edges ocean temperatures higher and higher, will blooms of the dangerous neurotoxin follow suit?

Sara Chodosh
at 10:34 AM Jan 10 2017
Nature // 

For a pectoral sandpiper, summer lovin' means a sexual escapade around the Arctic circle. New research suggests that their risqué mating seasons—which generally include at least one snowy romp per night—require male birds to flit far and wide to find a wide variety of partners.

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.

 
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