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Coronavirus infects bear cam rangers in remote Alaska

The coronavirus has reached an isolated part of an already remote national park in Alaska. On Sunday evening, Katmai National Park and Preserve — home to...

Yes, NASA totally released a trailer for the upcoming Mars launch

July 30. Mark your calendars. That's when we're going back to Mars. NASA released what I can only describe as a trailer for the upcoming ...

KFC moves to add 3D-printed chicken nuggets with lab-grown meat to its menu

If you're craving chicken nuggets, perhaps I can interest you in some 3D-printed ones from KFC. The fast-food restaurant chain has officially announced it's partnering with...

NASA and ESA have released the closest ever images of the Sun, and they’re...

NASA and the European Space Agency have released the amazing first images taken by the Solar Orbiter — including the closest pictures ever taken of our nearest star.

Why the fat bears are already getting so fat

Fat Bear Week isn't until October. Yet the brown bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve — who are live-streamed on the explore.org webcams over the summer — are...

The carbon footprint sham A ‘successful, deceptive’ PR campaign

In a dark TV ad aired in 1971, a jerk tosses a bag of trash from a moving car. The garbage spills onto the moccasins of a buckskin-clad Native...

Yes, alternative meat can help stop climate change. Here’s why.

We live in a rapidly-warming world that is saturated with meat. Even in the wake of a pandemic that shuttered processing plants, raised prices, and boosted sales of alternative meat,...

Earth won’t immediately cool off if we slash emissions

The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high in May. That's because humanity kept emitting a prodigious amount of carbon, even though the worst pandemic in a...

Hungry wolf shows up on bear cams, scarfs dozens of fish

Alaska's Brooks River, home to the live streaming bear cams, is the dominion of big, fat bears. Yet early Saturday morning, when the waterfall where the bear's feast...

Let night owls be night owls: How the pandemic could dethrone the larks

When the light starts to fade in the evening is when I start feeling it. A rush of heightened awareness, a palpable sense of increased IQ, like my brain,...

One wild chart shows the intensity of 2020’s Arctic fires

For a vivid idea of how extreme the Arctic Circle fires have been this year, look at the stark graphic below. Produced by the European Union's earth...

Fat bear champ returns with a major transformation

She's back. And majorly transformed. The 2019 Fat Bear Week champion, bear 435 "Holly," returned to Katmai National Park and Preserve's Brooks River a few days ago, hundreds...

‘Lunar Loo’ challenge asks people to help astronauts poop on the Moon

There are 51 days left to design a NASA toilet fit for Moon-traveling astronauts. A newly launched lunar loo challenge is asking those who are interested to redesign...

Extreme fires erupt in the Arctic Circle

For the second straight year, an unusually large number of intense fires have ignited in the Arctic Circle, the polar region atop Earth. It's now been anomalously...

Arizona fires were seen fuming from space

The biggest fire now burning in the U.S. can be seen raging from space. It’s now peak fire season in Arizona, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s...

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Forget dual cameras, this phone has dual screens

Taking a novel approach to selfies, the Nubia X's second screen is a massive viewfinder. Bucking all of the hot smartphone trends, Chinese company Nubia introduced...

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