ARCTIC DEEPLY An explorer’s wind-powered sled is turning out to be a cleaner, simpler way for polar researchers to do their work studying pollutants on the Greenland ice sheet. Read the full story at Arctic Deeply.
NATURE CAREERS Creative minds are shrinking research’s big carbon footprint. In July 2015, Stephanie and Fraser Januchowski-Hartley left their home in Totnes, UK, and headed for the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier, France. Instead of catching a flight, they boarded a boat and then made their way across France by bicycle and train, … More A greener culture
HIGH COUNTRY NEWS In California’s Eastern Sierra, bringing back bighorn has meant killing more mountain lions. Standing in the middle of an icy trail on a bright December day, Tom Stephenson sweeps an H-shaped antenna overhead, searching for something he already knows is there. Through the blizzard of static on his handheld speaker, faint beeps … More The cost of the bighorn comeback
SCIENCE PODCAST Mission leader Scott Bolton talks about surprises in the first data from the Juno mission, including what Jupiter’s poles look like and a peak under its outer cloud layers. Listen to the interview on the Science Podcast.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Really big asteroid strikes may cause melting and deep deformations that eventually lead to volcanic eruptions. Listen to the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
TERRA Davide Lazzati tries to make sense of violent bursts that shine from the far reaches of the universe Davide Lazzati’s computer screen is a blur of numbers. They race across in an endless torrent, far too fast for anyone to read. If you could, you’d be looking at the sudden swell of a cosmic … More Waiting for starlight
EARTH The mass extinction that did in the dinosaurs is one of the best-known events in geology. It’s also one of the most contentious. Princeton University paleontologist Gerta Keller has long argued that volcanism was to blame, not the famous asteroid impact. EARTH sat down with Keller to talk about her upbringing in the Alps, … More Down to Earth With: Paleontologist Gerta Keller
NATURE CAREERS US science faces a political storm, and early-career researchers should prepare themselves. Read the full story at Nature.
SCIENCE PODCAST Researcher Elise Amel talks about the ways our brains can work against us when it comes to making sustainable choices, and how to overcome these barriers. Listen to the interview on the Science Podcast.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Starting in the next century, atmospheric carbon levels could begin to approach those of hundreds of millions of years ago, and have their warming effect augmented by a brighter sun. Listen to the podcast at Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.