SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Researchers saw a third fewer vehicle collisions with deer, elk, moose and other large mammals in the four weeks following COVID-19 shutdowns in three states they tracked. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN The gross ecosystem product, or GEP, tries to take into account the contribution of nature to the economy. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Narwhals, recognizable by their large single tusk, make distinct sounds that are now being analyzed in depth by researchers. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
BIOGRAPHIC In trying to untangle a mysterious herring collapse from the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists in Prince William Sound are revealing just how resilient—and unpredictable—marine ecosystems can be. On a cold day in June, Scott Pegau leans toward the passenger window of a Cessna floatplane and peers out at the teal … More Boom and Busted