The anti-plastic straw movement: What it is, Why it matters, and Is it a good thing?

We need to talk about plastic straws — and about banning plastic straws.

Newly-discovered American ankylosaur turns out to be an Asian immigrant

In fact, all ankylosaurs were!

New theoretical framework will keep our fusion reactors from going ‘boom’

Real reactors lack boom.

The five largest meat and dairy companies emit more greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil

The hidden climate change-causing giants no one’s talking about.

First-ever baby snake fossil discovered beautifully encased in amber

Poor baby snake!

Scientists design ‘Pokéball’ that safely captures even the most delicate underwater creatures

Gotta catch em all!

It takes just six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car

Never leave a dog in a hot car.

Here are the most charismatic 20 animals — according to new science

Here are the results of the animal popularity contest.

Rats are devastating coral reefs — but there’s also some good news

This could be a game changer for protecting some coral reefs.

New Antarctic Dinosaurs on Display at Field Museum

It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or a day off.

Roman fish salting workshops reveal two whale species lost from the Mediterranean

The discovery stands to change our understanding of the Roman fishing industry and the history of two endangered whale species.

Grasslands could overtake forests as the most reliable carbon sink ecosystems

But this doesn’t mean we should stop focusing on forests — on the contrary.

Spiders balloon by riding electric fields in the atmosphere

This is so electric!

Rising seas, rising costs: some $14 trillion worldwide per year by 2100

Maybe start saving up?

Somalian Jihadist movement bans plastic bags to protect the environment

This sure took a strange turn.

Wind power could be harvested on Mars — and this might be a game changer

This could be a game changer.

How cycling races could help scientists study the effects of climate change

It’s another piece of evidence documenting the effects of climate change.

CRISPR was used to change a butterfly’s wing color

A switch from brown to yellow.

Broadband equipment could be used to study faults and other geological features

Cables could do much more than offer you internet.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was 8 years ago. The ocean is still struggling to recover

The damage is still going.