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Wild Predators Are Relying More on Our Food—and Pets
A new study shows that some big carnivores are getting up to half their diet from sources like trash, crops, or small mammals that live near people.
What Forest Floor Playgrounds Teach Us about Kids and Germs
Finnish researchers just published the first big test of the “biodiversity hypothesis”—that exposure to the microbes in dirt is good for young immune systems.
What Would Happen if All the Antarctic Ice Melted?
It … let's just say it would not be good. Here, let's do the math.
Meteorite Is a Love Letter to Space Rocks
For centuries, scientists thought meteorites were too fantastical to exist. A new book reveals that they hold even more mysteries.
The Most Sway-Prone Buildings in LA Aren’t Where You Expect
Using a network of sensors, researchers found that the Los Angeles high-rises most likely to rock in a future quake aren’t downtown.
New York Is Trying Targeted Lockdowns. Will It Stop a Second Wave?
Instead of shutting down all of New York City, this time officials are taking a block-by-block approach to home in on areas with increasing case numbers.