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The Quest to Tally Alaska’s Wild ‘Warm-Blooded’ Bumblebees

Extreme environments offer them an unexpected paradise. Now researchers and conservationists want to get a head count.

The Delta Variant's Rise, New Vaccine Tactics, and More...

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

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Which Crops Can Survive Drought? Nanosensors May Offer...

The technique can be used to track how water flows through plants—which could be key to breeding more resilient crops in an increasingly...

The Miami Tower Collapse and Humanity’s Fight for the Future

From the fallen Champlain Tower to climate change, humans haven’t yet learned to avoid catastrophes they know are coming.

Biologists Mask Up to Protect Bats (Yes, Bats) From Covid-19

New federal guidelines ask scientists to wear protective gear to keep the virus from jumping back into animal species.

How Fringe Stem Cell Treatments Won Allies on the Far Right

Advocates for dubious therapies (fight Covid with your own fat!) have latched on to conservative grievances—and formed an unholy alliance.

Black Scientists Find Community—and Plan for the Road Ahead

The Black in X network mobilized last summer to bring attention to racism in STEM. This week, they’re holding their first conference...

The Experimental African Houses That Outsmart Malaria

A field test of custom-designed homes proves that when carbon dioxide can flow out, mosquitoes stay out too.

A Space Laser Shows How Catastrophic Sea Level Rise Will...

Scientists calculate that by 2100, over 400 million people could live in low-lying, at-risk areas—and that's a conservative estimate.

Lakes Are Losing Oxygen—and Their Inhabitants Are in Danger

Hundreds of temperate lakes around the world are showing trends toward anoxia, becoming warmer, murkier, and less hospitable to cold-water...