Science
Quirky Portraits of One Town's Trash—And the People Who Take Care of It

A photographer’s work spotlights waste management workers in southern Italy. Read more

The World's Most Polluted River Revealed in Photos

A recent high court ruling in India that gives the Ganges personhood status may lead to environmental redemption. Read more

Eating Dogs Banned in Taiwan—A First in Asia

Killing, selling and consuming dogs (and cats) is now illegal in Taiwan. Will South Korea and mainland China follow suit? Read more

Watch Ants Carry Wounded Off Battlefield—Never Before Seen

When clashing with termites, a type of African ant rescues its injured comrades, who then recover quickly, a new study says. Read more

50 New Spiders Discovered In Australia

Spiders capable of diving, jumping, and dancing (and one the size of a human face) were among the new species discovered. Read more

Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic

Americans use 500 million straws daily. Citizen activisits want to shrink that number. Read more

Here's Why Easter is Bad for Bunnies

Widespread misunderstanding of domestic rabbits has made them one of the most abandoned pets in the United States. Read more

Unprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina

Women who have unprotected sex with men seem to have more bad types of bacteria in their vaginas, which may make them more prone to infection and disease Read more

Robot volleyball machine helps Japan team practise attacks

Robotic arms whizz along the net so volleyball players can rehearse “spikes” against defensive blockers, and the system can be set-up to mimic opposing teams Read more

Physics of shoelaces shows why they come undone when you run

Slow-motion video and weights tied to the ends of pendulums reveal that the stomping and whipping of our feet cause shoelaces to unknot Read more