Articles by Melissa Locker

A vaccine passport would be a digital or paper document showing that the bearer had received a Covid-19 vaccination or, in some cases, has antibodies to the virus or recently tested negative.

Five Things to Know About Vaccine Passports

As travelers venture out, countries and states are experimenting with forms of documentation that show proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Australia and New Zealand are determining when to implement a travel bubble that would allow residents to fly back and forth between the countries, sans quarantine..

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Five Things to Know About Travel Bubbles

Neighboring countries are striking agreements that permit trips across their borders. Is this the future of travel?

A singed Koala receives treatment for dehydration at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital earlier this month.

Australia Faces ‘National Tragedy’ After Koala Population Takes Hit in Recent Brushfires

Massive wildfires are exacerbating the marsupial’s already vulnerable status

The $9,500 digital dress

Designers Are Selling Expensive Clothes That Don’t Exist—and People Are Actually Buying Them

Earlier this year, a digital-only dress sold at auction for $9,500

A view of Gale Crater, where the Curiosity rover is currently conducting research.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Strange Fluctuating Oxygen Levels on Mars

Oxygen levels seem to spike in Mars’ spring season, occasionally in tandem with shifting methane levels

Greenland's oldest ice—once thought of as "the last ice area"—is melting twice as fast as the rest of the Arctic.

Greenland’s Oldest Ice Is Melting 'Twice as Fast as the Rest of the Arctic’

The region was once thought of as the 'last ice area' because scientists thought it would outlive other ice

The Swiss government will delay making a final decision on the matter until January at the earliest.

Switzerland Will Reconsider Decision to Stop Stockpiling Coffee Following Public Outcry

The country’s government suggested coffee was not essential to survival. The public strongly disagreed

A general view shows the flooded St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace (L), the Lion of St. Mark winged bronze statue and the Venetian lagoon after an exceptional overnight "Alta Acqua" high tide water level, on November 13, 2019 in Venice.

Venice Declares State of Emergency as City Battles Worst Floods in 50 Years

The Italian city’s high-water mark reached 74 inches on Tuesday

The silver-backed chevrotain hadn't been photographed or studied by scientists in 30 years.

Scientists Thought This Fanged, Cat-Sized Deer Was Gone for Good—Now It’s Been Found Again in Vietnam

The species was lost to science, but locals had seen silver-backed chevrotains among their more common deer relatives for years

Judith Leyster, The Concert, c. 1633

The Dutch Golden Age's Female Painters Finally Receive a Show of Their Own

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts spotlights eight unheralded 17th- and 18th-century artists

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