Cool Science Stories You May Have Missed in 2015
Quantum spookiness, a Maya city buried in ash and more in this year’s surprising science
What Will Make the Paris Climate Talks a Success?
This episode of Generation Anthropocene explores the history of the UN climate summit and what's different at this year's event
Pluto May Have Ice Volcanoes at the Bottom of Its Heart
Two southern peaks have depressions that hint they once spewed icy slurry onto the tiny world's surface
The Secret of "The Martian" Success? Scientific Peer Review
Andy Weir's tale of a stranded astronaut got its start as a blog, complete with reader comments that helped shape the plot
Creating an Equation for Cities May Solve Ecological Conundrums
In this Generation Anthropocene podcast, scientists explore the ways urbanization might lead to a greener future
Are There Any Places on Earth Left Untouched by Noise Pollution?
In this Generation Anthropocene podcast, an acoustic ecologist tours the planet in search of pristine soundscapes
What the Evolution of Fire Can Teach Us About Climate Change
This Generation Anthropocene podcast looks at the history of fire and the ways the world changed once humans harnessed its power
Death By Fungus, and Other Fun Facts About Fungal Friends and Foes
This Generation Anthropocene episode highlights oft overlooked organisms that may help us better understand human impacts
How a Farming Project in Brazil Turned Into a Social and Ecological Tragedy
This week's Generation Anthropocene podcast looks at Rondônia, a textbook tale of how not to set up sustainable land use
What Happened When a Disaster Preparedness Expert Was Caught in an Earthquake
In this Generation Anthropocene podcast, geologist Anne Sanquini gives her first-hand account of April's disaster in Nepal
A Hotter Climate May Boost Conflict, From Shootings to Wars
In this episode of Generation Anthropocene, scientists explore the link between rising temperatures and aggression
How Physics Drove the Design of the Atomic Bombs Dropped on Japan
The gun-like design of the Little Boy bomb was effectively the last of its kind
How Elephants and Songbirds Are Helping Humans Communicate
In this Generation Anthropocene podcast, social animals show scientists how to trace our evolution and improve interactions
How Will We Feed 9 Billion People on Earth of the Future?
This week's Generation Anthropocene reveals how seeds on ice and poisonous tubers may offer hope for food security
These Pictures Give a Rare Glimpse Into the Heart of the Pluto Flyby
Spanning the full 9.5 years of the mission to date, the images by Michael Soluri capture the people behind the epic close encounter
Behold, the First Closeup Pictures From the Pluto Flyby Are Here
From fresh-faced moons to ice mountains, these are the visual surprises that hit the ground the day after the Pluto flyby
Where Will the New Horizons Probe Go After Pluto?
The historic flyby may be over, but the spacecraft should still go on to study even smaller bodies on its path through the Kuiper belt
The New Horizons Probe Has Made Its Closest Approach to Pluto
Mission scientists have received the confirmation signal that the pre-programmed event went as planned and the craft is healthy
How Can We Keep Track of Earth's Invisible Water?
This week's episode of Generation Anthropocene goes on a deep dive into some of the planet's more mysterious water sources
How Geography Shaped Societies, From Neanderthals to iPhones
This weeks' episode of Generation Anthropocene discusses efforts to quantify social development and the cultural retention of the Navajo