Wildfires are burning across California this week as risks for more blazes remain high throughout the state. Dry, warm weather and strong seasonal winds this week have created a “recipe for explosive growth,”
The outbreak of the mysterious vaping-related illness has reached 1,299 cases and 26 deaths across the country, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention principal deputy director Anne Schuchat Friday.
There’s a good chance the device you’re reading this story on right now is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Increasingly, these batteries power our world. They not only electrify the technology in our
The Nobel Prize in Physics this year is split between two very different classes of discovery. Taken together, both sets of discovery help us understand the universe it bigger, stranger, and filled with
On Monday, hundreds of climate activists were arrested in Sydney, London, and Amsterdam in the first round of what is expected to be a wave of protests across at least 60 cities in coming weeks. The actions
When climate hawks fantasize about climate policy, they tend to imagine a sweeping, economy-wide carbon tax, set at a high and rising rate. But as a political strategy, this hasn’t much worked; political
For years, health experts have been saying that to decrease the risk of heart attacks and cancer, it’s wise to cut back on red meat, and especially processed red meat, like bacon. This week, that conventional
Several American cities are rallying around a new response to the opioid epidemic: safe spaces for using heroin. The concept has gained traction in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and other
America: There’s a lot going on right now. President Trump is facing possible impeachment for turning “American foreign policy into an extortion racket,” as Vox’s Zack Beauchamp put it. Meanwhile, the
It was the stream of young, otherwise healthy patients landing in the intensive care unit with trouble breathing that made Utah pulmonologist Dr. Dixie Harris suspect something was up. The first patient
Without the world’s oceans, climate change would actually be much worse. The oceans directly absorb about a quarter of the CO2 we have been spewing into the atmosphere. They also take in most of the heat
Reading Greta Thunberg’s speech addressing the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday, it’s hard not to think of Cassandra, the brash young warrior of Greek myth who beseeched Apollo for the gift of prophecy.