Mining is a polluting business. Can new tech make it cleaner?

EnvironmentPlanet PossibleMining will always have environmental impacts, but new approaches could help reduce them as the…

The Books That Are Poisonous If You Touch Them

ByJustin BrowerPublished April 28, 2022• 10 min readLibraries and rare book collections often carry volumes that…

Fruits and vegetables are less nutritious than they used to be

Vegetables like this freshly picked carrot lying on a garden bed of frisée endive are critical…

Gold Grows On Eucalyptus Trees (2013)

Australian researchers confirm that deep-rooted Eucalyptus trees pilfer gold from ore deposits underground and transport them…

NASA has been ignoring Uranus. That may soon change.

ScienceThe ice giant could represent the galaxy’s most common type of planet, but we know very…

Govt agency accidentally kills 3,000 animals…

AnimalsWildlife WatchIndiscriminate traps, used to reduce crop and safety threats, also snare federally protected species.ByDina Fine…

The Disappearing Art Of Thai Royal Porcelain

ByRonan O’ConnellPublished November 4, 2021• 12 min readFew tourists to Bangkok know that the glimmer of…

Ancient Australian Rock Art Threatened

TravelWorld HeritageScientists fear climate change and mining contamination could destroy Murujuga—Australia’s next UNESCO site—within a century.ByRonan…

Can this 19th-century health practice help with long COVID?

ByVaishnavi ChandrashekharPublished April 8, 2022• 15 min readIn 2012, doctoral student Hosanna Krienke was looking for…

Most distant star ever seen found in Hubble Space Telescope image

ByNadia DrakePublished March 30, 2022• 6 min readAstronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spied what…