Earth from space is a beautiful sight. We can not only see pretty patterns created by our lights on the dark side of the planet, but over time we've also seen the amount of these lights on Earth grow. As of now, more people means more lights. A great opportunity to dig into today's big question: Is humanity using too much light?
What insect is about as old as the dinosaurs, lives on every non-frozen continent, and might be able to tell us about how species could adapt to our planet’s changing climate? Let’s talk about those little social creatures, ants. Climate scientists have been looking at ants to better understand how these animals react to environmental changes. Let’s ask today’s big question: How are ants reacting to climate change?
It's Shark Week, an entire week devoted to one of Earth's most misunderstood and magnificent animals. There are a lot of documentaries on shark conservation and even some big blockbuster movies that tackle issues like how sharks react to climate change. For Shark Week, let's talk about a much more real way to link sharks and climate change! How is climate change impacting sharks?
While both science and Ray Charles have taught us that the nighttime IS the right time to be with the one you love, there’s still something about nighttime that’s bugging scientists. This week's story is pretty fascinating. Driving at night is a lot safer with our streetlights and we seem to love having our well-lit urban cores for last call, but light pollution is starting to concern scientists. Are our lights harming insects?'
People love dinosaurs! The most recent dino discovery has enabled experts to better understand the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds. This is not your standard dinosaur bone discovery, but it certainly is head and shoulders above the rest. Dino dandruff is now helping us see some pretty important similarities between these terrible lizards and birds.