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The Plastic Tide

Help scientists figure out where the millions of tons of plastic entering our oceans every year ends up

7 minutes ago — Larry Greenemeier

Killer Cats Bash Biodiversity

Conservation biologist Peter Marra talks with journalist Rene Ebersole about the threat of outdoor cats to wild animals and to human health. Marra is the co-author, with writer Chris Santella, of the book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.
 

April 24, 2017 — Rene Ebersole and Steve Mirsky

Species Split When Mountains Rise

Plant species in China's Hengduan Mountains exploded in diversity eight million years ago—right when the mountains were built. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

April 13, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Extreme Storms Are Extreme Eroders

The storm that swept across the Rockies in September 2013 unleashed huge amounts of sediment downstream, doing the work of a century of erosion. Julia Rosen reports. 

April 5, 2017 — Julia Rosen

What's Driving the Self-Driving Cars Rush

Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars. 

March 28, 2017 — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky

Pollinators Shape Plants to Their Preference

In fewer than a dozen generations bumblebee-pollinated plants were coaxed to develop traits that made them even more pleasing to the bees. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 16, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner