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Warming Arctic on Thin Ice

Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out near Juneau to study and live on the shifting ice...

January 31, 2019 — Elizabeth Case and Steve Mirsky

Science News Briefs from the World Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy.

January 29, 2019 — Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

How Humans Get in the Way of Clean Water

There are many cheap and effective ways to provide safe water to the world’s poor regions. But projects often fail due to inadequate planning, maintenance or persuasive power

January 26, 2019 — Lindzi Wessel and Knowable Magazine

Intimate Hermit Crab Keeps Shell On

A species of hermit crab appears to have evolved a large penis to enable intercourse without leaving, and thus possibly losing, its adopted shell.

January 25, 2019 — Karen Hopkin

Ecologists Eavesdrop with Bioacoustics

By coupling audio recordings with satellite data and camera traps, ecologists can keep their eyes—and ears—on protected tropical forests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 24, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata