Meet a Mad Scientist Who Flies Into Hurricanes

The anticipation of a hurricane is excruciating. Born in a hurricane nursery (actual term) off the coast of Africa, a storm marches across the Atlantic, growing stronger while forecasters watch anxiously. If those forecasters don’t call it right, if they don’t nail...

The Riddle, and Controversy, of All That Missing Plastic

To complement these findings, Ocean Cleanup used data on winds and currents to show that when pieces of plastic come out of, say, rivers, they tend to stick around the coastline. Maybe they’re washing out a little ways, then washing back ashore. Perhaps they bury in...

Let’s All Just Chill About Processed Foods

You are you and I am me because of processed foods, because our ancestors learned how to cook meat and make bread and, perhaps more importantly, beer. Accordingly, our brains grew and our guts transformed. But those two words smashed together, processed foods, take on...