Dwarf Galaxies Contradict Dark Matter Paradigm

Dwarf galaxies contain less than ten percent of the stars in the Milky Way. Find out how their behaviour in a region called the Fomax Cluster challenges dark matter's existence.

Healthy Environment a Human Right, UN Declares

A healthy environment is a human right and vital to the enjoyment of other rights, according to a new UN General Assembly resolution. Find out why this is both a cause for celebration and a call to action.

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Monarch Butterfly Added to Engangered Species List

Monarch Butterfly populations have been devasted over the last past few decades. Find out why the IUCN had added these iconic pollinators to the endangered species list and how scientists are working to save them from extinction.

James Webb Space Telescope Photos are Spectacular

The James Webb Space Telescope revealed its first four images this week. Find out what these images depict and their signifcance in understanding the universe and humanity's place within it.

Planets with Water Aren’t Always Earth-Like

Planets with water are the main targets for scientists' search for life on other worlds. Find out how a new study shows that these planets can be very different from Earth.

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Human-Wildlife Conflict Aggravated by Climate Crisis

Human-wildlife conflict is becoming an increasing concern as human activity encroaches on natural habitats due to climate change. Find out how a new study involving elephants shows how we can plan for and minimize these tensions in the future.

Planetary Formation in the News

Planetary formation made the news in three different ways this week. Find out how surprising results from studies of a meteorite, a debris field and the planet Venus all shed new light on our own planet's deep history.

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Consumer Choices Don’t Always Make Sense

Consumer choices are supposed to be based on rational self-interest. Find out how a new study explains why we often make sub-optimal decsions that barely meet our needs.

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Safeguarding Biodiversity Means Conserving 44% of Earth’s Land

Safeguarding biodiversity is crucial for the survival of Humanity and the entire ecosphere. Find out why new research calls for governments to increase global land conservation from 17% to 44% if we're serious about preserving Earth's ecosystems.