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Protection Crisis - Peacekeeper Puts Mask on Student

Protection Crisis: COVID-19 More than Health Pandemic

“Protection crisis” was the catchphrase at the UN Security Council last Thursday. Find out what the issues were in the debate about pandemic security. (5:00 min read)

Western Bumblebee Pollinating a Thistle

Western Bumblebee Populations Collapsing: Short on Data

Western bumblebee populations have declined by 93% over the last two decades. Find out how researchers support action to conserve these vital pollinators. (4 min read)

Super-Earth Planets Orbiting Red Dwarf Star

Super-Earth Planets: Red Dots Announce Latest Discovery

Super-Earth planets are planets between the size of Earth and Neptune. Find out about the research team called Red Dots and their planetary discoveries. (4:30 min read)

Invasive Alien Species - Plants Overrunning Forest

Invasive Alien Species: Forgotten Environmental Threat

Invasive alien species have been a problem for generations. Find out why a new international study warns that the issue is more urgent than ever. (4:30 min read time)

Intelligent Life on Other Planets - Kepler Space Telescope

Intelligent Life on Other Planets: Odds of Finding It

Intelligent life on other planets has fascinated our culture for centuries. Find out what two new studies tell us about our likelihood of discovering it. (5:00 min read)

Profile Painting with Arrows Showing Space Allocations

Profile Painting Study Connects Culture with Cognition

Profile paintings changed as our ways of thinking shifted over time. Find out how that helps explain the link between our culture and our cognition. (5:00 min read)

Outdoor Science Education Girls Using Magnifying Glass

Outdoor Science Education at Risk From COVID-19

Outdoor science education is a field at risk, according to a new study. Find out why, and what we can do to preserve this vital experience for our youth. (4:30 min read)

Star Formation - Photograph of Galaxy Cluster NGC-6240

Star Formation Started Earlier than Thought

Star formation was the subject of an ESA study using the Hubble Telescope. Find out why what they didn’t find was more important than what they did. (4:00 min read)

Attacks Against Journalists - Injured Female Journalist on Ground

Attacks Against Journalists: America’s Free Press?

Attacks against journalists were the subject of an open letter from Reporters Sans Frontiers. Find out why their statement singled out the United States. (5:00 min read)