The Giraffes of Bénoué

The critically endangered Kordofan giraffe in Cameroon faces threats from poaching and habitat loss, with fewer than 300 individuals remaining.

Toxic Flickers

Gas stoves in California and Colorado have been found to be a significant source of the toxic chemical benzene.

Symphony of the Stone Age

Stone Age people in Northern Israel used bird bone instruments, 12,000 years ago, possibly for communication, hunting, or music, and thus challenging the notion of them as primitive.

Empty Echoes of Rain

Flash droughts, quick and severe droughts posing challenges to sectors like agriculture, are predicted to increase with global warming, especially in North America and Europe.

Blood on the Grasslands

Present strategies safeguarding the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau’s grasslands are inadvertently harming its ecosystem and need to be reconsidered.

Artificial Bites at Night

Light pollution might lower mosquito survival by messing with their energy storage. This could potentially make the mosquito biting season longer and make it harder for those living in urban environments to survive the winter.

Lost in Time

Circadian disruption can cause health problems, including cancer, diabetes, and problems with brain cells. It can be caused by jet lag, shift work, and artificial light at night.

The Unseen Heart

People who are blind or have low vision often have better senses of hearing, touch, and smell. Blind people can also sense their heartbeats better than sighted people.

Dirty Hearts

Across California, long-term PM2.5 exposure has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease, with the greatest harms impacting under-resourced communities.

Vanishing Stripes

COVID-19 lockdowns have been used to show that vehicle traffic on major roads impedes tiger movements, but also that tigers can respond quickly to reductions in human pressures.