Category Archives: magazine

Watch California's Thomas Fire metastasize into a monster likely made more ferocious by climate change

An animation of satellite imagery offers a revealing perspective on the day-by-day growth of the Thomas Fire

“Firefighters achieved huge successes yesterday during a BIG firefight to hold their

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Your Weekly Attenborough: Pristimantis attenboroughi

Sir David Frederick Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FLS, FZS, FSA, is the best. That sounds like an opinion, but it’s pretty much objective fact at this point. The British broadcaster and naturalist

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Climate Change, Disease and the Fall of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are, today, on Rome’s cycle of decline. Historians might squirm

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'Man Flu' and Giant Wine Glasses: The BMJ's Christmas Issue

Scientists aren’t always considered to be the most festive group of people. But The British Medical Journal does its part to celebrate the spirit of the holidays with

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A Geoengineered Future Is Downright Scary

Climate change seems inevitable. Between the still-accelerating pace of greenhouse gas emissions and the voices of global warming deniers, hitting the targets laid out in the Paris

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Why Do Meteoroids Explode in the Atmosphere?

On February 15, 2013, a near-Earth asteroid with a diameter of 66 feet (20 meters) entered Earth’s atmosphere traveling at around 40,000 miles per hour (60,0000

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Star Wars Droids Top Sci-Fi Robots Survey

Disney seems to have a lock on many of the more popular science fiction robots between owning Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise and the beloved animation studio

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Stay warm with winter projects from home!

This week we are highlighting projects that help advance research on penguins, seals, the Antarctica and more.

Cheers!
The SciStarter Team

FjordPhyto

Maria Stenzel

This one involves a little travel to

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Never Pop a Zit With Woodcarving Tools

Let’s preface this whole story with a disclaimer: It’s never really a good idea to pop a pimple. But, if you must, absolutely do not use

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We're Throwing Away Too Many Viable Kidneys, Study Suggests

Researchers found that thousands of potentially usable kidneys have gone to waste across the United States in recent years, leaving many patients waiting unnecessarily for transplants.

The

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