Polar Bears That Persist

[ad_1] Fionna M. D. Samuels: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Fionna Samuels. The life of a polar bear is hard. It’s made even harder as temperatures climb. The bears of the north largely depend on sea ice to survive, hunting seals that take a...

Evidence Shouldn’t Be Optional

[ad_1] In a tumultuous few weeks, the Supreme Court has ignored the scientific evidence underlying safe abortion, the need to slow climate change, and the value of gun safety laws. It is alarming that the justices have now indicated a willingness to consider a voting...

Meerkats are Getting Climate Sick

[ad_1] Karen Hopkin: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Karen Hopkin. Climate change. It’s the culprit behind an increase in droughts and floods, wildfires and storms. And a new study shows that it’s making more meerkats come down with tuberculosis....