AI Magic Makes Century-Old Films Look New

Denis Shiryaev uses algorithms to colorize and sharpen old movies, bumping them up to a smooth…

Yes, Emissions Have Fallen. That Won’t Fix Climate Change

The drop in carbon pollution will cool the planet only a tiny bit. So how about…

Your Income Predicts How Well You Can Socially Distance

America's rich used to move around more than the poor. When Covid landed, that flipped: The…

Should Governments Slap a Tax on Plastic?

More than a billion tons of it could enter the environment in the next 20 years.…

Frog Eats Beetle. Beetle Crawls Through Guts to Escape

Regimbartia attenuata doesn’t take too kindly to being eaten. Once locked inside a frog’s maw, it…

Mad Scientists Revive 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes

Researchers collected sediment thousands of feet deep, filtered out bacteria, and revived the cells. But fear…

During Lockdowns, the Earth (Sort of) Stood Still

Seismometers pick up human activity, like driving. When Covid arrived, scientists watched that global seismic noise…

A Billion More Tons of Plastic Could Blanket Earth by 2040

Even with immediate action, 710 million metric tons of plastic will enter the environment in the…

The Terrible Consequences of Australia’s Uber-Bushfires

Scientists calculate that the unprecedented wildfires burned 37,500 square miles. For already endangered species, the conflagration…

Vantablack? Meh. Meet the Ultra-Black Vantafish

Scientists have found that some fishes absorb up to 99.956 percent of the light that hits…