Scientists Accidentally Develop ‘Mutant’ Enzyme That Eats Plastic

By Lorraine Chow, -

Researchers in the UK and the U.S. have inadvertently engineered an enzyme that eats up plastic. The enzyme is able to digest PET (polyethylene terephthalate)—the same material used in the [...]

Meteorologists Have A New Strategy For Bringing Climate Change Down To Earth

By Jim O'Donnell, -

“Beer is mostly water, right?” the Springfield Missouri, reporter says. “One of our local breweries gets the water they use from a nearby lake. Well, because temperatures are going up there has [...]

22 National Science Academies Urge Government Action On Climate Change

By Georgina Gustin, -

As some of the world's biggest polluters resist efforts to address climate change—most glaringly, the United States—thousands of scientists from countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations [...]

20,000 Scientists Have Now Signed ‘Warning To Humanity’

By Lorraine Chow, -

A chilling research paper warning about the fate of humanity has received 4,500 additional signatures and endorsements from scientists since it was first released last year. The paper—"World [...]

Cracks In Wall Of Capitalism: Zapatistas And Struggle To Decolonize Science

By David Meek, -

Below images of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, and a many-headed hydra consuming humanity, sit two groups. To the right, facing a stage, are approximately 200 delegates of the Zapatista [...]

Western Science Is Finally Catching Up To Traditional Knowledge

By George Nicholas, -

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know now that animals use [...]

Stress Test: Democracy Confronts Climate Change

By Gus Speth, -

Many climate scientists and others have reached the conclusion that, because we have dithered so long, we now face the prospect of either extreme rates of emission reduction or extreme impacts [...]

Why Physicists Don’t Rule The World

By Stan Sorscher, -

I was a physicist for 30 years. My brain still works that way. In a post-factual world, scientists are at a distinct disadvantage. That may explain why very few physicists hold positions of [...]

Proposed State-Run STEM School Raises Questions, Suspicions

By Bill Raden, -

By Bill Raden for Capital and Main - A hastily revised bill introduced in Sacramento last month is attempting to address the state’s STEM crisis by adding a single new privatized state STEM [...]

Climate Change Brings Socialism And Science Together

By Eve Ottenberg, -

By Eve Ottenberg for Truthout - Thanks to climate change, science and socialism have become entwined in ways previously unimaginable. Science brings the news that, unless we act swiftly to [...]

Top Scientist: Widespread Pesticide Use Is Not Safe

By Damian Carrington, -

By Damian Carrington for The Guardian - The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false, according to a chief [...]

I Was An Exxon-Funded Climate Scientist

By Katharine Hayhoe, -

By Katharine Hayhoe for Counter Punch - ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false [...]

Speaking Truth To Power On Climate Change: Why The Report Leaked

By Jack Cushman, -

By Jack Cushman for Inside News Climate - None of this should come as any surprise—the report is basically a synthesis of the current climate science consensus. Indeed, its gist had been known [...]

Whistleblower Case Shows How Trump Tries To Silence Science

By Sabrina Shankman, -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate News - For the first time since the Trump administration came to office and began dismantling the key science underpinnings of federal climate policy, a [...]

UN Must Face Scientifically Predicted Consequences Of Nuclear War

By Steven Starr, -

By Steven Starr for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - The preamble of the treaty to ban nuclear weapons now under consideration at the UN will be greatly strengthened if it includes a summary [...]