Author Archives: Mark Fischetti

Mass Extinction in Earth’s Oceans Could Begin by 2100

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What Is This Polar Vortex That Is Freezing the U.S.?

Why frigid air, normally bottled up at the North Pole, sometimes pours down as far south as Florida

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Rapper’s Lyrics about Climate Change Are Smart

Baba Brinkman makes climate rap hot

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Do Genes Mediate Our Behavior? [Video]

Studying the acute sense of smell may provide some answers

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School Immunization Laws Are Making Kindergarteners Safer

School immunization laws are working

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Deaths from Opioid Overdoses Soar

Men and women of all ages are dying from heroin and fentanyl overdoses

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Women and Men Die of Different Causes in Middle Age

What do most women and men die of?

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Just How Strong Is Hurricane Irma?

Here’s how Irma compares with Katrina, Patricia, Haiyan and other record holders

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Hurricane Harvey: Why Is It So Extreme?

How did the storm rapidly blow up from Category 1 to 4, why is it so stuck over Houston, how can it possibly produce so much rain? And more

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Solar Eclipse Charted for the Next 1,000 Years

Opportunities abound to watch the sun disappear if you live long and travel

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Nuclear Power Heats Up in Asia, Cools in the West

Asia aggressively builds nuclear power plants as the West withdraws

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Monday, 8 A.M.: Time to Have a Baby

Births peak on weekdays during daytime work hours

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A Loud Warning: Millions of People Do Not Protect Their Ears

Millions of people do not protect themselves against dangerously loud noise

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Surprise: Trillions of Insects Migrate

Surprising data show many species make annual treks

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What Is This "Atmospheric River" That Is Flooding California?

The San Francisco Bay Area is getting flooded with relentless rain and strong winds, just like it did a week ago, and fears of rising water are now becoming very serious

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Great Literature Is Surprisingly Arithmetic

Great literature is surprisingly arithmetic

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Why Do Our Memories Change? [Video]

We are certain that we remember events clearly, but most of us are only half right

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Groundhog Day Is Hogwash

Sure, Punxsutawney Phil is fun to watch, but his annual predictions about spring are no better than chance

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The Arctic Is Getting Crazy

Feedback loops between record Arctic temperatures and the jet stream may be altering our weather

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No Pause in Global Warming

Scientists, not politicians, resolve a set of controversial measurements

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The Top-22 Air Polluters Revealed

A small number of industrial facilities emit an enormous share of toxics and greenhouse gases

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All 2.3 Million Species Are Mapped into a Single Circle of Life

Lineages of all known species on earth are finally pieced together

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Patent Data Show That Companies Invent in Very Different Ways

Patent data show that companies have very different strategies for invention

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Social Technologies Are Making Us Less Social

For the first time in the history of our species, we are never alone and never bored. Have we lost something fundamental about being human?

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More People Than Ever Are Migrating Because of Strife

Violence and disaster are increasingly forcing people to flee inside their own country

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8 Cartoons That Expose Climate Denial [Slide Show]

A famous scientist and a famous cartoonist dismantle what they see as the biggest threat to the planet

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Diets around the World Are Becoming More Similar

The world is entering a new era of severe obesity

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U.S Cities Are Getting Dangerously Hot [Graphic]

A dramatic rise in “danger days” is underway

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Diets around the World Are Becoming More Similar

Diets around the globe are more similar than they used to be

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More Floods for West Virginia [Graphic]

Heavy rains for the Mountain State and the U.S. Northeast are up 71 percent

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