Bill Nye Just Told Us Exactly What He Thinks of the Republican Candidates

Bill Nye

The Science Guy on climate change, Congress, and Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz Is Really Excited About Pluto. So Why Does He Want to Cripple NASA?

NASA; Dennis Van Tine/ZUMA

The GOP presidential hopeful wants to learn more about faraway worlds. Our planet, not so much.

Here’s Why All the Bees Are Dying

Jeremy Kerr/Science

Bees are essential for life as we know it, but we’re wiping them out.

Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program

Polar bears approach the submarine USS Honolulu near the North Pole. US Navy Photo By Chief Yeoman/ZUMA

Scientists used the Medea program to study how global warming could worsen conflict. Now that project has come to an end.

Permafrost “Carbon Bomb” May Be More of a Slow Burn, Say Scientists

ETM/Landsat 7/NASA

Carbon dioxide from thawing Arctic permafrost is likely to be released gradually, rather than in a catastrophic eruption.

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