Striking Graphs That Show Humanity’s Domination of the Earth

Striking Graphs That Show Humanity's Domination of the Earth

The numbers don’t lie: Humans are ruining this planet. Atmospheric carbon levels and ocean temperatures are going up. Arctic sea ice and biodiversity levels are going down—and no, the skyrocketing number of chickens doesn’t count toward biodiversity. To understand and tackle those problems, scientists and policymakers need data—precise figures that show how Homo sapiens has … Read more

Ocean-exploring robot could search for lost cities and shipwrecks

Ocean-exploring robot could search for lost cities and shipwrecks

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — The ocean is full of mysteries that lead to legendary lore. During a recent moonlit harbor excursion, conversation quickly turned to tales of piracy and exploration. A guide shared stories from … Read more

‘Ghost’ fossils reveal tiny organisms that survived ancient ocean warming events

'Ghost' fossils reveal tiny organisms that survived ancient ocean warming events

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The unexpected discovery of “ghost” fossils belonging to tiny, ancient organisms could provide insights about how life reacts to climate change in Earth’s oceans. Looking through a powerful microscope, researchers were stunned to … Read more