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Surviving the Anthropocene

For centuries, human civilization has impacted the world without any understanding of the consequences. If anything is going to survive what's coming next, it'll have to adapt. How did we get here? What could happen? What needs to change?

Mountain lions switch up their sleep schedules to find prey in one of Patagonia's most extreme landscapes

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The nocturnal cats defy expectations and adapt to an evolving predator-prey game

Lauren Koenig, Michigan State University

This is how climate change is reshaping the entire planet

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Elisa Bonnin, University of Washington

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Watching Earth change from space: an interview with Africa Flores-Anderson

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The National Geographic Explorer and NASA scientist spoke with Massive on how imaging environmental change can change minds

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

Albatrosses can spy on illegal fishing in international waters

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But could satellite-tagging further endanger these seabirds?

Ashley Marranzino, University of Rhode Island

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All conferences should be virtual in a post-coronavirus world

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Adam Fortais, McMaster University

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Chemists are decoding the fruity scent of lemur stink flirting

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New study identifies the molecules of a key lemur scent, but experts hesitate to call them pheromones

Max G. Levy, Science and Health Journalism

Climate change in the Arctic has ripple effects for all life on Earth

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Bats' unique immune systems make them stealthy viral reservoirs

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Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

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Sorry, your houseplants aren't actually purifying your apartment's air

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Luyi Cheng, Northwestern University

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Pheromones and social lives are becoming a liability for insects in changing climates

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Animals that live in cooperative societies share traits that may make them vulnerable to change, and humans may struggle in their absence

Madison Sankovitz, University of California Riverside

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Should the age of humans have a geologic name?

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Rebecca Dzombak, University of Michigan

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Wildfires in Canada are burning down forests of mushrooms

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Fungal communities are negatively affected by the frequent, intense forest fires that climate change has brought us

Olivia Box, University of Vermont

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