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Carson Scholars Recap Summer Activities and Look Forward to the Fall

The environmental scholars and artists who make up the 2020 cohort of the Carson Scholars Program mean to change the world—even as the world has changed around them. The 12 scholars, from disciplines as diverse as creative writing to engineering, continue to pursue both their own projects and the training the program gives them in science communication.

Do Big Tadpoles Turn into Big Frogs? It's Complicated, Study Finds

University of Arizona researchers studied the evolution of the body sizes of frogs and their tadpoles. They found that the two life stages do not evolve completely independently of each other as previously thought.

Taking the Fish Out of Fish Feed

Feeding wild fish to farmed fish is threatening marine ecosystems. Researchers and entrepreneurs believe they’ve found solutions.

FAA: No prosecution for drone flight that slowed fight of Tucson's Bighorn Fire

Illegal drone intrusions into the Bighorn Fire airspace forced firefighters to shut down their air attack at some crucial moments. To combat the fire, low-flying aircraft are used, which could put them in the same airspace with a drone.

Earth is setting heat records. It will be much hotter one day.

As a heat wave roasted the western United States this week, temperatures in California’s Death Valley soared to a blistering 130 degrees Fahrenheit, marking the hottest temperature measured anywhere on Earth since 1931 and the third hottest day ever recorded on our planet, period.

Don’t crush that ant—it could plant a wildflower

Trilliums, bloodroot, violets—many wildflowers of spring in eastern North America bloom thanks to ants.