The drugs found in the dam are potentially harmful to both ecological and public health. Credit: l_y_n_c_h/shutterstock Pharmaceuticals—drugs used to prevent or treat human and animal diseases—are essential for health and well-being. But the increasing use of these drugs means that remnants of them are showing up in the aquatic […]

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center The Lunar IceCube CubeSat successfully passed essential environmental testing at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The spacecraft, pictured above, will fly aboard the upcoming Artemis I mission to the moon as a secondary payload to investigate the amount and distribution of […]

Popigai is one of the largest and most well-preserved impact craters on Earth. About 36 million years ago, an asteroid slammed into northern Siberia and created one of the largest craters on Earth. Streaking in at an estimated speed of 20 kilometers (12 miles) per second, the asteroid made an impact that […]

An artist’s impression shows an exoplanet orbiting the Sun-like star. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser An international group of collaborators, including scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The University of New Mexico, have discovered a new, temperate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet with a 24-day orbital period orbiting a nearby M dwarf star. […]

ANIMATION UC Riverside-led study finds extreme tidal mass loss in dwarf galaxies formed in a simulation. A team led by astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, has found that some dwarf galaxies may today appear to be dark-matter free even though they formed as galaxies dominated by dark matter […]

This map depicts deforestation and other land-use changes during and following the long-running conflict in Colombia in relation to locations of conflict in the Andes-Amazon region. Credit: Paulo J. Murillo-Sandoval. Since the end of the long-running conflict in Colombia, large areas of forest have been rapidly converted to agricultural uses, […]