Articles by

Matt Simon

More Lightning in the Arctic Is Bad News for the Planet

Lightning strikes in the far north could double by 2100. That means more wildfires, which could release...

Biden Wants $10 Billion for a Climate Army. It's Not Enough

The Civilian Climate Corps would put people to work preparing the nation for hotter heat waves and...

Narwhal Tusks Tell a Troubling Tale

An analysis of the 10-foot-long teeth shows that as the Arctic warms, narwhal diets are changing, and...

This Robot Could Help Fulfill Your Online Shopping Sprees

Ambi Robotics is using years of research in robot manipulation to teach machines how to get a...

Boston Dynamics’ Newest Robot Doesn’t Dance—It Works

Called Stretch, the machine may look wildly different than its famous cousins Spot and Atlas, but it...

How to Kill a Zombie Fire

Underground peat fires refuse to die, even when flooded with water. So scientists developed a new weapon...

Why Covering Canals With Solar Panels Is a Power Move

Covering waterways would, in a sense, make solar panels water-cooled, boosting their efficiency.Peanut butter and jelly. Hall...

People Who Text While Walking Actually Do Ruin Everything

Clever experiments demonstrate how having your face in your phone disrupts the flow of pedestrian traffic and...