Articles by

Matt Simon

Northern Farms Are Releasing Massive Amounts of Carbon

Humans have been draining peatlands to grow crops for centuries. It's a huge, underestimated source of greenhouse...

This Robot Spies on Creatures in the Ocean's ‘Twilight Zone’

Mesobot looks like a giant AirPods case, but it's in fact a sophisticated machine that tracks animals...

How Do You Make a Robot Walk on Mars? It’s a Steep Challenge

Meet SpaceBok, a little, four-legged machine that’s taking the first steps toward walking on the Red Planet’s...

How to Protect Species and Save the Planet—at Once

A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises simultaneously. Here's what...

Your Clothes Spew Microfibers Before They’re Even Clothes

The clothing supply chain releases some 265 million pounds of microfibers that wash into the environment each...

Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe

Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that...

Nature Can Save Humanity From Climate Doom—but Not On Its Own

By restoring ecosystems, conservationists can help the land sequester carbon. But it's still no substitute for drastically...

A Zombie-Fire Outbreak May Be Growing in Alaska and Canada

“Overwintering” fires smolder under the snow, reigniting vegetation in the spring. New research shows the zombies may...