Articles by

Matt Simon

Climate Change Is Turning Cities Into Ovens

A new model estimates that by 2100, cities across the world could warm as much as 4.4...

Watch a Robot Dog Learn How to Deftly Fend Off a Human

Kick over this robot and it’ll quickly right itself—not because someone told it how, but because it...

This Drone Sniffs Out Odors With a Real Moth Antenna

Researchers slap a living antenna on a drone to give the machine an insanely keen sense of...

Wildfire Smoke Is Loaded With Microbes. Is That Dangerous?

Researchers are putting out a call to study the potential effects of bacteria- and fungi-filled haze on...

All the Stuff Humans Make Now Outweighs Earth’s Organisms

Anthropogenic mass—concrete, metal, and other human creations—has grown to be heavier than plants, animals, and microbes combined....

Bees Paint Animal Poo on Their Homes to Repel Giant Hornets

What at first seems like terrible housekeeping turns out to be a clever ploy to fend off...

Who Will We Be When This Is All Over?

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought incalculable suffering and trauma. But it also offers ways for people—and even...

The Journey of Electronic Bottles and the Ocean Plastic Crisis

Researchers loaded containers with trackers and released them in the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, giving...