Environment Science

Scientists search for solutions to toxin build-up in sharks

If animal cruelty isn’t enough of a reason not to eat sharks, then I think this might do the trick. Sharks, as their appearance suggests, are apex predators: they eat other animals. Other animals that have been eating other organisms. All of whom have picked up some level of toxins on their quest for survival. […]


MESSENGER reveals Mercury as never seen before

On the evening of March 17 2011, nearly seven years after it blasted into space, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft (Mercury Surface, Space ENvironment, Geochemistry, and Ranging) made history when it became the first satellite ever to orbit Mercury. Four years later, having paved the way to the most ambitious study of the planet yet, MESSENGER is […]