Cities Aren’t the Wildlife ‘Deserts’ Scientists Once Feared

Reading Time: 7 minutes Some species, such as peregrine falcons, have higher survival rates or greater reproductive success in cities than in rural areas. Some even prefer urban landscapes. A 2017 analysis of 529 bird species globally found that 66 were found only in urban areas, including not only classic urban birds like feral pigeons, but also a variety … Read more

The Miami Building Collapse and Humanity’s Tragic Fight for the Future

Reading Time: 7 minutes In 2014, a team of behavioral scientists from Harvard and Yale tried to save the future—with a little game theory. Here’s the game part: The researchers broke up a big group of volunteers into five teams they called “generations.” They gave the players designated the first generation 100 points, or “units,” and told them to … Read more