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ICYMI: Nature News Headlines


Each month, we speak to our colleagues at the Journal Nature to hear about the stories they are following. Our guide this time around is Adam Levy, multi-media editor and host of the Nature Podcast.

Droughts, heatwaves and floods: How to tell when climate change is to blame

For years, we’ve heard weather forecasters make the distinction between weather and climate, and say that we can’t attribute any one weather event to climate change, but, in fact, scientists have been developing the ability to do just that and do it more quickly.

Wilderness is vanishingly rare in Earth’s oceans

Only 13% of ocean can be categorized as ‘wilderness.’

Ancient dreams of intelligent machines: 3,000 years of robots

The extraordinary history of cultural responses to automata, an essay. 

Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity

Scientists have caught the black hole at the center of the Milky Way in the act of stretching light with gravity.

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Elsa Partan is a producer for Living Lab Radio. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.