Jennifer Leman

All Stories by Jennifer Leman

  1. Environment

    Car tires and brakes spew harmful microplastics

    Wear and tear on car tires, brakes and roads releases harmful microplastics to the air. These end up polluting waterways and harming fragile ecosystems.

  2. Plants

    Plants don’t grow well when always on high alert

    Plants make bitter-tasting chemicals to defend themselves against hungry bugs. But they pay a cost for always being on alert, scientists find.

  3. Animals

    Giraffes inherit their spots from mom

    Africa’s tallest creatures inherit their characteristic patterns of spots from their mothers, a new study finds.