• Rivers Flood Often During Hurricanes, but Get Less Attention Than Coastlines

    Widespread flooding in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence shows the need for better advance planning in inland areas of the south and mid-Atlantic, especially near rivers.

  • Petrichor: Why You Can Smell Rain

  • Why We Need Helium More Than Ever 150 Years After Its Discovery

  • Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Curb Disease Transmission

  • Tons of Plastic Trash Enter the Great Lakes Every Year – Where Does It Go?

  • Kelvin Droegemeier: A Respected Scientist Joins Trump’s White House

    Nineteen months in, Trump has nominated a Kelvin Droegemeier to fill the empty science adviser position. History demonstrates that the role is at least as political as it is scientific.

  • Could Different Cultures Teach Us Something About Dementia?

  • The Infantilization of Western Culture

  • What Elephants’ Unique Brain Structures Suggest About Their Mental Abilities

  • Why Vaccine Opponents Think They Know More Than Medical Experts

  • Humans Gave Leprosy to Armadillos – Now They Are Giving It Back to Us

    Armadillos and humans are linked in the strangest of ways. Armadillos are the only other species known to get leprosy. A surge in cases in Brazil gives reason for concern there and in the US.

  • Designed to Deceive: How Gambling Distorts Reality & Hooks Your Brain

  • Dewayne Johnson: What’s Next After Jury Finds Monsanto Liable in Roundup Cancer Trial

  • Breast Implants to Ice Cube Trays: How Silicone Took Over Our Kitchens

  • Toxic Red Tide: What’s Causing Florida’s Algae Crisis?

  • Climate Change & Wildfires: How Do We Know If There’s a Link?

  • CRISPR & ‘Genome Vandalism: What We Know

  • Genetic Testing: Should I Get Tested for Alzheimer’s Risk?

  • Does Monsanto’s Roundup Cause Cancer?

  • How Summer & Diet Damage Your DNA & What You Can Do

    Scientists have long thought regions of DNA called telomeres control how long you live. We are now learning that it is your diet and lifestyle that shape your telomeres.

  • Are We Alone? The Question Is Worthy of Serious Scientific Study

  • Milking Cows for Data – Not Just Dairy Products

  • Extreme Stress in Childhood Is Toxic to Your DNA

  • Is Being Hangry a Real Thing? Here’s the Science Behind the Feeling

  • Should I Kill Spiders in My Home? An Entomologist Explains Why Not To

    Here is why you should be nice to spiders you encounter in your home and consider a live-and-let-live policy.

  • Guillermo Haro: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Stephen Hawking’s Kids: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Stephen Hawking & Time Travel: Did He Believe It Was Possible?

  • Stephen Hawking’s Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Elaine Mason, Stephen Hawking’s Second Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Elaine Mason was Stephen Hawking's second wife. She was a nurse and was once his caregiver and the two fell in love. They divorced after 11 years of marriage. Here is what you need to know.