What exactly does the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, do?
The U.S. has a long history of providing safe haven for scientists and has welcomed immigrants who wish to contribute to the U.S. commitment to the pursuit of scientific truth
What caused the hole in the ozone layer? And how has science helped us begin to shrink the hole?
What are fast radio bursts? Why are astronomers so excited about them?
How can you support renewable energy? Plus, why you should
Due to the clear link to their diminishing habitat, polar bears have become the poster children for the direct impact of this lost Arctic sea ice. But how does this missing ice affect the rest of us?...
The recent controversies surrounding the Inauguration and the Women's March on Washington may have you asking: how do you accurately estimate the size of a crowd?
Should you really abide by the famous 5-second rule?
What should you say to a climate change skeptic?
You've likely heard about fake news. But how can you identify it? Here's six tips
Fresh water shortages are likely to plague two-thirds of the world's population in the next decade and processes like desalination are still very costly. Luckily, a new material called graphene may be able to help...
Why can't I remember where I left my car keys? Let's explore how our memory works and discuss some tips on how to improve memory.
A series of popular science articles have recently been touting the health benefits of tattoos, specifically their ability to boost your immune system. But is a little ink really the cure for the common cold? ...
What is it about our sense of smell that works to better trigger our memory and our emotions?
The wildfire season started early this month in the northwestern U.S., and the huge blaze still burns in Fort McMurray, Alberta, after three weeks of fighting the flames. What causes wildfires on this scale, and how can we prevent them? ...
A new Earth-like planet was recently discovered. Find out everything you need to know about Proxima b
Music may put us in a better mood or help us relax, but how far does our mind’s connection to music go? Can it make us smarter or even help us heal faster after surgery?
What is so risky about Juno’s special maneuver? How close will the spacecraft get to the gas giant, and what does it hope to learn? Here are five quick facts summarizing the excitement around the recent Juno mission to Jupiter...
Does soap really kill germs like it's supposed to?
Computers streamline everything we do, from making our grocery list to checking the weather. With the Apple iOS Store adding ~20,000 apps per month, more and more of us are trying our hand at computer programming...