Recent pieces address the Parkland shooting and US gun violence in general; what the Trump budget would mean for US pandemic response; a new EPA report demonstrating environmental racism; Trump administration attempts to rebrand "abstinence-only" education; and more.
Scientists want to know more about risk factors, gun epidemiology, and whether laws work.
It turns out that kleptopredation is an environmentally friendly strategy. Perhaps there really is honor among thieves.
To understand Bernoulli's principle, it helps to think of air as a bunch of tiny balls.
It teaches readers about the volatile compounds in food, and how to combine them in their cooking.
A clever system uses lasers and algorithms to map out-of-sight objects in 3-D. That could be great news for self-driving cars.
Scientists are experimenting with everything from microwave sterilization to blasts of plasma to ensure food stays appetizing longer.
Two teams of physicists have figured out how to create a "mini universe," which could help researchers understand the strange behavior of deeply quantum systems.
A 2014 study on teen worker safety introduced me to the term "occupational health literacy." It's a concept that deserves attention.
For now, it seems congressional leadership has given up on a full-throated repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Their new, less-visible repeal strategy is just ignoring the health reform law altogether.
The Tree Care Industry Association has a refreshing message for Congress: OSHA is not our enemy. They want an OSHA regulation for their industry and think OSHA grants for safety training should be preserved.
After a star forms, a leftover ring of dust and gas eventually forms into planets.
We can't trust robots to learn everything on their own. For one startup, the solution is a very human touch.
The 24 satellites that keep GPS running in the US aren't especially secure. So private and federal groups are working on alternatives.
People need help deciding where to place their attention. Tech companies could help ease our time-inconsistency.
Managing electronic medical records is still a pain, but if a start-up can figure it out, better records could lead to new cures
Assuming the 11,500-pound spacecraft makes it into geostationary orbit safely, it'll go by GOES-17.
One of the members is Kevin Bacon.
Calculating fundamental constants used to be a much harder job.