Tech companies are supplying citizens with food, courting international diplomats, and fighting terrorism—work that sounds a lot like what governments do.
Scientists are engineering hybrid mechanical animal hearts and ghost heart scaffolds in the hopes of finding alternate transplantable organs.
The SciFri Book Club wraps its month-long investigation of the Great Lakes with questions about the future of ecosystem recovery.
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act seeks to regulate water flowing out of and into underground aquifers in California.
Plus an update on the new coronavirus outbreak, and more in this week’s News Roundup.
Former Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine speaks on a vulnerable country’s plan to stay put in the face of climate change, and why other countries should pay attention.
A new short film tells the story of a young African-American chemist and her pioneering work in the early 1900s.
A new book covers why empathy is important to society, and how technology is changing that.
President Trump and Republicans are increasingly considering planting trees to combat climate change—but the strategy has some serious flaws.
Indigenous tribes are centering climate change management strategies around traditional practices.
How can ecologists predict invasions in advance—and make the most of things when they do happen?
Nearly 10,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide, as of January 31. Experts consider measures that could be put in place to halt the spread of the pathogen.
Did you know the ubiquitous pink ribbons were almost peach-colored? Or that the DOD has spent three billion dollars on breast cancer research?
New research suggests living cells on the butterfly wing help it regulate temperature.
Messages meant to counter misconceptions about the Zika virus may have decreased trust in correct information as well.
Plus news about crab heath, graphene, and more in this week’s News Roundup.
2020 has just begun, but we’re still celebrating all the amazing work done by science journalists in 2019. Thanks to them, we’ve been informed on stories like the new illnesses linked to vaping, the first image of a black hole, and the increase in youth-led climate change protests. At our year in review event at Caveat in NYC on December 18, 2019, three science storytellers—Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Sarah Zhang, and Ariel Zych—took the stage with a notable story they reported in 2019, including the untold and surprising facts that may not have made it to their final draft.
The house cat-sized dino had well-developed wings, but not necessarily for flying.
How understanding water flow, particle size distribution, and water chemistry can help you brew the perfect cup of coffee.
Almost a third of registered drug studies are not reporting data to the government.