Vicky’s Recent Stories
Science Aug 269 numbers you need to know to understand the Amazon fires
Here’s a look at some of the numbers that define the fires burning in the Amazon.
Science Aug 23Scientists lost a shark tag. Months later, an 8-year-old found it.
Chippy the shark’s tag, containing a full 30 days of precious information on great white shark behavior, had arrived on a beach on an island more than 2,000 miles away and 15 months after he had swallowed it.
Science Aug 21This young scientist studies wild animals. Bias against disability won’t stop her
Field biologist Charlotte Devitz is part of a trend: researchers expanding the boundaries of accessible science.
Science Aug 01New 3D maps of the Milky Way confirm our galaxy is warped
It turns out our Milky Way galaxy isn't the flat spiral disk we thought it was before -- dark matter or collisions with other galaxies could have twisted it out of shape.
Science Jul 19Apollo 11 celebration launches from National Mall…with a monumental display
The after-dark light show honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put two astronauts on the moon.
Science Jul 09Butterflies are disappearing in Ohio. Here’s what that means for insects everywhere
Butterflies also act as big, flashy beautiful warning signs for environmental change.
Science Jul 05How these ingredients make your sunscreen work
Understanding your sunscreen may convince you to actually wear it.
Science Jun 26Why you should embrace your foot calluses
Unlike modern cushioned shoes, calluses both protect your feet and allow you to feel the ground you walk on.
Science Jun 13Canada wants to ban single-use plastics. Would it make a difference?
From Vancouver to Halifax, plastic plates, plastic bags and plastic straws may be on their way out. But critics say other products are problems too.
Science May 31Dinosaurs are back with a climate change warning at the Smithsonian
Sneak a peek at the Smithsonian's new Hall of Fossils. After a four-year renovation, the hall brings back old favorites and introduces lessons for humanity's future.