Vicky’s Recent Stories
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.
Science May 20The homemade sunscreen you find on social media is a recipe for sunburn
Many of the sunscreen recipes on social media make unsubstantiated claims about their sun protection factor, a new study reports.
Science May 14How a snail’s shell gets its twist
Gene-editing with CRISPR reveals why snail shells are asymmetrical and coil either left or right.
Science May 08Why is your Uber or Lyft stuck in traffic? Most likely because of Uber and Lyft
The average American spends 26.4 minutes commuting to work. Traffic is getting worse, and it may be due to ride-hailing apps.
Science May 02How biodegradable plastic bags don’t live up to their name
Three years in the ocean wasn’t enough to break down a "biodegradable" bag.