Even scientists who don’t work for the government, but receive federal money for research and grants, are among the hundreds of thousands of Americans affected by the government shutdown, now in its 19th day. That means important work and research…
Over the past year, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has been pioneering a virtual reality technology that enables pediatric patients, and their parents, to “tour” their brains before surgery. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how this 3-D platform may help…
By Cat Wise
"Maps can take you places that you wouldn’t think to go," said Betsy Mason, coauthor of the book "All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey."…
By Vicky Stein
Asian carp are invasive fish that grow fast, jump high and have taken over large swaths of the Mississippi watershed. And now, state and federal governments are worried the Great Lakes are next. On everything from electric fences to contracted…
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman, Michael D. Regan
Looking for diseases in newborns’ DNA that could arise during adulthood is more ethically fraught than focusing on childhood conditions.
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents live in flood zones that can become inundated with storm water. But the state is trying to move some of them out of harm's way in one of the biggest home buyout programs…
By Amanda Cavanagh, The Conversation
Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
Rats could get access to an all-you-can-eat buffet of garbage during the government shutdown as uncollected trash piles up.
By Nsikan Akpan
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