Fresh off a climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders have gathered at the United Nations to demand radical moves to fight climate change.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The United Nations has called climate change the “defining issue of our time.” But new analyses suggest the planet’s temperature will rise by even more than the UN had estimated -- and that warming creates ever-increasing energy consumption due to…
By Paul Solman
The Gulf of Maine is known for lobsters, which form the foundation of an industry critical to the state’s economy. Due to climate change, the waters off southern New England have become too warm for the temperature-sensitive crustaceans, leaving Maine…
By Miles O'Brien
The publisher issued a major correction to a study claiming smartphones make millennials grow horns. But here's why this move won't kill the myth.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Tom Casciato
The "many worlds" theory in quantum mechanics suggests that with every decision you make, a new universe springs into existence containing what amounts to a new version of you. Bestselling author and theoretical physicist Sean Carroll discusses the concept and…
By Nicholas Conn, The Conversation
Despite physician recommendations, fewer than 10% of congestive heart failure patients monitor themselves for symptoms of deterioration.
By Csilla Ari D'Agostino, The Conversation
How is NASA preparing astronauts for high-stress living on the moon? Turns out the answer is by living in undersea bases just off the coast of Florida in a lab known as Aquarius Reef Base.
By PBS NewsHour
The Trump administration this week rolled back Obama-era regulations on the Clean Water Act, which was established to limit the amount of pollution in U.S. bodies of water and to protect sources of drinking water. Critics called the regulations an…
By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, Associated Press
The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant.
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