Math can solve your eternal questions of ordering pizza and explain why folding your pizza is always the strongest move.
By Miles O'Brien
Asbestos is no longer ubiquitous in building materials, and since it's proven to cause cancer, many Americans likely assumed the substance had been banned entirely. But not only is asbestos a naturally occurring mineral, it is also still used to…
By Deepa Burman, Hiren Muzumdar, The Conversation
As clocks march ahead of time Sunday morning and daylight saving time begins, there is a lot of anxiety around losing the hour of sleep and how to adjust to this change.
Have you ever heard of an archaeologist who burns, hammers or smashes artifacts? That’s what Metin Eren does, except it’s with replicas. Eren is a rising star in the field of experimental archaeology. In his lab at Kent State University,…
A milestone report on sexual harassment in science has identified pervasive problems and policy shortcomings at the field's highest levels. In response, NIH apologized for not addressing more quickly “the climate and culture that has caused such harm.” William Brangham…
By Nsikan Akpan
After a deadly storm struck Alabama and Georgia, here's what scientists know -- and don't know -- about climate change and tornadoes in the U.S.
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
California’s Salton Sea, the state’s largest inland body of water, formed when a dam broke and it stayed alive with agricultural water runoff. Today, it’s water supply has dried up, and the sea is dying. But, as NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher…
By PBS NewsHour
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Saturday on its way to the International Space Station. If the mission is successful, NASA astronauts could head into space from American soil later this year for…
By Wendy Whitman Cobb, The Conversation
The launch window opens on Saturday at 2:49 a.m. EST, and is the first time the privately owned capsule, which is designed to carry humans into space, is testing its ability.
Although a candidate just entered the 2020 presidential race with a platform centered on climate change, some experts say Americans aren’t fully aware of the scope and seriousness of global warming. Among them is David Wallace-Wells, who argues in a…
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