NASA has successfully landed its spacecraft InSight on Mars, after a long and challenging voyage. Scientists hope InSight will uncover details of what’s under the surface of Mars, including whether the planet’s core is liquid or solid. Science correspondent Miles…
By Gretchen Frazee
Investors are starting to see opportunity in what they consider an overlooked sector: waste management in Southeast Asia.
The first NASA lander to explore the interior of another planet successfully landed on Mars Monday.
By Carol Cutler White, The Conversation
A federally funded program is trying to increase high school graduation, college readiness and college enrollment at low resource high schools.
By Chloe Veltman, KQED
Despite being evacuated nearly two weeks ago from their homes in the wake of spreading wildfires, residents of the town of Butte Creek Canyon have joined forces to save the local salmon population.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with funding from the Department of Defense, want to speed up the clinical trial process with a device that could enable researchers to test new drugs on organ tissue grown in a lab…
By Douglas Clark, The Conversation
North America’s three bear species — black bears, grizzly bears and polar bears — don’t typically live in the same place. But in Wapusk National Park, on the west coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, all three bears were…
On Friday, the federal government released its most dramatic report yet on the effects of climate change. According to scientists, the country is already experiencing serious consequences from rising global temperatures, including more frequent and severe storms, fires and flooding.
By Julia Griffin
After moving from a Swedish ski resort to Stockholm, Erik Ahlstrom noticed a lot of litter during his daily bicycle commute. So he decided to do something about it. In 2016, Ahlstrom began organizing groups to pick up trash while…
Surprisingly little is known about the toxins that lurk in floodwaters. In Hurricane Florence's aftermath, scientists, environmental groups and public health officials are studying the impact of contaminated water and raising concerns about lack of water quality alerts. Rapid water…
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