Here’s why global warming can make the winter more severe, and politics more divisive.
More than a quarter of the U.S. population is expected to deal with sub-zero temperatures this week. The extreme cold has sparked some public skepticism over global warming, but scientists actually believe it is a consequence of climate change. Amna…
By Malcolm Brabant
An intense debate is underway over the benefits and drawbacks of using microchips, typically relied upon to identify ranch animals and pets, on humans. Advantages include fast communication of critical patient data to medical teams, seamless payment and automatically opened…
By Jamie Leventhal
Here’s a look into how the latest epidemic started, why children may face the worst of it, and how it's no surprise that the outbreak hit the Pacific Northwest.
By Sonja Dümpelmann, The Conversation
Sixty years ago, urban tree planters stood on the front lines of fighting climate change.
Silver lining: That means most people were not being inundated with fake news.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Viruses like avian flu, Ebola and Marburg often fester in animals before moving into human populations. Animals in regions that are geographically remote present particular challenges for disease containment. But in Thailand, local residents are using technology, including digital scanning,…
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
Christian Bagg was an avid outdoorsman when a 1996 accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. As a mechanical designer, he spent years attempting to create a wheelchair that could withstand the rugged trails of the Canadian Rockies near…
By Grant Ferguson, Jennifer C. McIntosh, The Conversation
Water is becoming a scarce resource in many parts of the world. Water tables have been falling in many regions for decades, particularly in areas with intensive agriculture. Wells are going dry and there are few long-term solutions available —…
By Vicky Stein
The eclipse began Sunday night, Jan. 20. You don't need to call it a ‘super blood wolf moon.'…
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