As we celebrate moms this Mother’s Day, let's remember that maternal health is a right that many do not enjoy.
By Scott T. Allison, The Conversation
Psychology researchers are interested in what makes a hero. Turns out many mothers tick off those same boxes by fulfilling a range of needs for their offspring.
By Christine Adams-Hosking, The Conversation
Koalas are facing serious threats in the wild.
By Miles O'Brien
It’s been six months since the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history, the Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and burned 19,000 structures in November 2018. But even at the peak of the inferno, some scientists moved toward…
The average American spends 26.4 minutes commuting to work. Traffic is getting worse, and it may be due to ride-hailing apps.
By Vika Aronson
We're bringing you the first episode of our first original podcast series: The Last Continent, a four-part journey to Antarctica. On a big white cruise ship, 140 tourists have paid thousands of dollars for a rare first-hand tour of Antarctica.
A new UN report reveals the extent to which mankind is changing life on Earth. Written by an international panel of experts, it concludes that nearly a quarter of animal and plant groups are at risk of extinction, some within…
By Jim Daley, Scientific American
As scientists discover neonicotinoid pesticides in unexpected locations and associated with health problems, a growing body of research challenges the assumption these are safer and less likely to spread than other types of pesticide.
By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
In the wake of a Kaiser Health News investigation, the agency will no longer let device makers file reports of harm outside a widely used public database.
By Vicky Stein
Three years in the ocean wasn’t enough to break down a "biodegradable" bag.
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