As the Federal Communications Commission takes up a formal proposal to reverse the Obama-era Open Internet Order, a key question consumers and policymakers alike are asking is: What difference do these rules make?…
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
By Andrew Hwang, The Conversation
Use school arithmetic, common knowledge and a little imagination to train your emotional sense for the large numbers shaping our daily lives.
By Rashmi Shivni
One pocket of the Indian Ocean is rising faster than other seas, and these scientists may know why.
A year in space isn’t for the faint of heart. Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, author of a new book, “Endurance,” sits down with science correspondent Miles O’Brien to discuss the physical effects of a long space mission and what…
By Lisa Stark
At an after-school STEM club in Rhode Island, students are working on an engineering challenge -- because they want to be. The low-stakes, fun environment offers time for exploration when resources or hands-on activities may be in short supply during…
Hundreds are expected to gather in Baltimore Monday as interstate regulators make a landmark decision for a baitfish called menhaden, and possibly, all Atlantic fisheries.
By Lauren Sommer, KQED Science
A Southern California utility routinely powers down sections of the grid during extreme winds.
By Marc-Antoine Fardin, The Conversation
A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.
By Ted Afield, The Conversation
The tax code overhaul pending in Congress is littered with provisions that would make it a lot harder for most Americans to go to college or grad school, writes Ted Afield, director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic…
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