When skating on less than two inches of frozen water, plan ahead, be prepared and make sure it is the right kind of ice.
By Teresa Carey, Nsikan Akpan
When the flu strikes, many rush to the doctor for Tamiflu, but there is debate over the complications it can treat.
By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
False news -- inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact -- is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
By Jane Ferguson, Alessandro Pavone
Desert sand is slowly taking over Somalia. Just six years after the last major drought emergency, the rains have failed again -- a devastating trend in a country where around 80 percent of people make their living on the land.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a team of veterinarians went into overdrive when they discovered a beluga whale calf separated from its mother on a rocky, Alaska beach. Special correspondent Valerie Kern of Alaska Public Media shares…
Everyone knows that 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds ask a lot of questions. But that unrestrained curiosity can unsettle preschool teachers who feel they lack sufficient understanding of science, technology, engineering and math, often referred to as STEM. Hari Sreenivasan reports…
By Rashmi Shivni, Teresa Carey
Five experts provided their recommendations for smart upgrades to help improve your standard of living by making your home a little "smarter."…
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
At least 50 children are in remission because of a breakthrough treatment that engineers the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
A neurobiologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York thinks cannabidiol -- one of the two main compounds plucked from the marijuana plant -- might hold the potential to curb cravings for heroin and other opioids.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
What has driven tens of thousands of Salvadorans to leave home, many for the U.S.? El Salvador's coffee beans suffered a devastating disease five years ago, and now face an even greater existential threat: climate change. Special correspondent Fred de…
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