With sea ice reduced, polar bear attacks are rising. Concerned Inuit communities want to increase hunting quotas, but researchers are testing new technologies they hope will reduce these often deadly confrontations.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Will the U.S. get a licensed dengue vaccine? Will Sanofi pocket a coveted prize?…
By Lewis S. Nelson, Jeanmarie Perrone
Reports that merely being in a room with fentanyl, a powerful opioid, or its analogues can poison you don't match the action and effects of these drugs.
By Leonard David, Scientific American
The Chang’e-4 mission could have major effects on Earthbound science and politics.
By Arun Agrawal, The Conversation
Climate change is a serious threat now for poor people in developing countries, but the COP24 conference in Poland offered them little hope of near-term emissions cuts or economic aid.
By Jamie Leventhal
Many Americans will toss their mountainous pile of holiday waste into the recycling bin, which can do more harm than good. Here's how to properly dispose of holiday wrappings, decorations and Christmas lights.
By Jamie Leventhal
By using some chemistry and physics when baking, you can unlock a completely new range of delicious flavors in your holiday cookies.
By Gabriela Quirós, KQED Science
Every year, hundreds of thousands of kittens end up in animal shelters, in need of permanent homes. So researchers and shelters are trying to figure out ways to make it easier.
By Jim Davies, The Conversation
A cognitive scientist explains why you shouldn't fret if your kids are starting to doubt Santa’s magic.
By Paul Hockenos, Yale Environment 360
Although Germany has been a global leader in moving to decarbonize its massive economy, the country’s ambitious clean-energy transformation is faltering.
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