Some 800 million miles away, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn and captured images of its rings and icy moons. After nearly 5 billion miles traveled and 20 years of sending revealing data from the gas giant, Cassini is winding…
By Fedor Kossakovski
The death of NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a matter of life or… well…life.
By PBS NewsHour
Lyme disease has become part of daily life for residents on the rural Massachusetts islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, where the tick population has exploded. Now a scientist at MIT is turning to a different culprit -- infected white-footed…
Using math and painstaking experiments, a group from the UK modeled how the sounds from the nuanced mouth clicks of human echolocators travel around a room.
The earthquake also sparked a series of relatively small tsunamis that hit the Chiapas coastline.
By Nsikan Akpan
As Hurricane Irma churns north of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba, before setting its course toward the U.S., here are some numbers you should keep in mind.
By PBS NewsHour
Robotics experts at Carnegie Mellon University are harnessing technology to address the rush-hour traffic that plagues commuters across the country. Using artificial intelligence and existing infrastructure, their software could reshape the daily commute for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians by reducing…
By Annette Jacobson
Today’s high school students are expected to decide on a life path early, and dedicate everything to pursuing that track, especially those considering a major or career in STEM. While it can produce students with high technical capabilities, this hyper…
Some uncertainty still surrounds Hurricane Irma’s fate, but here’s what to expect -- plus an explainer on why this hurricane season is churning out so many extreme storms in the Atlantic Ocean.
By Julia Griffin
As Harvey’s rains push northwards into Kentucky and the nation's northeast corridor, new photos reveal the extent of flooding the record-breaking storm left behind in the Houston region.
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