These days, it’s hard to stop politics from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now…
As North Korean missiles fly farther and more frequently under Kim Jong-un, the outside world watches warily, using a network of early-warning radar, sensors and satellites that track the test weapons in real time. In the third installment of our…
Computational social scientists found that 40,000 American Twitter users retweeted Russian trolls more than 80,000 times in a single month before the 2016 election.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
Counting calories obsessively is not the key to trimming your waistline, according to a new study.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking Congress for money for a new building to house the laboratories that work on the deadliest pathogens known to humankind.
The Trump administration considers North Korea's nuclear and missile programs the top threat to American national security. How much do we really know about their nuclear devices? In the second of a series, science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on how…
By Monica Villamizar
Morocco says it wants to be the Saudi Arabia of solar energy. Its flagship project is a first-of-its-kind, $9-billion energy plant called Noor, meaning "light" in Arabic, and the size of the city of Paris. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports…
By Danielle Venton, KQED
Scientists are finding a growing presence of pharmaceuticals, small pieces of plastic and household chemicals in the bodies of Pacific razor clams, Pacific oysters and remote seabirds.
How advanced is North Korea's nuclear weapons program? Just ask the few Western experts who have seen glimpses of the program and its evolution, like nuclear scientist Sig Hecker, who has visited seven times and given eye-opening access to their…
By Lev Facher, STAT
Late last year Oxitec debuted its first “mobile production unit” — a miniature factory designed to help expand its reach.
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