For more than two decades, researchers of different stripes have examined humanity's less-than-truthful underbelly. This is what they have found: We all stretch the truth, and politicians distort the truth more often, use more self-justifications and deceive in larger ways,…
President Barack Obama welcomed innovative teens from around the country to the White House Wednesday for the 6th and final White House Science Fair of his administration.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Some of America's brightest children will visit the White House as President Barack Obama holds his final science fair to highlight work that excelled in a broad range of competitions.
By PBS NewsHour
Five years ago, an epic tsunami off the coast of Japan triggered a triple-reactor nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Ever since then, 7,000 workers have been laboring round-the-clock on a massive, and unprecedented, cleanup effort. Science…
By PBS NewsHour
Elephants have 100 times more cells in their bodies than humans, which should make them far more vulnerable to cancer than we are. But less than 5 percent of elephant deaths are linked to cancer, which researchers credit to the…
The biggest creature to ever walk the surface of the earth invaded New York City’s American Museum of Natural History on Friday—a dinosaur species so new that it hasn’t even been named, with a skeleton so big that it doesn’t…
By Travis Daub
We had a challenge. Could we report, write and create a series of true science stories parents would want to share with their kids at bedtime? It’s time to find out.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Haunting and detailed pictures of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are being released by NASA today after an October 28 flyby in which the Cassini spacecraft skimmed by only about 30 miles above the moon’s surface.
By Corinne Segal
NEW YORK — In a forgotten corner of the New York City underground, Dan Barasch and James Ramsey are growing pineapples. “It’s ripe,” Ramsey said, examining a fist-size pineapple nestled between thyme, sage and dozens of other plants. “One bite…
By Colleen Shalby
Thirty years ago, "Back to the Future 2" took Doc Brown and Marty McFly on a trip through time to ... today. That is, Oct. 21, 2015. In a new video message released today, Doc, played by Christopher Lloyd, welcomes…
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