During the Cold War, the U.S. built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
By Nathaniel von der Embse, The Conversation
In order to prevent future mental health problems among at-risk students, schools must do a better job of screening for mental health problems earlier.
By Stephanie Malin, The Conversation
Today, most of the uranium that powers U.S. nuclear reactors is imported. But many communities still suffer impacts of uranium mining and milling that occurred for decades to fuel the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms race.
By Hiba Baroud, The Conversation
This year’s report urged the government and private sector to increase spending by US$2 trillion within the next 10 years, in order to improve not only the physical infrastructure, but the country’s economy overall.
By Clifford Johnson, The Conversation
Seeing black lead characters who are accomplished scientists could be just the thing to inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
By Thomas A. Guglielmo, The Conversation
Until 1950 the Red Cross segregated blood. Starting during World War II, thousands of African-Americans forced the Red Cross to include them as donors and helped pave the way for activism of the 1960s.
By Anthony Pagano, The Conversation
A new study shows that polar bears require more food than previously thought. The scientists used collars that tracked bears' movements and metabolic rates.
By Shannon Schmoll, The Conversation
During the early hours of Jan. 31, there will be a full moon, a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon – all at the same time.
By Jacqueline Boyd, The Conversation
A recent study has raised concerns about the health risks of these raw meat based diet products as possible sources of some bacterial and parasitic diseases.
By Joshua D. Rhodes, The Conversation
What's at stake as the Trump administration imposes trade sanctions on imported solar panels?…
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