A physician on her grandfather’s experience as a minority in STEM—and the state of progress today
Dr. Katherine Julian, the granddaughter of famed chemist Percy Julian, discusses her grandfather’s legacy—and how barriers for people of color in science still exist.
Could tiny sensors keep methane out of our atmosphere—and homes?
Methane is a greenhouse gas 86 times as potent as carbon dioxide. What if we could see methane emissions in real time?
NOVA's top 5 science stories of 2021
Scientific advancements helped humans push through both the pandemic and the atmosphere this year, and a long-awaited visit from some underground insects set the country abuzz.
How 'brown fat' helps you cope with cold weather
Shivering can activate a series of “heating stations” for your blood vessels—but they take a little while to get up and running.
Addressing vaccine hesitancy in Massachusetts’ hardest-hit community
Healthcare providers, religious leaders, and public health officials are coming together in Chelsea, Mass., a predominantly Hispanic community, to inform and vaccinate residents against COVID-19.
Astronomers successfully predict an asteroid impact above Iceland
Two hours before asteroid 2022 EB5 entered Earth’s atmosphere, scientists knew exactly when and where the space rock would strike.
Scientists capture first-ever image of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope team has captured the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.