Washington Post, June 27, 2019
For its newest planetary science mission, NASA aims to land a flying robot on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, a top target in the search for alien life.
Four Surprising Technological Innovations That Came Out Of the Apollo Moon Landings
The Conversation, July 03, 2019
Beyond the space race and exploration, Apollo contributed to several inventions and innovations that are still having an impact on our lives. But at the same time, there are several myths regarding what technologies actually came out of it.
Machine Learning Has Been Used to Automatically Translate Long-Lost Languages
MIT Technology Review, July 01, 2019
Some languages that have never been deciphered could be the next ones to get the machine translation treatment.
Scientific American, June 27, 2019
A new approach to water treatment could be cheaper, produce less waste and possibly help fix nitrate pollution in California.
Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?
New York Times Magazine, July 02, 2019
In experiments on pig organs, scientists at Yale made a discovery that could someday challenge our understanding of what it means to die.
he Atlantic, July issue
"Sabermetrics" changed the national pastime. Now another technological revolution is transforming the game, for good or ill.
Cosmos, June 28, 2019
Evidence suggests they are ineffective in some cases and can lead to unnecessary testing.
The Guardian, July 02, 2019
Number of 'warning letters' sent by FDA has fallen by 33% compared with the most recent equivalent period under Obama.
What's in Your Toothpaste Anyway?
Washington Post, July 02, 2019
If you've been concerned about your toothpaste containing triclosan - an antibacterial that helps prevent gingivitis - the good news is that it's essentially gone from the U.S. market, though it's still technically permitted.
STAT, June 27, 2019
A neurologist at New York University's Langone Health, tries to steer her patients away from sprinting to the neighborhood bodega to buy versions of the hemp derivative that's better known as CBD.
The Conversation, July 01, 2019
With a few clicks of a mouse and a few hundred dollars, anyone can access their or their genetic risk scores for diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, autism, and schizophrenia. These scores aren't always useful, and, in some cases, they could be harmful.
Nautilus, June 27, 2019
Your mouth, skin, and gut are home to whole communities of microscopic organisms, whose influence on your body ranges from digesting your food to training your immune system and, possibly, impacting your mood and behavior.
Cosmos, July 04, 2019
Movement of people - not just ideas - brought Philistine culture to the ancient near east.
Oregon's Tsunami Risk: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
New Yorker, July 01, 2019
Other than asteroid strikes and atomic bombs, there is no more destructive force on this planet than water.
Wired, June 28, 2019
In its native countries, the Asian long-horned tick harbors an array of bacterial and viral diseases that infect humans, including a potentially deadly hemorrhagic fever.
PBS News Hour, June 26, 2019
Though people are more familiar with honeybee die-offs - such as with colony collapse disorder - wild bumblebees have been struggling too. A handful of bumblebee species have declined by up to 96 percent in the U.S.
Washington Post, July 01, 2019
Over the nearly 15 years since Hurricane Ivan knocked down a production platform operated by Taylor Energy Co., the company has claimed that less than three gallons a day were seeping out. But video exclusively obtained by The Washington Post, and verified by federal officials familiar with the site, shows a large volume of oil pouring out of an erosion pit where the tower was destroyed.
The Narwhal, June 27, 2019
An area four times the size of Vancouver Island is home to smoking vents, volcanic islands just under the water and a staggering abundance of life.
The Guardian, July 02, 2019
Investigation exposes how Brazil's huge beef sector continues to threaten health of world's largest rainforest.
North Atlantic Right Whales Are Dying in Horrific Ways
The Atlantic, June 27, 2019
Six individuals-more than 1 percent of the population-were found dead just this month, the latest entries in a troubling pattern.
Time Is Running Out for Sand
Nature, July 02, 2019
Sand and gravel are being extracted faster than they can be replaced. Monitor and manage this resource globally.
How Should Climate Change Be Taught in Schools Across America?
Ensia, June 20, 2019
From elementary to high school - and from science class to social studies - teachers are taking the initiative to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges.
Washington Post, July 03, 2019
Anchorage is predicted to test or best its highest-temperature ever recorded of 85 degrees (set in 1969) on five straight days between July 4 and 8. It could even flirt with 90 degrees.
Science News, July 01, 2019
A new study shows just how hard it may be to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial times. The world's existing power plants, industrial equipment, vehicles and other CO2-emitters are on track to pump out enough carbon dioxide to blow past that target by mid-century.
The Guardian, July 01, 2019
Plunge is far faster than in Arctic and may lead to more global heating.
Inside Climate News, July 27, 2019
The clouds created by jet engine pollution have a surprisingly powerful short-term impact on global warming.