Zoo scholar Natascha Meuser reflects on the connection between zoo architecture and the natural environment, the balance between science and slick branding, and the zoo building's hybrid role as a prison, theater, and museum.
A worst-case scenario hurricane could threaten large swaths of southern Texas. Flood experts from the Netherlands are attempting to mitigate the damage.
For over 80 years, our understanding of the spread of airborne illness hasn't changed, but one researcher is working to redefine how we think about sneeze transmission.
It appears that tumors can co-opt the signals neurons produce in order to grow, indicating that neurons and cancer cells together might be a dangerous duo.
Inside a climate-controlled laboratory at the Duarte Nursery outside Modesto, an experiment is taking place that could help determine what food we will eat for decades to come.
It is often said that we now have more computing power in our pocket than the computer aboard Apollo 11 did 50 years ago. But is that true? And, if so, how much more powerful are our phones?
The Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act would compel America's science agencies to hold taxpayer-funded labs accountable for harassment.
A few years into science's #MeToo movement, the government agencies that fund American science are still working on solidifying rules meant to keep harassers from working with students, and to deter harassment in the future.
The information gathered in long-term studies helps scientists see how climate change is affecting our planet, yet money often goes to shorter-term projects.
A new study finds the industry giant was frequently given the right to oversee and even terminate public-sector research.
Many such prizes don't even come with award money, but they boost people's careers.
Katsuko Saruhashi made waves internationally when she tracked and raised a global alarm on the dangers of nuclear testing by the U.S.
A new study finds that incorporating music and drawing during lessons can help kids retain what they've learned.
Bias in funding is an underappreciated barrier for women and underrepresented minorities in science.
The National Institutes of Health also released the numbers of scientists it has taken action against, in response to claims they harassed others.
What's behind academia's revolving door?
When the mercury plummets, are wildlife suffering or just going with the icy flow?
Nuclear researchers suspect that there are nearly 4,000 undiscovered nuclei that may help lead us to new machines and practices that benefit human life.
Several members of Congress are already eying legislation to require universities to report taxpayer-funded harassers to the government.
Activists are putting the pressure on the federal government to leverage its money against alleged sexual harassers.