OPINION: Sea levels rising and falling over hundreds of thousands of years helped build up these special islands
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~9 min
PODCAST: Physicists were mostly skeptical back when the idea of them emerged a century ago from Einstein’s work. The evolution of the evidence, from circumstantial to conclusive, is the quintessential story of science.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~22 min
The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered labs and sidelined scientists all over the world. Here’s a look at how some of them have coped.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~21 min
As the threat of coastal flooding grows, scientists are responding with an inundation of data. Faster and more accurate forecasts can save lives and property.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~12 min
Exploring small bodies in the solar system provides clues to origins
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~18 min
Kivu is no ordinary lake, with dense depths packed with methane and carbon dioxide gas. Its features hold aquatic puzzles, explosive hazards and the capacity to provide valuable energy.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~11 min
The controversial technology of reflecting sunlight away from the planet could help blunt the worst impacts of climate change
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~15 min
Machine learning has found uses in fields as diverse as particle physics and radiology, and its influence is growing. But so is the understanding of its limits.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~14 min
For most of Earth’s history, hardly any of the mucky stuff existed on land. It finally started piling up around 458 million years ago, changing life on the planet forever.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~10 min
Researchers think they’re getting warmer: They’ve created amino acids and primitive membranes by simulating conditions found at scalding vents on the ocean floor
July 21, 2020 • ~10 min