An international team of 12 leading plant biologists say their discoveries could have profound implications for increasing the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population.
People & Society
Out of fascination and need, people have always studied other people. When scientific methods are applied to those observations, the studies help characterize and analyze our behavior, social and political institutions, family and community structures and our economies. Scientific studies of people and society help answer age-old human contemplations.
Laser inventor Charles Hard Townes, professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, turns 99 on July 28, and an adoring campus is throwing him a long-overdue birthday party.
Paula Hammond is in pursuit of the invisible
A team of scientists seeks to provide online access to a wealth of information on environmental radiation levels to help demystify an often misunderstood subject.
Martha Monroe, a professor and extension specialist at the University of Florida, talks about her career in environmental education and learning about and providing tools for educators to successfully engage and teach students.
A group of nanoparticles called "GUMBOS" is as varied as their culinary namesake implies, with a wide range of potential applications from cancer therapy to sensors.
Bee hives contribute to multidisciplinary study about how leaderless complex systems manage to get things done
Peter Agre is a 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. He is also the Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Imagine creating something completely new -- something improbable and provocative that has never existed on Earth before.
In this week's episode we discover hidden dangers in crib mattresses. We learn about a new stretchable antenna for wearable health monitoring devices. We study the dynamics of deep Earth and finally we explore Antarctic ice sheets from above.
Marine acoustician Ana Sirovic describes her career and a potential danger to marine life that is only beginning to be understood
Esther S. Takeuchi discusses her work on a battery that powers implantable cardiac defibrillators
Year after year massive fires continue to rip through the wildland-urban interface in Colorado, but in the face of climate change and a warming climate, our beloved forests might not return after these catastrophic events.
Maintaining good balance, or stability, is basic to everything a skater does -- and that begins with understanding the center of mass
These collaborative robots learn as they go and don't need a chaperone
Street-by-street view provides unprecedented detail of power and transit issues, revealing vulnerabilities
In this week's episode we dig up the "King of Gore," the oldest discovered Tyrannosaurid dinosaur yet. We also learn how ordinary foam can help protect athletes from concussions and how a tongue-controlled wheelchair could give people with paralysis more independence. Check it out!
This week's episode explores silicon chip technology that could possibly extend cell phone battery life, babies and higher math ability, a drone helping farmers better manage their crops, and finally how more than 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists helped an international research team catalog over 300,000 nearby galaxies.
Playing a musical instrument can do wonders for our brain. But how does it affect our hearing later on in life? Dr. Nina Kraus of Northwestern University is studying just that.
Researchers study employment, health and family life of veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War and the most recent military eras