University of Florida doctoral student Victor Perez discusses more than 50 million years of shark evolution with the help of three teeth, culminating in the "ultimate cutting tool," a tooth from megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived
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.
Lawrence Bonassar, an engineering professor at Cornell University, brings new insight into the mechanism and efficacy of hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment for arthritis
Intelligent machines are here, but do humans trust them? And how can that even be measured?
Paleoanthropologist Ashley Hammond, assistant curator in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, travels to Turkana, Kenya, on a search for hominin fossils
Researchers lay the groundwork for high resolution "heat maps" to protect residents and improve city planning
Without an intact hippocampus, forming new memories is impossible. Researchers from Arizona State University and Stanford University have found an equally important role for the hippocampus: feeding information to brain areas responsible for learning
University of Washington researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more
Karletta Chief explains her Indige-FEWSS project to address real world food, energy and water problems in Navajo Nation communities
National Science Foundation-funded cognitive neuroscientists at George Washington University have found that a person's knowledge about the size of everyday objects impacts how our brains process and interact with the visual environment
James Madison University hosts a summer program that pairs deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals with hearing individuals in a research setting
This video shows how to fairly divide rent among two and three roommates, using a line and a triangle, respectively
This video is based on a gathering between students and scientists organized last year by AUI/NRAO, SOCHIAS and Inspiring Girls, with the enthusiastic participation of scientists from the ALMA and ESO Observatories and three universities in Chile
In this week's episode, we examine barnacles and the wealth of information they hold; explore our brains and perception; and, finally, we test pseudo-LiDAR for self-driving cars. Check it out!
Primarily Math is a professional development program for primary-grade teachers (K-3) in Nebraska, designed to educate and strengthen teachers in their teaching and development of mathematics
Carnegie Mellon University and Japanese researchers have created a rolling suitcase, which sounds alarms when visually impaired users are headed for a collision with a pedestrian
A new web series brings students together with scientists to discuss what it takes to pursue a career in astronomy, engineering, physics and computer science
Stories from women scientists in Chile, who are addressing the gender disparity in STEM fields.
Researchers at University of California, San Diego, have developed a new kind of optical switch and accompanying network architecture, called RotorNet, which aims to decrease the cost and power requirements of Modern Internet applications
Cynthia Bradham studies the larvae of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus to figure out how these specimens could improving science's understanding of a wide range of issues related to human development, including cancer, birth defects, regenerative medicine and the growth of new organs
The National Science Foundation's Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) presents a documentary showcasing examples of original research being conducted by students and faculty at tribal colleges and universities, as well as insights into the students' academic success and aspirations, and what STEM research means to them