Artist’s depiction of a moon base with a view of Earth in the distance.
Scientists are figuring out how to reduce the cost of space travel – to and from the Moon and possibly to Mars. One approach is to mine the Moon for resources necessary for interplanetary travel.
This is what a 5-megawatt, lithium-ion energy storage system looks like.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Energy storage could prove an inexpensive way for power companies to handle heat waves and other times when consumers use more electricity than usual.
Elena Delle Donne competing for the U.S. team in Rio.
A new study looks at decades of NCAA free throws, finding that women shoot at 3 percent higher consistency than men.
Fewer people getting SNAP benefits can lead to more skipped meals.
In some cases, these restrictions have plunged people deeper into poverty.
Ash tree killed by the invasive emerald ash borer.
K Steve Cope
Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?
Mallard pair at the at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Much of the money for wildlife conservation in the United States comes from taxes and fees paid by sportsmen. But as fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources.
Industrial facilities like this oil refinery in Anacortes, Washington are significant air pollution sources.
An air pollution expert with years of experience advising federal regulators describes how the Trump administration is speeding up reviews and reducing scientific input.
First-generation college students face uneven prospects well after college.
First-generation college students earn substantially less than their peers whose parents went to college, new research shows.
Many pollsters have been asked to explain why they didn’t better predict the 2016 election.
When political polls are aggregated together, that can make the results misleading.
An inch-long bloodsucker on the hunt for a meal.
Yes, giant mosquitoes are a thing. They're specialized to wait out the dry times only to emerge from their eggs when high water provides the perfect larval environment.
Research is finding better ways to make batteries both big and small.
Is it too much to dream of batteries that are part of the structure of an item, helping to shape the form of a smartphone, car or building while also powering its functions?
Scenes from ‘Grease 2’ that may have garnered laughs in the 1980s are cringe-worthy by today’s standards.
'Grease 2' – which, according to Kavanaugh's calendar, he saw on June 16, 1982 – is an example of the brand of entitled masculinity that appeared in the era's teen flicks.
Even privately run colleges and universities get money from the federal government.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
Luvia Hernández Gómez, a la derecha, recibe un estipendio mensual del gobierno mexicano por cuidar a su sobrina, al centro, e hija, a la izquierda.
México les da a las madres pobres y sin trabajo hasta US$147 por mes para alimentar y educar a sus hijos. Pero ese dinero puede sobrecargar a las mujeres y beneficiar a sus maridos.
Luvia Hernandez Gomez, right, receives a monthly stipend from the Mexican government to help take care of her niece, center, and daughter, left.
Mexico gives poor, jobless moms up to $147 a month to feed and educate their kids. But money with strings attached may actually overburden women while freeing up their husbands' time and money.
Dejémosla en paz.
Es difícil que este insecto le perjudique y fácil que su presencia le beneficie, según explica un experto entomólogo.
¿Las batas de laboratorio pueden hacer que los niños tengan más ganas de ser científicos?
Para que los más jóvenes se vean a sí mismos como futuros científicos, los investigadores argumentan que ayuda vestirles con una bata de laboratorio.
Elle vient en paix.
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A retail street in Facebook’s proposed Willow Campus.
Facebook will build a village with housing and amenities in Silicon Valley, a new version of old, unsuccessful ideas of company towns and utopian communities. Will Facebook's town face the same fate?
Can lab coats lead kids to feel more like a scientist?
In order to get more young people to see themselves as future scientists, researchers argue that it helps to outfit the students with a simple article of clothing: a lab coat.