A contaminated water sign on the sand following a rainstorm in Imperial Beach, California, December 2014.
Resistant bacteria enter our aging sewer infrastructure and may eventually end up in the environment through sewage spills.
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the CDC in San Juan.
While no one likes getting bitten by mosquitoes, you might be surprised (and even a little fascinated) at the complex adaptions mosquitoes have developed to locate their favorite food sources.
A Dallas police officer makes his way to the funeral of Baton Rouge officer Montrell Jackson.
The role of police is being questioned as never before. In addition to facing increased media scrutiny, officers are being killed. What is the effect on their well-being and, in turn, on ours?
Ancestral Pueblo carving at Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico.
Steven C. Price/Wikipedia
When we think of national parks, many people picture geysers or mountain peaks. But the park system also protects historic sites and objects that show how the U.S. has evolved into a diverse society.
Detail from a satellite photo of Lake Okeechobee’s algae bloom and the St. Lucie canal into which water was released. Rising water levels from heavy winter rains had water managers worried that water would breach the dike.
Toxic algae blooms like the intense one now fouling Florida’s waterways harm wildlife and people in various ways. They're also on the rise.
Child in a car seat via Shutterstock.
Three times more children have died from being left in hot cars this year than at this time last year. How can a parent forget a child is in a car? An expert offers some answers.
Protesters at the Supreme Court.
Millions of families in the U.S. are awaiting the ruling, which could impact their daily lives. A USF expert explains the potential economic and social impact of two short-term immigration policies.
Has student learning kept pace with the changing way of listening to music?
The way we experience music has changed. So, what should the 21st-century music classroom look like?
Nano-architects design materials that can work together at very tiny scales, like these interlocking gears made of carbon tubes and benzene molecules.
One of the great technological challenges of this century is to design novel items and then make them – and have the results match the intent.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ (1563).
While translation technology has improved dramatically, there are some significant hurdles.
Massive bodies can send ripples through space time in the form of gravitational waves.
The long awaited discovery of gravitational waves has sent ripples through the scientific world. Here top experts respond to the historic announcement.
Entrance to the gate of Nimrod, destroyed by the IS group and digitally reconstructed as part of Project Mosul.
Model by ruimx from photos at projectmosul.org
Researchers are making 3D scans, architectural plans and detailed photographic records of cultural heritage sites around the world, knowing they could be destroyed at any time.
Who’s the moss?
'Moss,' via www.shutterstock.com
In a country known for its eccentric tastes, is this simply another flash-in-the-pan fad?
Flooding during Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City’s transportation and power infrastructure.
Study finds higher risk of flooding from a combination of storm surge and heavy precipitation, particularly along the East Coast of the US.
The South Australian town of Port Pirie – home to a historic smelter – has some of the worst reported toxic air pollution in Australia.
Photo by Imre Hillenbrand www.universalfocus.com.au
Australians living in poorer communities, with lower employment and education levels, as well as communities with a high proportion of Indigenous people, are significantly more likely to be exposed to…
The Indian Myna is an invasive species – but has its behaviour changed in Australia?
Plants and animals that are seemingly harmless in their native habitats can become quite aggressive or even destructive in a new location. Think of the rats that have been a source of human and animal…