He who laughs last?
The GOP is imploding, based on the animus the party stoked toward Obama.
Early music activities?
What effect does music have on the developing brains of babies who haven't even learnt to talk?
How do babies learn language?
Research shows babies begin to learn language sounds before they're even born. What about babies who hear two languages from birth? Can a baby brain specialize in two languages?
Energy empire? A Gazprom facility in Moscow.
Russia's energy exports are expanding far beyond oil and gas to include coal, nuclear and refined petroleum products, a trend with far-reaching geopolitical consequences.
Before and after the Oso landslide in 2014.
Landslide researchers continue to learn more about how and where these events occur. It's trickier to figure out how to minimize potential damage to human communities from future landslides.
Across Africa the potential is ripe for a clean energy revolution that upsets and leapfrogs the old fossil-fuel order.
Clean energy in Africa is certainly a possibility despite those in the fossil fuel industry believing this not to be true.
Sanders arrives in South Carolina.
Sanders can't win the South without the support of black voters, and he doesn't have that.
Where does self-esteem in children come from?
Parents take note: most kids develop a sense of self-esteem as early as age five.
Obama leads the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015.
Racial divisiveness got worse under Obama. And it could erode further after he leaves office.
Most young South Africans can’t afford tuition fees and are left out of the higher education system.
The student protests that rocked South Africa's universities in 2015 are part of a class struggle as poor and marginalised people fight for their place in an unequal system.
Venues de plusieurs champs scientifiques, des propositions visent à rendre plus transparent le travail du chercheur sur ordinateur. Logiciels libres et méthodes collaboratives servent la science.
Le superordinateur Cray XT5 livré au Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
L’ordinateur personnel a révolutionné la science. Pratique pour le chercheur, il rend aussi plus obscur le processus par lequel la découverte s’organise. Reproduire les résultats devient une gageure.
A Greenpeace undercover investigation revealed that academics agreed to receive payments from fossil fuel companies – without disclosing the funding.
With the public’s confidence in the news media wavering, it's a tough line to toe.
A supporter of Ted Cruz holds his book and a US flag.
That means turning against Tea Party favorites Trump and Cruz.
Repeated trauma in childhood appears to change children’s enduring hormonal function and their subsequent brain development.
A bill that would release the 112 children currently in immigration detention in Australia will soon go before the House of Representatives. So what should MPs consider when casting their votes?
Computer… or black box for data?
Virtually every researcher relies on computers to collect or analyze data. But when computers are opaque black boxes that manipulate data, it's impossible to replicate studies – a core value for science.
Carson smiles at the CNBC GOP debate.
Because Carson is patently unqualified, his presidential candidacy may be doing more to perpetuate racism than undo it.
Condemned by compromise?
There's nothing anti-Republican about doing deals with the other side.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara arrive at a White House State Dinner in April.
Men might not wear purity rings, but some are pledging abstinence, too.
Time to move on: Shell’s Kulluk rig being rescued by Coast Guard in 2013.
US Department of Defense
Did environmentalists force Shell to exit the Arctic? Not really. Blame economics and geopolitics first and foremost.