Could a secret ingredient make crumbling concrete a thing of the past?
Adding a bit of fungus to the initial ingredient list might be one way to endow concrete with the ability to fill in any bits of damage that occur, without the need for human intervention.
Many parts of the US have experienced extreme heat or extreme cold in the past year. Recent research projects that climate change will increase deaths from both types of weather, especially cold spells.
If they pass a deal on DACA, it's a win for both sides of the aisle and thousands of ‘Dreamers,’ but a loss for millions of undocumented immigrants.
While sexual harassment is still all too common, at least we’re having more open conversations about it, and victims are speaking up on their own terms.
Although proponents of making the SAT optional hoped it would expand college access for low-income and minority students, research shows that hasn't happened.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.
Funding for a children's health insurance program ran out at the end of last September. Despite the program's clear benefits, plans to renew it have been caught in partisan bickering.
We disapprove of distraction and consider attention as being valuable. What if they were, in fact, morally charged words, referring to the same behavior? Here's what early Christian monks thought.
In what came to be known as the Thule incident, an American bomber crashed in Greenland, spreading radioactive wreckage across 3 square miles of a frozen fjord. Denmark was not happy.
Could the WWE's grip on professional wrestling be weakening?
Thanks to Hurricane Maria, some US hospitals are experiencing a saline shortage. In times of emergency, medical supply chains break down too easily.
You might not think much about science topics as part of your everyday life. But science – like art, music, religion – is part of our culture, and scientists can help it reclaim its rightful place.
A debilitating eye injury and racial epithets weren't enough to derail O'Ree's resolve.
Research from the last few decades suggest marijuana helps more than it harms. But Jeff Sessions' proposed crackdown would take us back nearly a century.
Venezuela's terrible crisis has gotten worse, as children die of hunger and food riots grip the country. Still, President Maduro retains his grip on power. This is not what democracy looks like.
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week in Hawaii is part of the 125- year legacy of American occupation.
Sometimes a work of art is characterized by a string of failures, but nonetheless ends up being a gorgeous freak accident of nature.
Its plan to stop lending money for oil and gas projects embraces the spirit of the Paris agreement at a time when the U.S. is going in a different direction.
As people's bodies age, so do their blood cells. This affects immunity and an ability to withstand certain cancer treatments. A recent study in mice suggests that those cells can be rejuvenated.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.