An image from the International Space Station captures plumes of smoke from California wildfires on August 4, 2018.
Haze from Northern California wildfires has drifted as far east as Philadelphia. Wildfire smoke contains many potentially toxic substances, so anyone exposed to it should take basic precautions.
As death tolls rise from hate crimes, a psychiatrist wonders: Is it time to treat bigotry like a disease?
Vehicles made before 2001 could suffer fuel system or engine damage if they're run on E15.
Millions of Americans will be shopping for turkeys in the coming days. An economist suggests a few things to keep in mind as you hunt for the perfect bird for your feast.
A new virtual campus tour project in North Carolina could change the way students in rural or otherwise remote areas are able to 'see' prospective colleges without ever leaving their high schools.
Food suppliers and sellers around the world are using blockchain technologies to ensure that what consumers buy is labeled clearly and accurately.
In a time when women were expected to be silent, no topic was off limits for Pulter, who penned verses about politics, science and loss. Her manuscript was just published in a free digital archive.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country's crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
Forest management is not a cure-all for wildfires, although it can help reduce the chances of massive burns. Making this happen will require broad collaborative efforts and more money.
Research shows that access to urban green space makes people and neighborhoods healthier. But parks can't work their magic if their design ignores the needs of nearby communities.
Hundreds – perhaps thousands – of infant deaths every year are preventable if parents make sure babies sleep in their own cribs, on their backs.
With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, many predict that the court will move to the right on issues from abortion to gun rights. But Supreme Court rulings are often not the last word on a matter.
A fresh look at museum artifacts fills in a gap in the Asian archaeological record and refutes the idea that an advanced technique was imported from the West by early modern humans.
Scholars and skeptics warned about Facebook long before its founder was even born. Technology companies keep asking for more and more data and proving they can't be trusted.
Any amateur politician can engage in lying. President Donald Trump is going further than that. He's engaging in 'post-truth.'
Billboards spreading misinformation on the risks of vaccination have popped up around American cities. A bioethicist explains why decisions not to vaccinate children are indefensible.
A behavioral scientist explains why people become vegans, why some meat-eaters find them so irksome and how scientists may be nudging us all toward a more plant-centric existence.
Sharing seeds was common practice among farmers throughout history until the rise of agribusiness. Now seeds are trademarked and regulated, but there's a new place to get them for free: the library.
By the time a building is abandoned and falls into disrepair, its community is already suffering. Michigan scholars suggest it's time to plan for structures' end of life before they even go up.
A new statistical test lets researchers search for similarities between groups. Could this help keep new important findings out of the file drawer?
Health care relies on increasingly sophisticated devices for implanting into the body or monitoring it. Yet most med school graduates are not versed in engineering. That needs to change.
Two trucks carrying migrants have gone missing in Veracruz, Mexico. A witness says that '65 children and seven women were sold' to a band of armed men. Other caravan members have reached the border.
The dry, hot, downslope Santa Ana winds of Southern California fan late fall wildfires that have largely traveled through – and are fueled by – homes and other structures.
Ninety percent of psychology studies come from countries representing less than 15 percent of the world's population. Researchers are realizing that universalizing those findings might not make sense.
Before augmented reality products and apps take over the world, they'll have to get out of their own way.
While US companies have made significant strides in creating workplaces that are more inclusive of transexual individuals, discrimination and employment penalties remain.
Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
While a record number of women are headed to Congress, a number of conservative measures passed across states. What explains this?
Researchers have tried unsuccessfully for decades to develop a malaria vaccine. Now a new approach, showing promise in mice, suggests it is possible to block mosquitoes from spreading the disease.
Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.