The scientific drilling ship JOIDES Resolution arrives in Honolulu after successful sea trials and testing of scientific and drilling equipment.
The ocean floor holds unique information about Earth's history. Scientific ocean drilling, which started 50 years ago, has yielded insights into climate change, geohazards and the key conditions for life.
Will people use technology, or will it use us?
Google controls what billions of people find, see, know or even are aware of. As it gets better at delivering what it thinks people want, how will that affect humans' perceptions of their own needs?
Apple’s Tim Cook believes access to high-skill immigrants is a key source of American innovation.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
New research shows recruiting high-skilled immigrants leads to a 'meaningful' increase in innovation – and even more than spending money on research and development.
Fraud has organizational consequences.
Adopting best practices like making it easier for staffers to blow the whistle when they observe wrongdoing can help.
In Colorado, fracking often occurs right next to where people live.
Tara O'Conner Shelley
Landowners told researchers that they lacked the knowledge, time and money to advocate for themselves, their financial interests and their property in negotiations over drilling leases.
A Michigan township collects votes in 2016.
How do you know whether to trust a poll? Look carefully at how it was conducted – and examine your own biases.
In 1968 the Protestant Left lost its political clout over their opposition to the Vietnam War – and opened the door for the rise of the modern Religious Right.
Three years into a protracted political and economic crisis, Venezuela has seen TK million migrants — TK percent of its population — flee.
Up to 5,000 refugees flee hunger and chaos in Venezuela each day – a migrant crisis rivaling Syria's. Most arrive to poor South American border cities that are dangerously unprepared for the influx.
Large scar after surgery on the abdomen young woman.
When kids get injured their skin heals fast, but usually with nasty-looking scars. Now scientists studying the genes of old mice have figured out how they regenerate skin and block scars.
A traumatic memory can be near impossible to shake.
Two neural systems record traumatic memories, meaning they can be remembered in both conscious and unconscious ways.
There’s a chill in the air these days.
AP Photo/Andy Wong
The US and China once again exchanged fire in their escalating trade war. Tariffs have been the main source of ammunition thus far, but China has other weapons it could begin to deploy.
A man holding a Q sign, a reference to a conspiracy theory group, waits to enter a campaign rally with President Trump, Aug. 2, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Some people are habitual conspiracy thinkers – there’s a plan behind everything, and it’s usually malevolent. One scientist set out to understand who is likely to ascribe to these theories.
Healthy aging is a new norm, researchers say, with older adults having a new name and attitude.
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The age of the US is increasing, and with it, new expectations of health and happiness. Is the US prepared for the wave of baby boomers who will live long and want to be as healthy as they do?
A Mobius strip.
The inventor of the brain-teasing Möbius strip died 150 years ago, but his creation continues to spawn new ideas in mathematics.
Trees have died in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo., as climate change has intensified bark beetle infestations and drought.
As climate change alters temperature and precipitation patterns across the US, it is having especially severe impacts on national parks. These changes could happen faster than many plants and animals can adapt.
An activist in Pakistan takes part in a protest against Salman Rushdie in Karachi in 2007.
Author Salman Rushdie's book goes to the heart of Muslim religious beliefs and challenges some of the most sensitive tenets.
Watching for the sweet, relaxing brain tingles.
Some of the most popular online videos are of people whispering, turning book pages or gently tapping computer keys. What is going on? A researcher explains the quest for 'brain tingles.'
Spraying an antenna onto a flat surface.
Drexel University Nanomaterials Lab
A new type of material can make it easy to put antennas almost anywhere – no matter how thin the space, or even on surfaces people need to be able to see through.
¿Quiere hacer una donación?
Investigaciones sobre la práctica de solicitar a los clientes que donen su vuelta sugieren que no provoca rechazo y que hasta podrían aumentar las ventas de los comercios que lo hacen.
With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.
A foldable, biodegradable battery based on paper and bacteria opens a new opportunity in electronics.
Seokheun Choi/Binghamton University
Paper-based devices with foldable, biodegradable batteries provide a new way to reduce electronic waste. But how would these new gadgets work?
Landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, one of the most abundant fossil fields in the world.
P. David Polly, 2018
Twenty-two years ago, President Clinton established Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for paleontological conservation. As the Trump administration shrinks its borders, that mission is jeopardized.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, following their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 7, 2018.
The US was once the dominant force in the Middle East. That old order has disappeared. Now the new powers are Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Russia – and the US needs a new policy for the region.
Sexual assault among adolescents is common.
Data reveal that sexual assault is common among boys and girls under the age of 18. Sexual violence experts share key facts from research on the issue.
Antagonistic professors hurt student learning, research shows.
A communication studies professor purposefully antagonizes students to show how putdowns and other forms of negative criticism can impact student learning.