Are you in the market for some sparkle?
Whether forged by geological processes or laboratory techniques, diamonds are diamonds. Their unique properties mean they have applications that are not bling-related as well.
A safety guard watches as parents walk with their children along a safe passage route on the first day of school in Chicago in 2013.
Following a fatal beating of a student, Chicago started a Safe Passage program in 2009 to ensure students get to and from school safely. Nine years on, how is it working?
A new statistical test lets scientists figure out if two groups are similar to one another.
A new statistical test lets researchers search for similarities between groups. Could this help keep new important findings out of the file drawer?
As Americans go to the polls, the voting process and the information environment are still not secure.
AP Photo/David Goldman
Protecting democracy requires more than just technical solutions. It includes education, critical thinking and members of society working together to agree on problems and find solutions.
Demonstrators with cut-outs of congressional districts in front of the Supreme Court.
One of the main reasons polarization in the US is on the rise – the way congressional seats are drawn to favor parties – isn't going away anytime soon.
Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists on Oct. 23, between 6:02 a.m. and 6:02 p.m. The time and date are derived from Avogadro’s number.
Chemists sure know how to party. And here is the proof. On October 23rd they celebrate their hallowed unit: the mole. Find out what that's all about.
‘Girl With a Balloon’ was renamed ‘Love Is in the Bin,’ after it self-destructed at a Sotheby’s auction on Oct. 5.
When artists destroy their works, it's usually to express their disdain for critics, dealers and curators. But does this get lost in the attention, hype and money that follows?
When many people hear the word cloning, they imagine armies of human clones created for nefarious purposes.
A scientist explains how researchers use cloning in the lab and what is the difference between cloning a gene versus cloning an entire organism.
Cómo lograr que su hijo esté listo para la escuela.
A través de juegos y tareas domésticas, los padres pueden enseñar a sus hijos habilidades básicas de matemáticas, como contar, algo de geometría y pensamiento algebraico.
Getting ready for school.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
Hindu texts from thousands of years ago demonstrate acceptance of a ‘third gender.’ Today, transgender Indians, or hijras, remain visible members of society.
AP Photo/Bikas Das
Before colonialism, India embraced homosexuality and gender fluidity. The Supreme Court's repeal of a 157-year-old gay sex ban partially reclaims that history, but LGBTQ Indians still face hurdles.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh used baseball to explain his judicial philosophy during his Senate confirmation hearing.
Kavanaugh thinks judges 'must be an umpire – a neutral and impartial arbiter.' So does Chief Justice Roberts. But more liberal jurists believe that the application of the law is inherently subjective.
Primary voter in New Hampshire, 2016.
The more undemocratic tendencies of the US electoral system are growing stronger. As the midterm campaign season enters its final stage, it turns out that some votes count more than others.
Bloede Dam (ca. 2016) near Ilchester, Maryland.
When a dam comes down this fall, a team of scientists will be there to track the environmental changes.
Terraced rice fields in northwest Vietnam.
A new analysis explores what making space for nature means for our global food production systems.
It takes time to see which finding might be a golden egg.
Basic research can be easy to mock as pointless and wasteful of resources. But it's very often the foundation for future innovation – even in ways the original scientists couldn't have imagined.
The summer jobs of the days of old are becoming fewer and fewer.
The number of young people who work traditional summer jobs has declined significantly in recent decades. A scholar who focuses on generational differences in the workforce explains why.
Cyberattacks target Americans’ thinking.
Russian hackers are coupling old propaganda strategies with new technologies to attack and exploit not just computers and stored data, but how people think.
Watch out for these tiny tough guys.
Roy L. Caldwell, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley (For use only with this article)
With superpowers other animals can only dream of, these crustaceans challenge sharks for the title of most amazing predator in the sea.
Students and community activists at Northeastern University called on the school to nix an ICE contract.
AP Photo/Sarah Betancourt
Even when federal contractors stir public outrage, the government probably should be under fire.