Farm land near Holly Bluff, Miss., covered with backwater flooding, May 23, 2019.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.
What nutrients will help the microbes in your gut thrive?
You want to encourage the growth of good bacteria in your gut to improve health. But which foods should you eat to do that? It turns out that nutritional labels aren't much help figuring that out.
Former Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph looks on during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in February 2019.
AP Photo/Robert Franklin
Why do female college coaches seem to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts?
Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, the Navy’s largest base, is endangered by sea level rise.
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott
Military veterans have concerns about climate change at about the same level as nonveterans, a recent study suggests. What might this mean for acceptance of climate science?
IBM has experience that will be relevant for the future of technology.
The history of IBM shows how a technology titan can grow and change, while still remaining focused on its core business.
The Mark 1 robot resembles actor Scarlett Johansson.
Intimacy with robots is closer than you think, and cities are already fighting the advent of sexbot brothels. Yet society has barely begun to explore their implications.
Jared Kushner speaks about criminal justice reform.
It's not so unusual that Democrats and Republicans converge on criminal justice, at least on the surface. Deep disagreements still remain.
Ready to spatially manipulate 3D bat skulls from the comfort of your own computer?
Shi et al, PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203022
Museums' collections are a priceless resource for scientists, but they're not easy to access. Digitizing specimens – like the 700 bat skulls the author studied – is a way to let everyone in.
Nancy Pelosi of California, once more Speaker of the House.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
First elected in 1987, Pelosi offers decades of experience at building coalitions and she excels as a Democratic fundraiser. Still, the vote was closer than expected.
S'gaw Karen girls of Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand.
When immigrants come to the US, it isn't just the people who assimilate. The microbes in their gut also become Westernized after living here. This may predispose them to diseases like obesity.
Nisarg Desai observes wild chimps known as Sandi, Ferdinand and Siri in Tanzania.
Do chimpanzee talk to each other? Scientists follow and record chimpanzees in the wild to find out – and to fill in details about how human language might have evolved.
Petani skala kecil amat rentan terhadap rawan pangan.
Menurut PBB, kelaparan dunia meningkat pertama kali dalam 15 tahun. Selain mmemproduksi lebih banyak makanan, kita perlu melindungi petani skala-kecil dari perubahan iklim dan konflik bersenjata.
A new study shows how even having a few intelligent people in a group can benefit others.
Latin America’s era of the woman president is over. What have we learned?
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
Pil KB untuk laki-laki terinspirasi panah beracun Afrika.
Setelah beberapa dekade penelitian, perkembangan kontrol kelahiran untuk laki-laki kini mungkin sudah selangkah lebih maju. Bersama para kolega, saya sedang mengerjakan sebuah langkah terobosan menjanjikan…
Even common knowledge isn’t immune.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet.
Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite's crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet's history.
Will blue packets replace pink ones soon?
Medicinal chemists are tweaking a natural molecule that can be a deadly poison – a modified version might work as a nonhormonal male contraceptive.
A plate of fattening food is harder for some people to resist than others.
Dieting is a setup. The act of dieting causes physiological changes that make it hard to continue dieting successfully. Here's how the body fights back when some people try to lose weight.
British author Philip Pullman.
In his new book, Philip Pullman, once again tackles religion as an oppressive institution. On another level, he continues the quest for explaining human consciousness.