The Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment (SoyFACE) research facility at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Claire Benjamin/RIPE Project
Many researchers have studied the impact of carbon dioxide and heat on crop growth inside greenhouses. But what happens in the real world? One team has just done this and the results are surprising.
Cables crisscross the oceans carrying your internet info.
Telegeography Submarine Cable Map
The cloud lies under the ocean. Thin cables about as big around as a garden hose traverse the Earth's oceans carrying all our intercontinental internet data.
Genetically engineered mice are invaluable for learning about human disease.
When geneticists create mice with special traits, there is no way to be sure that they will be inherited by the offspring. But a new genetic tool called a gene drive may fix the problem.
Yes, I am a bit chilly, why?
When you're warm and cozy inside, it can be natural to wonder if the animals you see outside your window this winter are doing OK. Don't worry – they're doing better out there than you would.
Which is the right map for you?
If you want to really learn your way around a new place, paper maps still trump digital options.
Guys, I’m just trying to hibernate over here.
Jason Cohn / Reuters
It's all about mating success.
Ash tree killed by the invasive emerald ash borer.
K Steve Cope
Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?
Just because an airport looks impressive doesn’t mean it functions well.
AP Photo/Emrah Gurel
Big lines and long distances to walk have plagued airports since the dawn of the jet age. New designs and technologies haven't helped much, even if they're visually impressive.
What you had before sways what you eat next time – but only if you remember.
What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are crucial to this process.
How does the concept of science in the crosshairs affect opinions?
Researchers found that aggressive messaging and framing current events as a 'war on science' had different effects on how liberals and conservatives felt about scientists' credibility.
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.
Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, with advanced navigation equipment mounted above the cockpit.
Eight decades after missing aviator Amelia Earhart was declared dead, technologies still don't quite track every airplane all over the globe.
A farmer shows smaller-than-usual soybeans harvested due to drought conditions in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
AP Photo/David Goldman
Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
Were U.S. diplomats at the embassy in Cuba stricken by a mass delusion?
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
Sociologists know what conditions make it more likely a mass delusion will take hold and spread through a group – whether adherence to a fashion fad or belief in a doomsday cult.
Should you have trusted this man with so much of your personal data?
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
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.