Talking with people who hold different political views doesn't have to be an exercise in futile rage. Here are some tips to help you peacefully and fruitfully discuss spicy topics.
There is now a third vaccine that prevents COVID-19 infections. It isn't quite as effective as the other two vaccines but it has advantages that may make it the frontrunner.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!
Because Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been developed in record time, many wonder whether companies cut corners or compromised safety.
A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today's 5G networks.
Curved origami isn't just elegant art. It's also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
There are two new COVID-19 vaccines that appear to be more than 90% effective. But what are these vaccines, and how are they different from those used previously?
As viruses are transmitted from person to person they are constantly mutating and replicating. Could the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolve to evade the new vaccines that have just been developed?
Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic molecules manufactured in the lab. But do we need them if a vaccine is on its way?
Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.
The model provides county-level analysis and simulates the benefits of mask-wearing in terms of illnesses and deaths.
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Biden will begin his presidency in the midst of a global public health crisis that's already killed over 240,000 people in the US alone. His team is already planning how to get COVID-19 under control.
Computational methods could help identify conspiracy theories as they emerge.
When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
What if roads and bridges could signal structural problems that need repair?
California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.
With COVID-19 cases soaring across the US and worldwide, the need for a vaccine could not be greater. Here's where we stand on vaccine development, including positive results from Pfizer's trial.
Recent studies using CRISPR to fast-track genetic studies into human disease genes appear flawed.
How much weight would you put on a scientist's expertise versus the opinion of a random stranger? People on either end of the political spectrum decide differently what seems true.
New mathematical technique enables astronomers to predict the whereabouts of missing worlds around nearby stars.
The Bsal fungus is not yet here in North America, or any place in the Western Hemisphere, but there is concern that the pet trade is the most likely route for introduction here.
As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.
Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.