Desalination is one of the most widespread clean water technologies on the planet, so what is being done to make it cheaper and more accessible?
Britain’s most important bacterial library, the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC) turned 100 this year.
One of the marked differences climate change and a warming planet will make to life on Earth is their effect on human health.
Water-power has been used for thousands of years as a renewable energy source, so what are we doing today to make rain water work for us?
Tornadoes, wild rotating vortexes of high-speed winds, are among the most feared of nature’s destructive storm forces. Researchers are working tirelessly to predict these storms with better early-warning systems.
Topical Depression Marco and Tropical Storm Laura started out on a smilar path, but as the days progress so do the storms.
Tackling rapid and destructive wildfires before they can spread over wide areas is one of the most pressing challenges for firefighters today.
Through a common passion for shark research, a shared vision to make the field more inclusive, and a hope for inspiring the next generation, MISS (Minorities In Shark Sciences) was formed.
Hurricane season is a fearful and anxious time of year for many people. Tropical cyclones and storms occur in a geographical belt affecting mostly US coastal states, but the physical and financial destruction they cause mean that science must improve constantly to minimize their effects on society.
Spider silk is one of nature's wonder materials, more flexible than nylon, thinner than a human hair, and, for its weight, stronger than steel. Webs and nests are spun from this incredible natural protein and spiders use thin threads to glide through the air and escape from predators. Now science is looking to exploit silk's properties as a way to deliver medicines and heal our bodies.
What’s your favorite planet? Before you decide, here are some key facts about each of the candidates.
Discovered in late March, Comet NEOWISE has shown itself in the skies all over the world. Dr. David Schleicher, Senior Astronomer at Lowell Observatory gives us some details about this cool comet gracing the night skies.
A few years ago, after the successful deployment of the Curiosity rover on Mars, the folks at NASA envisioned a bold new plan to send another mission to the red planet. The mission was scheduled to depart in the then-futuristic year of 2020.
Okay, stars die in all sorts of interesting and cosmically expressive ways (except the red dwarf stars, who just sort of…stop).
One of the unintended positive consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is a reduction in air pollution.