American biology textbooks supposedly became less scientific after the Scopes trial. One scholar argues that this isn't the whole story.
Ever since it entered public consciousness in the 1980s, infrastructure has been synonymous with decline.
The promise of commercial spaceflight raises questions about how untrained travelers will endure the extreme hostility of space.
It seems that every summer brings record temperatures. But there's more to a heat wave than daytime highs.
Injuries and fatalities tend to be higher if people are asleep.
There's often a disconnect between the ambitions of scientists engaging the public and the potential participants themselves.
Chien-Shiung Wu disproved a fundamental law of physics—a stunning achievement that helped earn her male colleagues (but not her) a Nobel Prize.
Anthropogenic sounds have made it all the way down into the deepest place on Earth—Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench.
The climate scientist created a new method to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide. It's still used today.
In physics, entropy is the process of a system losing energy and dissolving into chaos. This applies to social systems in everyday life, too.