Telescopes that detect long-wavelength signals offer clues about the Big Bang, the centers of black holes, and the origins of life.
The Black scientist Alice Ball helped develop a treatment for leprosy in the early twentieth century. But someone else took the credit.
She was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in entomology as well as an activist for freedom in the Civil Rights Movement.
Charles Darwin, who of all people should have known better, married his first cousin. Did his love for Emma color his later works?
The science of astronomy is at odds with the basic organizing principle in astrology: the dates of the zodiac.
Paleontologists recently solved the riddle of whether two fossil specimens were young T. rexes or a whole different species.
In the 11th century CE, science was rapidly advancing in the Islamic world. The scholar Ibn Sina (Avicenna) synthesized its medical wisdom.
The native red squirrel population in the UK has been decimated by the encroachment of its American cousin, an invasive species. Could a "gene drive" help?
We won't solve all of the pressing environmental problems, but we can help mitigate some.
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