Is Beef Really Worse for the Environment Than Driving?

What’s the single biggest action a person can take to reduce their personal impact on climate change? It would seem that the answer is to eat less beef.
Tami Bond, Photographed at University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, September 6th, 2014.

MacArthur Fellow Tami Bond studies the “Dark Horse” of Climate Change

Environmental engineer and newly-minted MacArthur Fellow Tami Bond is an expert on "black carbon."

How to Wash Your Hands

The research behind hand washing and MRSA, a resistant bacteria.

Women in Video Games: A Critique

Women make up a growing percentage of video gamers. Research investigates the role of gender and sexism in gaming.

The Origins of Silicon Valley

Some scholarly sources behind the origins of Silicon Valley and the tech sector

Under The Sea

In the coastal waters of New Zealand, ambient reef noise has been shown to be louder in the summers.

Salmon and Agriculture Compete in the California Drought

California’s prolonged drought is leading to bitter competition for water supplies between fish and agriculture.
Trail of camels led by two drivers travels along in front of Pyramids of Giza.

Scientists Have an Answer to How the Egyptian Pyramids Were Built

Using sand, water, and a scale model of an ancient Egyptian transport sled, a team of international scientists ...
raw oysters on the half shell

Oysters Provide Scientific Food For Thought

Reading oysters for 17th century Jamestown history

The ABCs of Ebola

A is for don’t panic. The rest is science.