Planet Earth from Space

A Historic Look at Climate Change Research

Plant ecologist Charles F. Cooper wrote prescient and succinct words on the topic of climate change back in 1978.
A tagged dairy cow stands in the middle of a flowering field.

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."
Bathroom sign with instructions on how to properly wash hands.

How to Wash Your Hands

The research behind hand washing and MRSA, a resistant bacteria.
Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, gives an industry talk.

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.
Close-up of circuit board

The Origins of Silicon Valley

Some scholarly sources behind the origins of Silicon Valley and the tech sector
Underwater scene of rocks and reefs with light streaming in from the top of the ocean

Under The Sea

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

Salmon and Agriculture Compete in the California Drought

California’s prolonged drought is leading to bitter competition for water supplies between fish and agriculture.
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