An illustration of Star Trek's USS Enterprise in warp drive

Is Star Trek’s Warp Drive Possible?

The concept of the warp drive is currently at odds with everything we know to be true about physics.
Illustration of a city with lots of green space as seen from above

Lawn and Order: Green Spaces for a Better Society

A growing topic in policy focuses on improving public access to green, open spaces. How important is greenery for health and happiness?
Animation of Black Hole Disk Flare in OJ 287

Solved: Astronomers Identify Origin of Mysterious Flares in Galaxy OJ 287

In a distant galaxy, a cosmic dance between two supermassive black holes emits periodic flashes of light.
Grass earth and roots

Ground Rules for Healthy Soil

Understanding soil to understand climate change.
Velcro tape on black background

Versatile Velcro™

Velcro is used in many spaces, from spacecraft to shoes. A relatively recent invention, it was inspired by the close observation of nature.
Demonstrators from from over 30 environmental organizations rally supporters for transit and environmental justice during the 2022 Earth Day Strike organized by the Sunrise Movement of Pittsburgh and Pittsburghers for Transit Justice at the City County Building on April 22, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Toward Environmental Justice: Key Concepts

Environmental justice results from the equitable distribution of environmental benefits and harms through the restructuring of systems of oppression.
Credits: Frank Summers (STScI), Greg Bacon (STScI), Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Leah Hustak (STScI), Joseph Olmsted (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI); Science by: Steve Finkelstein (UT Austin), Rebecca Larson (RIT), Micaela Bagley (UT Austin)

NASA’s Deepest 3D Fly-through of the Universe

From the present day all the way to less than 400 million years after the Big Bang, we're seeing how the Universe grew up like never before.
Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia’s Global Story

Native to Paraguay, Ka’a he’e followed a circuitous path through Indigenous medicine, Japanese food science, and American marketing to reach the US sweeteners market.
A robot handing a file folder to a woman

The New “Hybrid Work” is “AI + Humans”

The major transformation in the where of modern workplaces is about to collide with a transformation in who is doing that work.
League of Women Voters representatives gather around a table on a sidewalk while writing and mimeographing news releases to hand out at train stops en route to the Democratic Convention.

The League of Women Voters Takes On the Environment

Having won the right to vote, some suffragists moved on to fight water pollution and protect the environment.