Worsening fires are now a fact of life for the west. But can we coexist with them? Plus, new findings suggest that streetlights are contributing to the decline of insect populations. And two creatures of the night battle it out during the Charismatic Creature Carnival.
This briefly-blooming plant gave Japanese artists a distinctive dye—and helped scientists answer a color chemistry mystery.
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Meet our sixth cohort of Science Friday Educator Collaborators and the learning experiences they created from Science Friday stories.
While wildfires blaze out west, Hurricane Ida wallops the eastern United States, more evidence that extreme weather is tied to climate change.
Some schools are buying air purification systems that may not work as well as a standard HEPA filter, according to air quality experts.
Virologist Angela Rasmussen debunks the latest COVID-19 home remedy, and weighs in on new variants.
Climate models suggest that a crucial ocean circulation pattern is already changing—a sign that we’re heading toward climate tipping points.
The Myers-Briggs has arrived, but what does it tell us?
Many organizations moved to require COVID-19 vaccinations after Pfizer’s shot got FDA approval. What impact will it have on the pandemic?
The ancestors of modern birds survived the mass extinction event that killed other dinosaurs 66 million years ago. New fossils offer one theory as to why.
Learn about thermal energy by examining the design of Cherokee fire pots, then reflect on Indigenous ways of knowing and westernized notions of science.
Who were Myers and Briggs anyway?