A new documentary explores how climate change is affecting the world’s glaciers.
Ponytail physics, the sloshing in a coffee cup, and an opera about the universe feature in this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
Food waste is a growing problem in the U.S., so what can we do to fix it?
Composer and instrument builder Paul Rudolph makes music from garbage. John Powell, physicist and author of How Music Works, chimes in with an explanation of how Rudolph’s modifications to the instruments helps transform noise into notes.
A provocative new study suggests humans are slowly becoming less intelligent and emotionally stable.
Nearly 60 years later, James Watson reflects on the legendary race to solve the structure of DNA.
Physicist Sean Carroll of Caltech talks about the search for the Higgs boson, and what comes next.
A look beneath Earth’s surface at what may be causing the planet’s poles to wander back and forth.