The film tells the stories of a soldier addicted to painkillers, and a doctor with no time for her patients.
Bacteria locked under Antarctic lake ice may shed light on life’s limits, and the possibility of life on other worlds.
Two astronauts answer your questions and discuss the many curiosities of living in space.
NASA officials weigh in on the flurry of planetary science news from the past week.
The law has many protections for patients—but could it cause higher premiums and doctor shortages?
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.