June 9, 2023
Paleontologists explain how their work was inspired by the classic film, ‘Jurassic Park.’ Plus, a collaborative investigation finds companies are issuing over a billion pounds of pollution more than their permits allow. And, scientists use CRISPR to engineer a reduction in disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
‘Brainwashed’ Examines the Value of Brain Scans
What, if anything, can brain scans reveal about the mind at work?
Not One, but Three ‘Goldilocks Planets’?
In a nearby solar system, astronomers say they found three planets that could support life.
The nuts and bolts of designing, building and living in a 140-square-foot home.
Is Free Will Just an Illusion?
As neuroscientific research reveals the underlying causes of behavior, will we come to see our lives as predetermined?
How to Be a Better Boss, the Power of Peer Pressure, and More
A roundup science stories or studies that blow our mind, tickle our funny bone, or generally strike our fancy.
The Human Brain, Ready for Its Close-up
Researchers have created the most detailed three-dimensional brain model to date.
This Math Problem Is Just Ducky
Laura Overdeck, the founder of Bedtime Math, shares a brain teaser for your kids.
Beaming Internet to the Boondocks, Via Balloon
Google plans to deliver 3G-speed Internet to the world’s most remote corners using helium balloons.
A Calculating Win for China’s New Supercomputer
China’s new ‘Milky Way 2’ supercomputer is twice as fast as the best American machines.
Vegetables Respond to a Daily Clock, Even After Harvest
Researchers have found that cabbages can maintain a circadian rhythm, even in the store.
Coffee’s Natural Creamer
What’s that frothy stuff that sits on top of an espresso?
E.O. Wilson’s Advice for Future Scientists
Math might not matter, and other musings on the makings of a great scientist.
Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Math
Some parents are skipping the bedtime stories and tucking kids in with equations.
Physicists Find New Particle, Look for Answers
Despite the discovery of the Higgs boson, mysteries still abound in theoretical physics.
Coffee’s Natural Creamer
Coffee beans are filled with oils that emerge from coffee grounds under high pressure. These oils form the cremaâ€”the frothy stuff on top of an espresso.
Confessions of a Former Snake Wrangler
E.O. Wilson shares the secret ingredient to becoming a scientist.
Paper Tale: The Life Of An Origami Artist
Robert J. Lang helped take origami to the next level, developing computer software to create increasingly complex designs with applications ranging from art to engineering.
Angry Legos, Roman Wonder Concrete, Beating Boredom, and More
A roundup of science stories or studies that blow our mind, tickle our funny bone, or generally strike our fancy.
Their World Is Oysters
A trip to a shellfish hatchery in Washington reveals a bustling operation.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Talks Climate and Carbon
The former environmental activist takes measure of the city’s carbon footprint.