How Bangladeshi farmers found a way to save massive amounts of water. Plus, how (and why) NASA successfully caused a collision between a small spacecraft and an asteroid. And how do you vaccinate a wild racoon? Hint: Fish-flavored candy, and a few helicopters.
A geneticist on the growing evidence for earlier arrivals of First Peoples to North and South America—and how to ethically collect that data.
Genetic anthropologist Jennifer Raff walks through the delicate and precise art of obtaining DNA samples from centuries-old human remains.
Be the most popular person in your group thread: bring your team to the nerdiest virtual trivia night out there, full of science nerdiness!
Blake Crouch imagines a world where your genome can be hacked in his new sci-fi thriller ‘Upgrade.’ Read it with us this August.
This decision marks one of the largest returns of land to an Indigenous nation in U.S. history.
As omicron continues to evolve and reinfect, experts join us to debunk the latest pandemic misinformation and shed light on new boosters.
Author Blake Crouch joins Ira to discuss the not-so-improbable future of gene editing from his new novel, “Upgrade.”
The orthopox virus continues to spread as officials scramble to get on top of the national response.
This week, the world watched as the first science images from the JWST were unveiled. Here’s what it means for astronomy.
#InverteButtWeek is here! Meet the scientists and illustrators who are spreading joy and knowledge about the backends of the backbone-less.
Some black holes sound like a wobbling top, while others rumble in low bass tones. Listen to them yourself, thanks to MIT professor Scott Hughes.
The types of lichens living in a patch of forest may be a better indicator of ecological health than the trees themselves.