Neuroscience graduate student Senegal Alfred Mabry is looking at effects of Parkinson’s disease beyond the most visible body tremors. Plus, snakes evolve faster than their lizard relatives, allowing them to occupy diverse niches. And, the book “Countdown” looks at why the US is modernizing its arsenal, and what it means to exist with nuclear weapons.
It’s squash, pumpkin and gourd season. An expert answers listener questions about these colorful fall favorites.
An English professor discusses how AI is transforming education, and how students and faculty alike can use it responsibly.
Using both JWST and the Chandra Observatory, astronomers discover the oldest known black hole, and confirm a theory.
An engineering professor and author explains how modern life depends on vast, complicated systems you probably never think about.
Chef Dan Souza from Cook’s Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen answers your holiday cooking questions.
On December 11, join the editors and writers of this year’s Best American Science and Nature Writing to reflect on their favorites from last year.
Crisply pixelated video games evoke nostalgia for decades past. But early games, played on boxy CRT televisions, just didn’t look like that.
If given final approval by the FDA, this treatment would be the first to use gene-editing CRISPR technology on humans.
Gene variants inherited from Neanderthals can impact pain tolerance and nose shape in modern humans. What else could they influence?
A $1.9 billion plan to suck up salmon and truck them around dams on the Willamette River raises questions.
A new exhibit at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works museum explores the possibility of a hopeful climate future.