Shahla Farzan is a reporter at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
What’s Driving A Rise In Mumps Cases In The United States?
Researchers now think that a third of people lose their vaccine-derived immunity to mumps by age 18.
Sewage Is A Biological Necessity, And A Methane Minefield
Wastewater treatment facilities may release a surprising amount greenhouse gas.
The First Fully Mapped Animal Brain Is The Larva Of A Fruit Fly
A 12-year effort to map the entire brain of a fruit fly larva is finally complete—a meaningful step in understanding things like addiction and consciousness.
Is Spring Falling Out Of Sync?
The delicate timing between plants, wildlife, and seasons can be thrown off balance by warming temperatures.
In Hawai’i, Conservation Has Also Provided Fishermen Economic Benefits
Research at a sacred cultural site—and the world’s largest no-fishing zone—suggests it’s also providing benefits outside its borders.
The Science Behind Why You Should Ask For Help
It’s easy to worry about inconveniencing others, but research shows people are often quite willing to help others.
A Possible Achilles Heel For Troublesome PFAS Chemicals
New research points to a promising way to break down PFAS, the “forever chemicals” that make up nonstick pans and waterproof coatings.
Climate Change’s Toll On Our Social Fabric
Research points to more conflict when our climate changes. Plus, the intergenerational effect of a climate-driven disaster.
The Resurrection Of The American Chestnut
A once-common food staple, this giant tree has essentially disappeared from American forests. Can we bring it back—and should we?
American Chestnut: Resurrecting A Forest Giant
The American Chestnut towered in forests, then disappeared. Now, it’s staging a comeback.