A New Twist On Sowing Seeds
An engineered wooden wrapper helps seeds bury themselves in damp soil.
A Long History Shadows Fight Over California’s Shasta Dam
The Shasta Dam helped turn the state into an agricultural cornucopia—but it destroyed the home of the Winnemem Wintu.
Rapper And Scholar Sammus Confronts AI In Hip-Hop
A conversation with rapper and academic Sammus about what the intersections between hip-hop and AI mean for music.
Appreciating The Brilliance Of Benjamin Banneker
From the stars to cicadas, this self-taught Black scientist left a long legacy.
‘All That Breathes:’ A Story Of Two Brothers Saving New Delhi’s Raptors
The Oscar-nominated documentary follows two brothers on their mission to save black kites.
The Supernatural Side Of Astronomical Events
An astrophysicist explains the science behind some of history’s most notorious astronomical omens.
Why Won’t Museums Return Native American Human Remains?
A groundbreaking policy passed three decades ago ordered institutions to return Native American remains. Many have failed to do so.
UFOs? Balloons? Spy Cams? Here’s What’s Going On
And no, they’re not aliens. Yet. Plus, how AI is being used in drug development, and the startups trying to remove methane from the air.
How The Western U.S. Could Rebuild Its Water Infrastructure
Amid historic drought, what realistic solutions are available to stabilize the future of water in the western U.S.?
Lion’s Mane Mushrooms Improve Memory, Study Finds
Mice fed with the mushroom had better hippocampal memory—a result that may guide new treatments for dementia.