In today’s media-saturated political climate, it’s hard to imagine a world in which in news about government policies, court cases, and elected officials was relegated to print news sources. Read this article to learn about some of the ways in which television has impacted American politics.
What happens to the stuff you no longer need? In this interview, author Edward Humes describes the huge amount of trash created in the United States and explains where it goes when we throw it away.
Follow the Mars Curiosity Rover mission in real-time by checking the updates and images on this site.
Robot designers are taking inspiration from the lowly cockroach to develop a tiny tool for saving lives in a disaster.
Most people have seen or ridden a roller-coaster, and either fear riding one or like the ride. So you think you know how a roller coaster works? Compare what you know with what this article tells you.
The idea of nature rebounding from humanity while people are staying home is inspiring. But it isn’t necessarily true.
COVID-19 has the potential to overwhelm hospital resources and infect staff. Find out how robots are helping to ease both of those problems.
During the coronavirus outbreak, people can’t get together to dance in person. But they can still maintain a connection online to avoid feeling isolated.
Learn about the brilliant solution Reporters Without Borders found for evading government censorship.
Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey may seem like pure fiction, but social media tools reveal that they’re at least partly based in fact.
Teenagers are making their voices heard in short, online snippets. Spend some time with an unassuming Internet star.
Watch the video to see a real-life invisibility cloak! Thanks to innovative technology, humans are one step closer to achieving invisibility, which can have practical and military applications.
For most of human history, our view of the universe has been limited to only what the eye could see. But the ingenuity that spurred the Renaissance gave us the beginnings of a more distant view that revolutionized our understanding.
“Video games are a waste of time!” How many times have you heard that? One game designer thinks the contrary—that games and the skills they develop in gamers could be the key to solving some of the biggest challenges facing the real world.
The writer of this article asserts that the risk level of exploration has greatly declined in the 21st century. Exploration is no longer physically demanding. The article presents the idea that perhaps we should redirect our focus of what to explore and how. Consider the new forms exploration might take.
Shubham Banerjee, a 12-year-old student from California, used his Legos to invent an inexpensive Braille printer. He is now making the plans available for free so others can build their own printers.
Did you know that most Americans sleep with some sort of electronic device in their rooms at night? Do you? Find out how this habit might be affecting your sleep.
What’s the most futuristic job you can imagine? Nanotech Engineer? Android Relationship Counselor? Explore these and other jobs of the near and distant future.
A recent production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy puts the viewer at the center of the intrigue and revenge.
Review the past decade’s greatest science stories and breakthroughs gathered in one place. Do any of them blow your mind?