Science & Health

The fall equinox is Wednesday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

A brief scientific guide to the first day of fall. The autumnal equinox is upon us: On Wednesday, September 22,… Read More

7 days ago

Our bodies can adapt to hotter conditions — but there’s a limit

Here’s what Olympic athletes can teach us about coping with heat waves. This summer’s Olympic Games could be the warmest… Read More

2 months ago

Watch Sir David Attenborough seduce a cicada with the snap of his fingers

How to summon a cicada. Over the next several weeks, billions of cicadas will continue rising up from the ground… Read More

4 months ago

Please, Trump: Keep telling your supporters the Covid-19 vaccines work

Republicans are the most Covid-19 vaccine hesitant group. Trump can help. Former President Donald Trump has long been a source… Read More

6 months ago

Unexplainable: A new podcast about the most fascinating unanswered questions in science

What we don’t know is awesome. Let us explain. I have a pot of purple shamrocks growing on my bedroom… Read More

7 months ago

“Seven minutes of terror”: Why Thursday’s Mars rover landing is so nerve-wracking

NASA’s Perseverance rover will search for direct evidence of life on Mars. First, it has to land. If all goes… Read More

7 months ago

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