Science & Society

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  1. Earth

    Analyze This: Where are U.S. earthquakes most likely?

    A model used data on historical quakes and measurements from active faults to forecast risks of damaging earthquakes in the next 100 years.

  2. Health & Medicine

    This spice could be the basis of a smart, infection-fighting bandage

    Infused with yellow turmeric, the bandage turns red to highlight the pH of an infection. A teen showed that at the 2024 Regeneron ISEF competition.

  3. Tech

    Holey basketballs! 3-D printing could be a game-changer

    Wilson’s 3-D printed “airless” basketball is nearly silent and will never deflate, but will it prove a slam dunk for players and fans?

  4. Computing

    Teen’s battle simulator could help Ukraine’s troops fend off attacks

    At the 2024 Regeneron ISEF, Volodymyr Borysenko showcased software he created to help Ukraine defend itself in ground attacks by Russia.

  5. Climate

    Climate change is changing how scientists measure time

    Polar ice sheets are melting faster. This is slowing Earth’s spin, which changes how we sync our clocks to tell time.

  6. Health & Medicine

    New tool maps where U.S. heat can pose threats to your health

    The daily updated HeatRisk maps use color coding to show where the health threat from heat is highest. The website also offers tips for staying safe.

  7. Artificial Intelligence

    Does AI steal art or help create it? It depends on who you ask

    With AI image generators on the scene, artists see both power and peril ahead.

  8. Artificial Intelligence

    AI image generators tend to exaggerate stereotypes

    The racism, sexism, ableism and other biases common in bot-made images may lead to harm and discrimination in the real world.

  9. Humans

    Common high-school textbooks promote unscientific views on gender

    Inaccurate descriptions of sex and gender may lead to sexism or prejudice toward people who don’t seem to represent gender norms.