Science & Society

  1. Space

    You can get involved in science during the 2024 solar eclipse

    The sun will be near the peak of its activity cycle during the eclipse on April 8, 2024. That will make it a great time to crowdsource solar research.

  2. Science & Society

    These teens are using science to make the world a better place

    Finalists in the 2023 Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge are doing projects that aim to help others.

  3. Psychology

    This scientist knows how to frighten you

    Margee Kerr studies how and why people seek out frightening situations. She aims to use fear to help people lead happier and more empowered lives.

  4. Tech

    Talking through a tube can trick AI into mistaking one voice for another

    Researchers crafted tubes that can trick AI into mistaking one person’s voice for another’s. Bad guys could use such tricks to hack into accounts.

  5. Tech

    Human teleportation? This century we’re stuck doing it virtually

    If teleportation is defined as being transported instantly to another place, then it’s already happening — via extended reality and holograms.

  6. Chemistry

    Scientists turn plastic wastes into soap

    Chemists developed a way to turn plastic waste into surfactants. Those chemicals could one day become key recruits in a greener war on grime.

  7. Animals

    Where does Godzilla get his atomic breath?

    Some secrets of the kaiju’s atomic breath can be explained with creative applications of physics and biology.

  8. Tech

    Magic, cooking and droids inspire this roboticist

    Dennis Hong and his team design human-like robots that can help solve problems and also entertain.

  9. Science & Society

    Top 10 tips for how Gen Z’ers can get the best online experiences

    Emerging data point to how today’s teens can maximize their screen time’s benefits while limiting its risks.

  10. Humans

    This archeologist reconstructs the past with animal bones

    Tagging along with her mom paved the way for her career as an archeologist, Pamela Akuku says. She now studies how ancient humans modified animal bones.

  11. Tech

    New device can harvest clean energy from humid air anywhere

    Unlike solar power, this new source of electricity is available day or night.

  12. Tech

    What is my pet saying? Scientists are working to find out

    Researchers are using artificial intelligence for pet-translation apps. One day, it might put into words what our furry friends are vocalizing.