Science

Spiders

Spiders Can Fly Thousands of Miles With Electric Power

For the first time, scientists have empirically verified electricity’s role in the ballooning abilities of spiders.
Becky Ferreira
7.5.18
nature

A Lone Wolf Left Chernobyl’s Radioactive Exclusion Zone—Will Others Follow?

The young gray wolf travelled 369 km outside of its home range in 21 days.
Jordan Pearson
7.3.18
Animation

We Talked to a Scientist Who Makes Those Incredibly Satisfying Computer Animations

Physics-based animation can be used to test the strength of bridges, make hyper-real animated films, and blow your mind.
Mirjam Guesgen
6.29.18
Science Solved It

Meat Rain, Blood Waterfalls, and Chemtrails Star in the Second Season of Our Podcast

Science Solved It returns Tuesday, June 26 with all new episodes.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.25.18
Conservation

A Researcher Got Paid $300,000 to Resign After He Said Shooting Wolves Is Bad

Robert Wielgus, director of the Carnivore Conservation Lab, received a settlement from the school after he sued for infringing on his academic freedom.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.15.18
sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment Is Driving Women Out of STEM and Slowing Down Scientific Advancement

"The consequence of this is a significant and costly loss of talent in science, engineering, and medicine," a 285-page landmark study finds.
Deidre Olsen
6.14.18
Maple Leaf Cookies

I Ate a Canadian Tasting Menu for Astronauts and It Was More Swanson Than ‘Jetsons’

The menu for astronaut David Saint-Jacques's mission into space included maple leaf cookies and a whole lot of fish.
Nick Rose
5.11.18
Design Bias

Pregnant Researchers Often Get No Lab Safety Guidance

I spoke with eight women who had to lean on their own scientific expertise to guide them through one or more pregnancies while working in a laboratory.
Rose Eveleth
5.7.18
Dig Deep

The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Brian Anderson
4.14.18
electronic minds

To Boldly Transcend All Limits: The Visionary Legacy of Stephen Hawking

Hawking was not only a top scientist, but also a great science writer and a visionary thinker interested in space exploration and colonization, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the long-term future of our species.
Giulio Prisco
3.14.18
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Has Died at 76

Hawking was one of humanity's most important scientists and leaves behind an ongoing project to send a small spacecraft to Earth's closest star system.
Jason Koebler
3.14.18
Conservation

Most Hunt Management Plans Aren’t Based in Science

In a new study, 60 percent of plans—spanning Canadian provinces and US states—lacked a scientific approach.
Lisa Cumming
3.7.18