Tabetha’s star uses the power of citizen science to solve new astronomical mysteries.
Dr. Bo Chen and his team of researchers at Yale University have figured out a way to activate the stem cell ability of MGs, a special group of glial cells in the retina. Their discovery could someday help restore eyesight to patients whose retinas have been damaged by disease.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are an ever-increasing global health concern, but one team of scientists from Melbourne have brought us closer to a solution with tiny, star-shaped polymers that may prove more effective at killing bacteria than any antibiotic drug ever has.
A marine study at the University of Oxford illuminates the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans by probing deep-sea organisms instead of organisms from more-commonly-studied aquatic environments.
The human female orgasm, unlike the male orgasm, is uncommon during heterosexual intercourse and has no direct connection to reproduction. How is it that it came to exist?
A series of dazzling crystals and minerals are now on display in the David Friend Hall of the Peabody Museum. The display sets a high standard for natural history museums around the world.
Yale Senior Devin Cody stands at the forefront of scientific research, studying radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, rockets with SpaceX, and quantum computers with the Yale Quantum Institute.
Host Brendan Byrne investigates space exploration in a new NPR podcast.
Climate change has begun, and there’s evidence to prove it. Around the world scientists have recorded atmospheric CO2 above 400 parts per million, a level defined as the ceiling for safe CO2 concentrations.
Contrary to the first hypothesis about the increased prevalence of obesity and type two diabetes, humans did not evolve to increase fat storage. More likely, the recent rise in metabolic diseases results from epigenetic factors and the gut microbiome.