August 6, 2012 KBIAWhen it's hot and humid, you probably don't want to move much and aren't very hungry. The same goes for cows; but when they don't eat, farmers lose money. Using weather data, a new app called Thermal Aid detects the threat of heat stress and offers farmers tips to keep their cows healthy.
July 4, 2012 Science literacy brings independence to the individual and the nation. But American science education is in crisis. What can be done to improve it, inside and outside the classroom?
June 6, 2012 The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, a charity that helps raise money to support the NIH, today announced a $100,000 prize to encourage young scientists. A big check awaits an outstanding young researcher, who happens to be as old as 52.
May 29, 2012 Making the cost of tuition depend on which major you choose is a terrible idea, especially if those higher costs hit students longing for a life in science and technology.
April 23, 2012 Commentator Stuart Kauffman argues that there is more to life than science. He says that we can't know everything, especially what will happen in the future.
December 23, 2011 The Obama administration is trudging ahead with policies designed to protect the integrity of scientific research. But critics of the process say the policies that have been released so far don't do enough to prevent political manipulation of science.
December 22, 2011 The journal Science has withdrawn a study from 2009 that suggested an obscure virus causes chronic fatigue syndrome. The findings raised patients' hopes for effective treatments. But scientists who raced to confirm the viral link failed to do so.
October 12, 2011 Park rangers thwart poachers' plans to sell a baby gorilla in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now, caretakers are watching little Shamavu around the clock.
August 8, 2011 "I can go to the Franklin Mountains in West Texas and stand next to what was once part of Coats Land in Antarctica," a geochemist says. That may come as a surprise to anyone who's been enduring West Texas' heat wave.
July 19, 2011 A high-pitched sound on Morning Edition imitated the hearing condition tinnitus, but offended listeners' ears.
February 22, 2011 People who love to adorn themselves with over-the-top accessories may want to thank UCLA for opening a new path to enablement. Biologists from the school have found that heightened individuality is an integral part of life in large groups of social animals.
December 15, 2010 Doctors now study the effects of religion on the brain — an area called neurotheology. Researchers, such as Andrew Newberg, author of "Principles of Neurotheology," discovered that parts of the brain act differently when people meditate or pray.