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NASA needs your help to improve its space laser

NASA recently launched a new satellite with an ambitious goal: it will measure the height of every forest on the planet. It's part of an effort to figure out how much ...

On board Virgin Orbit’s flying launchpad

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit is taking an unusual approach to putting satellites in space: the company wants to launch them in midair off the wing of a Boeing ...

This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities

Sea level rise is already redrawing coastlines around the world. What happens when the coast retreats through a major city? We look at how the world map will ...

The at-home DNA test craze is putting us all at risk

Investigators have begun solving violent crimes through a new kind of DNA search — one that relies on DNA data from popular at-home DNA tests like 23andMe ...

Unlocking the secrets hidden inside your voice

Your voice says a lot about you, and it has nothing to do with what you're saying. Your voice's tone, pitch, pace, and other “vocal biomarkers” can reveal much ...

The underground life forms that have taken over Centralia

Centralia, Pennsylvania was a town destroyed by a nightmarish, decades-long subterranean fire. While there are almost no people left there, scientists have ...

Everything wrong with the young blood injection craze

The FDA recently issued a bulletin warning people not to buy injections of “young blood.” Why on Earth does the government even need to say such a thing?

Who’s to blame for the neurotoxin poisoning the Pacific?

The crabbing industry in California is under siege: from toxic algae, climate change, and, some argue, Big Oil. We spent a day on a fishing boat to find out what's ...

How astronauts train for a worst-case spacewalk

Underwater space stations, Mars rover simulators, and space walk VR: NASA has built quite the futuristic playground to help its astronauts prepare for missions.

We tested NYC water for lead and the results were confounding

Lead contamination got a lot of national attention because of the crisis in Flint, Michigan. But today, lead pipes are still tainting tap water across America. In this ...

Moon exploration is coming back in a big way

You might think of old Apollo missions as the heyday of moon exploration, but that may soon change. After years of relative quiet in lunar missions, many ...

This algorithm decodes rat squeaks and could revolutionize animal research

Rats are social and chatty critters, but most of their chatter is above the frequency that human ears can hear. If researchers could listen to what rats are “saying,” ...

Is gallium nitride the silicon of the future?

The global electronics industry has been fueled by silicon from the get-go, but that may soon change. Products are slowly appearing that replace silicon with ...

Tiny meteorites are everywhere. Here’s how to find them.

Tons of tiny meteorites fall to Earth every day, but are next to impossible to find once they land. At least, that's what the science community thought. In this pilot ...

Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

Practical fusion power, as the joke goes, has been “decades away...for decades.” But recent advancements in advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence ...

Your future tech may rely on deep-sea mining

As the demand grows for the metals that power electronics, we may have to look farther and farther for mining opportunities. The next big mining frontier is the ...

This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This year, if all goes well, astronauts will launch to space on a private craft for the first time in history. It's SpaceX's big chance to show NASA that it can be trusted ...

Why doctors are worried about the Apple Watch EKG

The Apple Watch Series 4 learned a new trick: it can now perform an EKG, or electrocardiogram. It's a test that can detect heart problems, and it could save lives.

Training for Mars on an active volcano

There's no way to know what life at a Mars colony will really be like — but on the side of an active volcano in Hawaii, NASA has built the next best thing.

The kilogram has changed forever. Here’s why.

In November, scientists from around the world met in Paris to do something remarkable: they redefined the kilogram. This standard of measure was once based ...

How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication

Science is a language unto itself, and scientists rely on precise, standard terminology for common ground in their work. But for deaf researchers and students, ...