Your heart changes in size and shape with exercise – this can lead to heart problems for some athletes and gym rats
People who regularly engage in significant amounts of exercise, as endurance athletes do, may develop enlarged hearts. While athletic heart is...
I’ve been studying astronaut psychology since Apollo − a long voyage to Mars in a confined space could raise stress levels and make the journey more challenging
Can astronauts spend prolonged time in close quarters millions of miles from Earth without killing each other?
What if plants in the area surrounding a nuclear reactor could act as radiation detectors, with the help of a drone?
Making it personal: Considering an issue’s relevance to your own life could help reduce political polarization
Changing the ‘psychological distance’ someone feels toward an issue can shift their attitudes in ways that might help people on opposite...
What is Alaskapox? A microbiologist explains the recently discovered virus that just claimed its first fatality
Alaskapox was discovered in 2015 and has generally only caused mild illness – until now.
‘Energetic’ materials are ones that readily ignite or detonate. The shapes of those materials have a big effect on how they...
Carbon offsets bring new investment to Appalachia’s coal fields, but most Appalachians aren’t benefiting
Large parts of Appalachia’s forests, once owned by coal companies, now make money for investors by storing carbon. But the results...
Murderous mice attack and kill nesting albatrosses on Midway Atoll − scientists struggle to stop this gruesome new behavior
On a small, remote island in the Pacific Ocean, an unlikely predator feasts on the world’s largest albatross colony. Researchers are...
Nikki Haley insists she can lose South Carolina and still get the nomination – but that would defy history
A presidential candidate’s ‘home state advantage’ should help them win a primary, which then bodes well for how they do in...
How politicians can draw fairer election districts − the same way parents make kids fairly split a piece of cake
Electoral redistricting is a high-stakes political game, so Democrats and Republicans have a hard time playing fair. When they’re made to...
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