May 29, 2020

Unsung Heroes of Science

Understanding what evidence and data really mean.

May 28, 2020

A Walk to a Well

New technologies may be rejected for unexpected reasons.

May 27, 2020

Behind the Numbers

Should hand pumps be installed in remote African villages? Ask a statistician.

May 26, 2020

Grey Water

If water isn’t drinkable, that doesn’t mean it’s not usable.

May 25, 2020

Cloud Water

A large cumulous cloud weighs about the same as a 747.

May 22, 2020

Chemicals R Us

Approximately 4000 new chemicals are registered each day.

May 21, 2020

Hand Sanitizers Come Under Scrutiny

A widely used category of chemical substances could have harmful side-effects.

May 20, 2020


A chemical compound found in many home cleansing products could be doing more than just clean.

May 19, 2020

Stealth Nanoparticles

If nanoparticles from consumer products end up in solid wastes, what effect could that have on the environment?

May 18, 2020

Nano Membranes

Wastewater plants typically don’t filter out pharmaceuticals from our water supply.

May 15, 2020


According to the US Geological Survey, much of our fresh water is contaminated by caffeine.

May 14, 2020

Poison Ivy Meets Citizen Science

Here’s a way you can help track and control poison ivy.

May 13, 2020

Preventing a Stroke

Designing a drug that could help stroke patients maximize whatever bypass arteries they may have.

May 12, 2020

Stealth Vessels

After a stroke, a specialized network of blood vessels redirects the flow of blood in the brain.

May 11, 2020

Surviving Strokes

Why are some patients able to survive a stroke and others not?

May 8, 2020

Bad Name, Good Sign

Saddled with a dicey moniker, Hellbenders are indicators of a healthy water ecosystem.

May 7, 2020


North America’s largest salamander can reach a length of two feet and weigh up to five pounds.

May 6, 2020

Dynamics of Collaboration

Working together, engineers turn misunderstandings to their advantage.

May 5, 2020

Silent Blade

An owl’s wing inspires a quiet turbine.

May 4, 2020

Shoreline Research

An immersive glimpse of the intertidal zone, in binaural stereo.

May 1, 2020


Long term studies can help explain why we’re seeing so many Harmful Algae Blooms lately.