NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with LAist Studios Science Reporter Jacob Margolis about his exploration of wildfires in his new podcast, The Big Burn.
Bodies continued to be pulled from debris Tuesday in the hardest-hit city of Cianjur. Experts say proximity to fault lines, the shallowness of the quake and poor infrastructure all worsened the toll.
Scientists studying a gas giant planet have found that it's partly cloudy and that its atmosphere gets altered by starlight from its host star.
Over 23,000 neuroscientists gathered in San Diego last week to hear the latest discoveries on how the brain works.
The treatments were highly popular earlier in the pandemic. One by one, they got knocked out by more convenient, less expensive treatment options, and new COVID variants.
Physician Siddhartha Mukherjee explains how cellular science could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer, HIV, Type 1 diabetes and sickle cell anemia. His new book is The Song of the Cell.
The close approach of 81 miles occurred as the crew capsule and its three wired-up dummies were on the far side of the moon. Astronauts will take Orion for a ride around the moon as early as 2024.
The nanosatellites will observe the health of the land to help people make the best use of their countries' natural resources. A growing number of African countries are venturing into space.
The mass of the Earth can now be measured as 6 ronnagrams rather than 6,000 yottagrams. An electron's mass can now be said to be about 1 rontogram rather than 0.001 yoctograms.
NASA says an extensive review of historical records found no evidence that Webb ever led or supported purges of government employees who were gay. But some astronomers think that's a pretty low bar.
We often equate youth with success at work. Physicist and network scientist Albert-László Barabási put this belief to the test, and found that with persistence, we can be successful at any age.
Galaxies that existed soon after the Big Bang turn out to be surprisingly bright, a discovery that's both thrilled and puzzled scientists who study how the universe evolved over time.
The FDA has taken a first step towards green-lighting cultivated meat. The agency gave a safety nod to Upside Foods, which provided documentation to show their meat grown from animal cells is safe.
New research points to a surprising way to stop spillovers of Hendra virus, which is harbored by bats. It's not often that it jumps to horses, then humans, but when it does, the result are brutal.
A recent study in the journal Current Biology found that people danced 12% more when very low frequency bass was played.