As long ago as the 1890s, scientists predicted that increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would lead to a warming planet, particularly in the Arctic, where the loss of reflective snow and sea ice would further warm the region.
A hot desert wind is carrying a massive cloud of Saharan dust into the southern United States this week.
Farmworkers are essential workers who must decide every morning whether they will leave their home to work the fields to provide for their families and the nation.
The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.
What Is the Summer Solstice? an Astronomer Explains
Along with the revival of professional sports comes the yearning for a return to amateur sports – high school, college and club.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant amount of attention on our mental health.
The number per state ranges widely, from 319 in Vermont to 2,388 in Louisiana.
The point is to make sure hospitals have space for those who get sick.
The U.S. government is fighting to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Testing is central to these efforts. Molecular biologist and viral researcher Maureen Ferran answers some basic questions about how these diagnostic tests work – and if there are enough to go around.
The coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has created enormous anxiety, uncertainty, and disruption to our lives.
A scene from a 1911 staging of the ancient Greek classic ‘Oedipus Rex.
It’s hard to make this shift on short notice.
At Columbia University and hundreds of other schools, all students are suddenly learning online.
Alaska Native girls prepare to dance in honor of the beginning of the 2020 Census in rural Alaska. The Census count begins in this state out of necessity and tradition.
The extent to which parents and educators encourage children to think mathematically in the years before they enter grade one are critically important for math foundations.