Scientists detect an unexpected, beautiful aurora in the Solar System
It turns out many more objects in the universe may experience their own Northern Lights than scientists suspected.
Notorious Australian spiders kill humans by "evolutionary coincidence"
A new study explains how a highly venomous group of spiders got their powers.
Meet the “most powerful” team in Science Olympiad
The Troy Science Olympiad team has won 13 national championships, and they’re not stopping anytime soon.
Can planting a trillion trees really help Earth? It's complicated
Scientists explore where it makes most sense to plant carbon-sequestering trees to fight climate change.
"Cascading disasters": soccer-ball sized cameras are cataloging the burning American West
"People like to say that [events like these] are unprecedented. I would say that in this time of extreme climate, everything is precedented."
equinox 2020: why you need to pay attention to the start of fall tomorrow
It only happens twice a year, but this curious celestial phenomenon signals beauty throughout the globe.
Solar storms, anti-solar panels, and the future of clean energy
In this episode, we discuss what the Sun’s energy is capable of — and how solar power technology can improve on its limitations.
The 4 most promising worlds for alien life
The ingredients necessary for life exist beyond Earth.
Covid-19 statistics: 5 common errors armchair experts make
A statistician explains what a lot of people are getting wrong.
Here’s how aliens could study Earth’s atmosphere