A recent survey by the Pew Research Center measured the interest of science and health stories from online adults. While stories of science and technology are often grouped with stories of health and medicine, different groups often discern interest in the two.
It isn’t often middle school students are selected to represent their country internationally. It also isn’t often that girls and minorities are given a chance to succeed in fields like science and technology. But new opportunity in a small country halfway across the world may help empower local communities often left behind in STEM fields.
The drought in the West has revived questions about who wins and loses when there's not enough water. But for Native American tribes, this is nothing new. Many spent years in court fighting for their water and only in recent years have some started seeing the benefits.
Deserts like the American Southwest are expected to get drier as the climate warms. That’s bad news for soil microbes, according to a global study co-authored by researchers at Northern Arizona University.
Planetary scientists intend to use a new type of drill to look for signs of life far beneath the surface of Mars. But before the drill can be used in space, engineers must first try it out in the most similar environments Earth can provide.
As the result of a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico, the Colorado River received a pulse flow of water in spring 2014 that once again connected the river to the Gulf of California.