We are intimately connected with light in countless ways. From the practical (think of life without photosynthesis or heat from the Sun) to the convenient (modern technologies ranging from communication to health), light is part of our every day lives in a host of different ways.
I'd have to classify Elvis's death as an Accident. There's no one to blame -- certainly not Elvis. He was a severely injured and ill man. There's no specific negligence on anyone's part and definitely no cover-up or conspiracy of a criminal act.
Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.
On Friday, NASA released a haunting new image taken by the New Horizons space probe during its flyby of Pluto: a look at Pluto's atmosphere under infrared wavelengths. The result is a serene blue glow that outlines the dwarf planet in a perfect circle.
In what is one of the best examples of a partnership between sharing research from a world-class university and providing valuable insights to the public, "Sea Secrets" is made possible by many whose passion is to protect our environment and preserve our oceans.
The EPA has put the Chesapeake Bay on a low-pollution diet, limiting the total amount of pollutants, such as nutrients and sediment. One surprising ally in the battle to save the Bay is the oyster.
While today the fact that the laws of physics have universal validity has become common knowledge, we are still occasionally surprised when we discover that phenomena on very different scales (that are governed by rather different mechanisms) exhibit very similar patterns.
Last week's Curios covered the perils of sleeping on your left side, the healing power of music, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.
A friend overheard that I would be writing essays on religion and science and laughed. "What do religion and science have to do with each other?" he asked. Well, in an earlier time, philosophy, religion, and science were not really separate disciplines.
Many accredited zoos and aquariums have embraced the One Health initiative, which aims to improve human, animal and ecosystem health for a global community.
There is no possibility whatsoever that major facts of science are being withheld or misrepresented in a conspiracy, at least not for any significant consensus conclusion of modern science.