By not including everyone, genome science has blind spots

It’s been about 20 years since scientists unveiled a rough draft of the human genome. This…

Active bodies build stronger brains

Staying spry and fit can help people stay sharp in their golden years. Now, a new…

New ‘ionic wind’ can dry foods while preserving nutrients

Once a piece of fruit or a vegetable is picked, it starts to go bad. One…

Analyze This: Some dogs quickly learn new words

Sit. Stay. Roll over! Our puppy pals can typically learn such commands with ease. Grasping the…

Some young adults will volunteer to get COVID-19 for science

Within a few weeks, researchers will deliberately expose dozens of healthy young volunteers to the new…

Scientists Say: Weather

Weather (noun, “WEH-ther”) Weather refers to the state of the atmosphere in a particular place and…

Unusual mud shell covers an Egyptian mummy

In ancient Egypt, a mud wrap did not necessarily mean a day at the spa. Scientists…

Healthy soils are life-giving black gold

Look out the window or walk over to a patch of soil near your home. Depending…

Soil (and its inhabitants) by the numbers

Relatively speaking, Earth doesn’t have that much soil. Some 71 percent of our planet is covered…

What you can do to improve soils

Soil didn’t always exist. It grew slowly over the millennia as rocks weathered into smaller particles…