Photosynthesis signaling within plant cells is fundamental to life. Find out how a new discovery explains what triggers the process, potentially boosting crop yields and even helping cure cancer.
Doomed Planet May Foretell Earth’s Ultimate Fate
A doomed planet orbiting an aging star has been observed for the first time. Find out what this discovery can contribute to our search for life on other worlds.
Why Domestic Chores Matter Less to Men
Domestic chores overwhelmingly fall to women in most households. Find out the psychology behind this disparity and why it doesn't give men a free pass to avoid housework.
Biodiversity Conference Commits to Protect 30% of Natural World
A UN biodiversity conference called COP15 has ended with a deal involving 196 countries. Find out why environmentalists are hailing it as a landmark agreement, and what it will take to put its terms in place.
Artemis I Returns Home After Successful Mission
Artemis I is NASA’s just-completed, uncrewed test mission to the moon and back. Find out what the mission has accomplished, now that its splashdown is complete.
Music Training Improves Brain Function and Mood
Music training has been a recognized mental health treatment since the dawn of time. Find out how a new study shows that learning to play an instrument improves our cognition while relieving depression, anxiety and stress.
Reforestation Plans Require More than Saying “Plant More Trees”
Reforestation plans play a central role in global strategies to solve the climate crisis. Find out why simply getting millions of saplings into the ground doesn’t deliver long-term success.
Artemis I On Its Way to the Moon
Artemis I is a 26-day, uncrewed mission to travel around the moon and return to Earth. Find out how the powerful SLS rocket finally got off the ground and what the mission hopes to accomplish.
Screen Time Better for Teens than Disconnection
Screen time worries many parents, who fear it interferes with social development. Find out why a new study shows that restricted Internet access is more detrimental to teen self-esteem.
COP27 – What’s at Stake for the Climate and the Planet
COP27, the UN’s annual meeting on climate change, starts November 6. Find out what’s on the agenda and why success at this gathering is essential to humanity’s future