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Were your teen years exhausting? School schedules may be why

EnlargeJetta Productions If you went to high school in the US, you may recall early morning extracurriculars, sleeping through first period algebra,...

Music on the brain: Listening can influence our brain’s activity

Enlarge People have long tried to use music as a tool to improve their abilities. Soldiers chanted songs when marching into battle,...

Examining the game industry’s hidden impacts on climate change

Enlarge / Water water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink...Getty Images | Aurich Lawson Amid the stress of living on...

Should we be trying to create a circular urine economy?

EnlargePeter Dazeley Removing urine from wastewater and using it as fertilizer has the potential to decrease nutrient loading in water bodies and...

Physics meets paleontology: The hotly debated mechanics of pterosaur flight

EnlargeJulius Csotonyi A group of researchers has recently made an astounding discovery. Using an innovative imaging technique, an international team of scientists...

How to go from eating mosquitos in Siberia to leading a NASA mission

Enlarge / Lindy Elkins-Tanton, second from left, and colleagues in Siberia.Scott Simper / ASU Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a Siberian-river-running, arc-welding, code-writing, patent-holding,...

An encyclopedia of geology that’s less a reference than a journey

Enlarge / An amethyst may make a good metaphor for geology as a whole.Getty Images To outsiders, geology can seem as dull...

Scientists blast out Earth’s location with the hope of reaching aliens

The Large Magellanic Cloud, the largest satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. Accurate estimates of the distance to this galaxy help calibrate measurements of...

Lithium costs a lot of money—so why aren’t we recycling lithium batteries?

EnlargeGetty Images Earth Day is April 22, and its usual message—take care of our planet—has been given added urgency by the challenges highlighted...

The ancient origins of glass

Enlarge / This glass fish was found in a fairly modest private house in Amarna, buried under a plaster floor along with a few...

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