Half of Americans are living with dangerous levels of air pollution
April 30, 2014, 12:58 p.m. by John Platt
A new report from the American Lung Association finds that nearly 148 million Americans breathe unhealthy air.
We finally know why the 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 million people
April 29, 2014, 1:55 p.m. by John Platt
The answer might have an impact on how we vaccinate against future pandemics.
Cooler summer predicted for Northeast, Great Lakes
April 25, 2014, 3:13 p.m. by John Platt
But the central and southern parts of the country could experience hotter-than-usual temperatures.
Now you can use Google Street View to go back in time
April 24, 2014, 3:42 p.m. by John Platt
Slide through the past 7 years to see how buildings have changed or what areas look like in different seasons.
Graphene discovery: A low-end kitchen blender can make a high-end batch of this valuable material
April 23, 2014, 1:09 p.m. by John Platt
Just pour some graphite powder into a kitchen blender, add detergent and hit 'mix.' (But please don't try this at home.)
Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wilderness
April 23, 2014, 12:30 p.m. by John Platt
For decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska's Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.
Infrared radiation could be the next big source of renewable energy
April 8, 2014, 5:02 p.m. by John Platt
The light emitted after the sun sets could be harvested, according to a new study.
Deserts don't just absorb carbon dioxide, they squirrel it away for safekeeping
April 8, 2014, 10:23 a.m. by John Platt
This surprising discovery won't be enough to stop climate change, but it will help, researchers say.
Emoticon evolution: 21 different emotions mapped by new computer program
April 1, 2014, 12:26 p.m. by John Platt
The computer can not only tell if you're happy, it can identify more complex emotions such as 'happily disgusted.'
8 quirky facts about the platypus
Remember that kid who invented a way to clean up ocean plastic? He's back, and it's happening
11 home remedies for laryngitis
5 natural remedies for rosacea
Hubble has 12 new images of Messier objects, and they're spectacular
New study finally explains why calorie restriction can extend your lifespan