An earthquake in Kathmandu isn’t surprising: Many experts in the region have long expected a big quake. And while Nepali NGOs have worked on educating the public about what to do, it’s hard to prepare for the unknown when the daily pressures of poverty take priority.
When did insects evolve wings? Did you know that insects are crustaceans? Or that lice and insects that undergo metamorphosis share a common ancestor? A groundbreaking new study reveals some fascinating new things about these creatures that make up 80 percent of the world’s known species.
Invasive insects cause at least $77 billion in damage every year, according to a study released Tuesday that says this figure is "grossly underestimated" because it covers only a fraction of the globe.
Whoever wins the US presidency on Nov. 8 will be tasked with managing America's increasingly tense relationship with Russia. And that means managing the future of a decades-long and complicated nuclear relationship with Russia — and with the world.
Black holes may be exotic, but they are hardly rare. Every galaxy has one, including ours. But it's tough to look at and study black holes since their gravitational pull is so powerful light can't escape from them. But thanks to a new telescope that captures high-energy x-rays, NASA scientists are peering at their edges, confirming Einstein's theories, and may have gotten the first glimpse of a new kind of black hole.
Young people will need to understand climate change to make informed decisions in the future. But in many school districts in the US, students receive little or no scientific information about it. Teachers who do try to bring climate science into the classroom can find themselves in trouble.