Science, Tech & Environment

A way to save one of North America's fastest animals

For centuries, herds of pronghorn have traveled hundreds of miles across the west in the second longest land migration in North America. But today, pronghorn often encounter barbed wire fences on private and public land that delay or halt their journey. Now, scientists and wildlife managers are developing fencing systems that allow the pronghorn to cross safely.

Health & Medicine

Scientists are working on ways of predicting where the flu will strike next

The ability to predict when and where the flu might strike or how bad it might be could allow public health professionals — and you — to better prepare for the flu season — avoiding illness, saving the economy billions of dollars and even preventing thousands of deaths. So scientists are hard at work on refining and improving how we can track and forecast the flu.

Health & Medicine

Is marijuana really an effective drug? Surprisingly, scientists have no solid answer

The movement to legalize marijuana for medical use continues to gain momentum in the US. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have approved marijuana for medical use and a handful of states allow recreational use of the drug. As the debate continues, one surprising fact emerges: There is no strong scientific evidence to support the arguments of either side.