Stock markets around the world have been plummeting, led by the crash of the Shanghai Stock Exchange. What’s happening, and how will it affect the U.S.?
Archives for August 2015
In a week without major earthquakes, there are things to be learned from smaller tremors in the Atlantic and in Europe.
Male breast cancer is very rare, but it affects many families. Just as with women’s breast cancer, hormone treatments can be the answer.
Does DNA store information in the same way that a computer stores data? Let’s compare the data storage in computers with the genetic code that translates DNA to RNA and amino acids.
It was a busy week for tropical cyclones. But signs of fall are showing up, and the earth is definitely getting hotter.
The average global land and sea temperatures were higher in July, 2015 than they have been for thousands of years. Exactly how hot was it? And how hot might it get in the future?
A new study finds that the more TV children watched as toddlers, the more likely they were to be victims of bullying in middle school.
This week saw earthquakes in the western Pacific and Gulf of Aden. But why did an earthquake in California make more news than a smaller one in Colorado?
Scientists of WW II developed atomic weapons from plutonium; they wanted peaceful applications. The cleanup of past mistakes and disasters must come first.
Fierce storms loom over Asia, while much of the Northern Hemisphere bakes in the Dog Days of summer. What dog is it and why does he have the hot days named after him?