Science

Vegetables being cooked in a pan

Cooking food alters the microbiome

Whether food is cooked or raw has a distinct effect on gut microbes, researchers find.

Greta Thunberg at the United Nations

Why Greta Thunberg is so powerful

Researchers analyze how Greta Thunberg’s moral framing influenced the impact of her United Nations speech.

A row of content mice

Finding alternatives to animal testing

Researchers are helping the EPA eliminate animal testing by using stem cells.

UCLA water faucet

UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state.

Two scientists in lab coats looking at a tooth sample

Where DNA falls short in cracking crimes, scientists can use this new tool

Crime buffs know DNA has transformed forensics, but isn't always good enough. That's where proteomics comes in.

Tall trees in a clearing

Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

Human-driven land clearing and climate change are risking a devastating biodiversity crash.

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How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all

Newark is the latest U.S. city to struggle with high lead levels in drinking water. We can end this crisis.

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75 percent of Florida's oranges have been lost to disease. Can science save citrus?

Farmers and researchers try to hold off a deadly citrus greening that's now reached California long enough to find a cure.

Heat map of the world's climate

Media creates false balance on climate science, study shows

About half of mainstream media visibility goes to climate-change deniers, many of whom are not climate scientists.

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Einstein was right about relativity, UCLA says — for now

Welcome to ‘extreme astrophysics’ — the most detailed study ever of a supermassive black hole and Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

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