A prosthetic hand with fingertip sensors installed.

Now closer to reality: Prosthetics that can feel

May 21, 2020

Jacob Segil is working to bring back the sense of touch for amputees, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photo of girl writing in notebook with tablet computer in the background

Coronavirus lays bare inequities in K-12 education

May 18, 2020

Issues in vulnerable communities—including a lack of reliable access to internet or home computers, food and housing insecurity, and digital privacy concerns—have been highlighted by the pandemic.

Mosquito biting a person.

Scientists develop tool to improve disease model accuracy

May 5, 2020

What can researchers do when their mathematical models of the spread of infectious diseases don’t match real-world data?

A hiker walks past one site of the Great Unconformity near the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Geologists work to piece together Earth’s missing memories

April 27, 2020

A team of geologists is digging into what may be Earth’s most famous case of geologic amnesia.

Patricia Rankin

What will it take to close the gender gap in physics? Patricia Rankin is working to find out

April 23, 2020

Physicist Patricia Rankin was an advisor on a new report from the National Academy of Sciences that lays out why women leave science fields—and what institutions can do to reverse that loss.

Sun sets over Earth as seen from a window on the International Space Station.

New satellite to continue 40 years of solar measurements

April 21, 2020

A new space mission will serve as the next phase in a long-running effort to take the temperature of the sun.

The interior of the Super-Kamiokande observatory

Why didn’t the universe annihilate itself? Neutrinos may hold the answer

April 15, 2020

Two physicists are on the hunt for neutrinos, among the most elusive subatomic particles known to science and the possible key to some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.

Two smartphones with CheckPls accessories.

COVID-19 test, PTSD treatment take top honors at New Venture Challenge

April 10, 2020

Six up-and-coming companies vied for more than $100,000 in prize money and investment offers at a virtual event celebrating entrepreneurship.

Series of smartphones with screens reading "Facebook."

Mathematician using Facebook data in the fight against COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Daniel Larremore tracks human diseases through the lens of mathematics. Now, he's joined a national effort to use social media data to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Detail of paintings from a document called the Grolier Codex.

Solving the case of the lost Maya codex

April 6, 2020

An artifact discovered in 1965 may have been a long-rumored fourth Maya codex. It may also have been a forgery. Archaeologist Gerardo Gutiérrez and his colleagues were on the case.

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