Science Tuesday

Dire warnings about climate change increase in frequency

Climate change is a phrase we have all heard and are likely to hear again. Now, […]

BU professors hail evidence of cosmic inflation as ‘most exciting’ astronomical discovery in 15 years

When you hear about the Big Bang, what do you think? Do you worry about having […]

BU researchers find a happy ending:  Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

BU researchers find a happy ending: Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

Once upon a time. It is an exposition as classic as storybooks themselves. From fairytale collections […]

THC for HIV: Researchers connect psychoactive ingredient of medical marijuana to HIV treatment

THC for HIV: Researchers connect psychoactive ingredient of medical marijuana to HIV treatment

Approximately 50,000 new HIV infections are reported in the United States every year, according to the […]

A place to ‘build stuff’: Touring Boston University’s EPIC facilities

A place to ‘build stuff’: Touring Boston University’s EPIC facilities

“Making stuff is cool.” So says Gerry Fine, director of Boston University’s Engineering Product Innovation Center, where […]

Smaller is better: Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., discover new technique to analyze space dust

“Space dust” might sound like something out of a 1950s-era science fiction novel, but such particles […]

Added sugar can double risk of heart disease mortality, researchers find

Adopting healthy eating habits might require more than just heading for the salad bar in the […]

Helmet designs can reduce concussion risk by 50 percent, study shows

You’ve seen it all over the news lately: concussions pose a serious risk, especially for football […]

Smoky Rooms: Chemicals deposited by cigarette smoke can cause health problems on their own, research shows

Smoky Rooms: Chemicals deposited by cigarette smoke can cause health problems on their own, research shows

We have all been told plenty of times: Smoking is hazardous for your health. Ever since D.A.R.E. came […]

Run for your lives: Exercise for cancer patients can cut mortality rates in half, study suggests

Exercise just may be the key to cure cancer, or at least one step toward getting […]