Todays BIG Story

Does marijuana affect your sleep?
file-20170906-9823-mrt3sc.jpg

Results may vary. Stokkete/shutterstock.com If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana,...

Trump speaks at the UN: 5 takeaways
file-20170919-18176-s8e8jc.jpg

It is a short distance from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to the United Nations headquarters on First...

Flood insurance is broken. Here are some ways to fix it
file-20170918-8258-g4gozy.jpg

Hundreds of thousands of Americans whose homes were damaged or destroyed by flooding from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma don’t know how they will pay for repairs, rebuilding or...

'Medicare for all' could be cheaper than you think
file-20170917-8125-dhhmhr.jpg

Public support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican...

The most important ways parents can prepare children for school
file-20170915-8076-e5cki3.jpg

With school starting, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed. Almost everyone knows that reading books with young children is important, and it is. But...

Sleepy teenage brains need school to start later in the morning
file-20170911-9457-30xndu.jpg

Millions of high schoolers are fighting with their alarm clocks as they start another academic year....

Saving amphibians from a deadly fungus means acting without knowing all the answers
file-20170919-22632-17ks4he.jpg

The calls of frogs on warm nights in the spring are a welcome sound, telling listeners that the seasons are changing and summer is coming. Today, however, ponds that once echoed...

As a warming climate changes Kodiak bears' diets, impacts could ripple through ecosystems
file-20170918-15679-kfvv1g.JPG

After several years of studying brown bear ecology on Alaska’s Kodiak Island, I grew used to walking...

Does marijuana affect your sleep?
file-20170906-9823-mrt3sc.jpg

Results may vary. Stokkete/shutterstock.com If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana,...

How the latest effort to repeal Obamacare would affect millions
file-20170919-22701-b07sdf.jpg

At the end of July, the nation held its collective breath as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Science communicators must consider short-term objectives while keeping their eyes on the prize
file-20170919-22604-dfrj54.jpg

Most scientists say they got into science to make the world a better place and recognize this means sharing what they learn with a range of other people. But deciding to engage...

Languages don't all have the same number of terms for colors – scientists have a new theory why
file-20170917-25673-migist.png

People with standard vision can see millions of distinct colors. But human language categorizes these...