News: Science

States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding
SCIENCE
Rebecca Hersher | July 6, 2020
States including Virginia and Texas have set aside significant money to address flooding. Local officials hope it will help pay for flood prevention projects that the federal government won't fund.
How Snakes Fly (Hint: It’s Not On A Plane)
SCIENCE
Nell Greenfieldboyce | June 29, 2020
A snake researcher always wondered how flying snakes propelled themselves. Then, someone told him he should work with the snakes in The Cube — a vast theater space with cameras everywhere.
Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?
SCIENCE
NPR/TED STAFF | June 26, 2020
We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles, but is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be, and for the past 35 years she's been working to unlock it.