AP Science Writer
More from Seth Borenstein
Billionaires in Space Draw UN Chief's Ire
He lamented “billionaires joyriding to space while millions go hungry on Earth.”
Sep 22nd, 2021
Want to Pretend to Live on Mars?
NASA has a job for you.
Aug 9th, 2021
Cosmic Gulp: Astronomers Watch Black Hole Swallow Neutron Star
The most dense object in the universe vanished in a split-second.
Jun 29th, 2021
Can ET See Us? Study Finds Many Stars with Prime Earth View
Feeling like you are being watched?
Jun 24th, 2021
Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit 50% Higher than Preindustrial Time
And the average rate of increase is faster than ever.
Jun 8th, 2021
New Science Chief Wants Next Pandemic Vaccine Ready in 100 Days
The development of "plug-and-play" platforms could allow vaccines to be ready weeks after recognizing a potential outbreak.
Jun 3rd, 2021
Cutting Methane Key to Curbing Dangerous Warming
A UN report says dramatically reducing the potent greenhouse gas is the world’s best hope to limit the worst of global warming.
May 7th, 2021
Experiments Defy Physics Rulebook
Preliminary results could reveal major problems with how physicists understand the universe at the subatomic level.
Apr 8th, 2021
Panel Weighs Cooling Tech as Climate Back-Up
The National Academy of Sciences isn't recommending solar geoengineering — yet.
Mar 26th, 2021
UN Says Countries' Carbon Pledges Nowhere Near Enough
The U.N.’s climate chief is telling nations to go back and try harder.
Feb 26th, 2021
The Real Math Behind 'Net Zero' Carbon Emissions
If you are adding to pollution, you need to subtract, too.
Dec 16th, 2020
Astronomers Find Cosmic Radio Burst Source
A lucky Caltech astronomer helped spot one of the fast, powerful bursts with handmade antennas.
Nov 5th, 2020