Last winter, we called on HBCU students everywhere to help us fill what we see as one of the biggest gaps in science news coverage today: the paucity of stories on science being done at HBCUs. From Washington, DC to Prairie View, Texas, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Hampton, Virginia, smart, talented students answered … Continue reading Three HBCU students are about to start showing you a new side of science
The EPA’s preferred vehicle-emissions simulator doesn’t handle curves so well, according to a study by scientists at Texas Southern University. Continue reading Better climate models around the bend?
“As a society, we have to celebrate outstanding work by young people in science at least as much as we do Super Bowl winners,” said President Barack Obama about his annual White House Science Fair. Continue reading Young black scientists and innovators crash the White House
Johnson calculated the trajectories for Alan Shepard’s historic first flight into space and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Continue reading Let’s not forget about Katherine Johnson, human computer
Not only do they turn animal waste into safe fertilizer, they may also help stem the tide of global warming. Continue reading An epic experiment showed that wetlands help the environment in more ways than one
Morehouse neuroscientists are hopeful that data-driven strategies can help doctors more swiftly detect a disease that kills one American every four minutes. Continue reading Will computers become our first line of defense against stroke?
Selected fellows will receive a $1500 prize, a crash course in science writing, and up to $1000 to attend a science writer’s conference in San Antonio. Continue reading Introducing the HBSciU student science writing fellowship
What science’s top prize and the Oscars have in common. Continue reading #NobelsSoWhite
At the corner of Lindsay Street and Yanceyville Avenue in Greensboro, North Carolina, a nearly 100-year old baseball stadium is crumbling. Continue reading Scientists gave a stadium an ultrasound to reveal its hidden flaws
Among the work published by HBCU researchers last month were studies of the health benefits of alcohol, the merits of “super sap,” and the mathematics of mud. Continue reading From junk DNA to Martian aerodynamics, HBCU scientists kept busy in November