Researchers Find Dietary Changes That Help Treat Irritable Bowel Disease

(Credit: Rimma Bondarenko/Shutterstock) In recent years, researchers have pinpointed a group of compounds called FODMAPs that are common trigger foods for people with irritable bowel syndrome. But it wasn’t immediately clear whether eliminating these foods could also help people with more serious conditions like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis — or if it might actually […]

NASA and SpaceX Are Feuding. Will They Make Up?

A visit by the NASA administrator to a rocket factory is usually a predictable show-and-tell of the latest gadgets destined for outer space. But there may be some tension below the surface on Thursday when the current administrator, Jim Bridenstine, stops by the headquarters of SpaceX, the private rocket company of the billionaire Elon Musk, […]

These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Each state in America has an official state bird, usually an iconic species that helps define the landscape. Minnesota chose the common loon, whose haunting wails echo across the state’s northern lakes each summer. Georgia picked the brown […]

NASA is Building its First Electric Airplane

NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is the agency’s first all-electric airplane. It’s also the first X-plane for NASA in two decades. (Credit: NASA) NASA is getting ready to test their first all-electric plane, the X-57 Maxwell, at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. This latest version of the aircraft, called Modification II or Mod II, […]

Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Federal programs to help Americans move away from disaster-prone areas are skewed by the income levels of communities seeking help — rather than being based solely on the risk they face — new data shows, blunting an important […]

Siamraptor suwati: First Bitey Dino of Its Kind in Southeast Asia

A reconstruction of the predatory dinosaur’s skull based on partial fossils of Siamraptor suwati. (Credit: Chokchaloemwong et al., 2019) Siamraptor suwati joins the ranks of predatory dinosaurs known to science — and it’s the first of its lineage from Southeast Asia, giving its discovery greater significance. When it comes to bitey dinos, most people think […]

The World Is On Fire, But There’s One Way Out

Passaro/Fotogramma/Ropi/Zuma The dire urgency of the climate crisis is now a global five-alarm fire. For the United States to begin to extinguish the flames, the country will need to completely restructure its social and political systems. That’s where the Green New Deal comes in. Veteran activist and environmentalist Naomi Klein rejects the idea that climate […]