Author: Charlie Wood

Does a theory of everything exist?

Does a theory of everything exist?

Some scientists question if the guiding lights of theoretical physics have gone out, and all wonder where the field will go next

By Charlie Wood | Posted August 13, 2018

Robo-zebrafish learn to make friends

Robo-zebrafish learn to make friends

Researchers hope realistic robots will improve future zebrafish experiments

By Charlie Wood | Posted August 10, 2018

Ancient humans may have shaped the planet with fire and rice

Ancient humans may have shaped the planet with fire and rice

Did early humans jump-start global warming?

By Charlie Wood | Posted July 20, 2018

PODCAST: If you can sing, can you talk?

PODCAST: If you can sing, can you talk?

These two familiar activities are more independent than you might think

By Charlie Wood | Posted July 6, 2018

Raiders of the lost bark

Raiders of the lost bark

How Nicole Davi reads climate history in Mongolian tree rings

By Charlie Wood | Posted June 29, 2018

Once deemed brutal, a decades-old therapy is helping doctors fight depression

Once deemed brutal, a decades-old therapy is helping doctors fight depression

Shock therapy saves lives—and more people could benefit, experts say

By Charlie Wood | Posted June 4, 2018

Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Saturn orbiter Cassini traveled nearly 5 billion miles on less than four tons of fuel

By Charlie Wood | Posted April 23, 2018

Forever young: how society might adapt to longer lives

Forever young: how society might adapt to longer lives

Living longer will shake up social institutions, experts say

By Charlie Wood | Posted April 2, 2018

Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

How a band of renegades created New York’s first community garden

By Charlie Wood | Posted February 16, 2018

We’re flushing energy down the toilet

We’re flushing energy down the toilet

But engineers are trying to reclaim it downstream

By Charlie Wood | Posted December 15, 2017

Feeling down? Climbing could lift your spirits

Feeling down? Climbing could lift your spirits

But don’t stop taking medication

By Charlie Wood | Posted November 16, 2017