Articles by

Carolyn Gramling

These chemists cracked the code to long-lasting Roman concrete

MIT chemist Admir Masic really hoped his experiment wouldn’t explode. Masic and his colleagues were trying to...

Rare earth mining may be key to our renewable energy future. But at what cost?

In spring 1949, three prospectors armed with Geiger counters set out to hunt for treasure in the...

Extreme weather in 2022 showed the global impact of climate change

It was another shattering year. Climate change amped up weather extremes around the globe, smashing temperature records,...

Mysterious ichthyosaur graveyard may have been a breeding ground

Some 230 million years ago, massive dolphinlike reptiles called ichthyosaurs gathered to breed in safe waters —...

NASA’s Juno spacecraft’s mission has lasted longer than expected

Juno’s unprecedented views of Jupiter and its moons are a gift that keeps on giving. The NASA...

No, Yellowstone isn’t about to erupt, even after more magma was found

More liquid magma lurks beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano than scientists once thought. But don’t panic: That amount...

The Hunga Tonga volcano eruption touched space and spawned a lightning blitz

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the Pacific Ocean erupted earlier this year, the event was...

Why the sale of a T. rex fossil could be a big loss for science

Tyrannosaurus rex isn’t just a king to paleontologists — the dinosaur increasingly reigns over the world of...