More U.S. students are getting science and engineering degrees than ever before. But the gap for Black students in these fields has been stubbornly wide.
Antigen tests are becoming a major tool for rapid COVID-19 testing. But currently, many states are not clearly distinguishing their antigen tests from PCR tests in their public reporting, which makes it challenging to see the true impact of either test type.
A comparison of hospitalization data reported by the federal government and state health departments finds contradictions that suggest the federal data continue to be unreliable, while the state datasets face their own challenges.
In many ways, all science writers are already data journalists. This reported feature gives science writers background and resources to start reporting on data.
As the 2020 U.S. census gets under way, a review of historical data shows the difficulties in measuring race.
Stacker compiled a list of each state’s official state tree and researched the history and cultural ties of each one to help our readers quiz themselves.
Students from Matt Palmer’s Herpetology class traveled to the New Jersey Pine Barrens on an overnight trip to observe amphibians and reptiles in their natural habitats. Betsy and two classmates documented the trip in haikus.
The ArchaeoEcology Project, an interdisciplinary collaboration of archaeologists, geologists, ecologists, and cultural anthropologists, aims to increase understanding of humans’ place in ecosystems around the globe. Betsy reports from the project’s panels at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting.
Betsy Ladyzhets, an undergraduate researcher at Black Rock Forest, walks through the basics of differentiating between common tree species in the forest. This article is adapted from a post on her research blog.