Thursday, November 21, 2019

They’re fun. But can STEM camps for girls really make a...

This summer, 55 middle school girls in the Washington, D.C., area trained on a flight simulator, launched a high-altitude weather balloon, and went skydiving...

Science & Technology

Environment & Energy

Temperatures rising: Achieving the global temperature goals laid out in the...

Temperatures rising: Achieving the global temperature goals laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement is unlikely, according to research August 4, 2017 University of California -...

Education

Animal images used in marketing may skew public perception about their...

Animal images used in marketing may skew public perception about their survival risks   Many of the world's most charismatic animal species -- those that attract...

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Things to Look For in a Financial Trading Platform

Things to Look For in a Financial Trading Platform TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM) Each atomic layer thin, tear-resistant, and stable. Graphene is seen as the...

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew Researchers find that eating almonds regularly may help improve HDL cholesterol levels, functionality Eating almonds on a regular basis...

This synthetic wood is as strong as the real thing—and won’t catch fire

Plastic-wood composites have long been a favorite of homeowners looking to build decks and fences that don’t require sanding, staining, and painting. But these...

Do dolphins feel grief?

When an adult striped dolphin emerged from the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 pushing, nudging, and circling the carcass of its dead female companion for...

Health

Is a little radiation good for you? Controversial theory pops up in Senate hearing...

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to overhaul how scientific studies can inform regulations, a U.S. Senate panel briefly became a stage for a decades-old...

On a remote Pacific island, this doctor has revived a 60-year quest to eradicate...

LIHIR ISLAND IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA—In a small, poor village 15,000 kilometers from his home, Oriol Mitjà jumped out of a white van one early May...

Can bacteria-slaying viruses defeat antibiotic-resistant infections? A new U.S. clinical center aims to find...

One piece of good news can make all the difference. In the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections, a decades-old approach based on bacteria-slaying viruses called...

Arts & Humanities

The Maya civilization used chocolate as money

Your Hershey bar may have been worth its weight in gold in Mayan times. A new study reveals that chocolate became its own form...

Do dolphins feel grief?

When an adult striped dolphin emerged from the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 pushing, nudging, and circling the carcass of its dead female companion for...

Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites

Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites By John Pickrell SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The Simpson Desert of central Australia is as starkly beautiful as it is ecologically entrancing....

Believing the future will be favorable may prevent action

Believing the future will be favorable may prevent action Association for Psychological Science People tend to believe that others will come around to their point of...