Science Education & Policy
- February 2: It's Not Just For Groundhogs Anymore
Groundhogs and other hibernators take a very sensible approach to winter: They slip into a state of suspended animation and let the worst of the cold weather pass. The cold prompts profound physiological changes in these animals, causing their normally fa ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 2 2007 - 1:36am
- Evidence For Human-caused Global Warming Is Now 'Unequivocal'
The first major global assessment of climate change science in six years has concluded that changes in the atmosphere, the oceans and glaciers and ice caps show unequivocally that the world is warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) c ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 10:57am
- Climate Change Only One Symptom Of A Stressed Planet Earth
In releasing its latest comprehensive report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focuses an important spotlight on the current state of the Earth’s climate. Climate change is just one of the many symptoms exhibited by a planet under pres ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 12:25pm
- Scientists Should Adopt Codes Of Ethics, Bioethicist Says
The time is ripe for scientific organizations to adopt codes of ethics, according to a scientist and bioethicist from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the current issue of Science and Engineering Ethics. "Medical practice and human subject ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 12:02am
- Concern Over Safety Of Commercial Ultrasound Scans
Expectant parent' desire to see images of their unborn children has given rise to commercial companies offering keepsake ultrasound scans without medical supervision, often referred to as "boutique ultrasonography." In a special report in t ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 2:01pm
- Prehistoric Origins Of Stomach Ulcers Uncovered
An international team of scientists has discovered that the ubiquitous bacteria that causes most painful stomach ulcers has been present in the human digestive system since modern man migrated from Africa over 60,000 years ago. The research, published onl ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 9:54pm
- Adapt To Climate Change, Say Arizona Scientists
Temperatures are rising on Earth, which is heating up the debate over global warming and the future of our planet, but what may be needed most to combat global warming is a greater focus on adapting to our changing planet, says a team of science policy ex ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 12:19am
- Forensic Photography Brings Color Back To Ancient Textiles
Archaeologists are now turning to forensic crime lab techniques to hunt for dyes, paint, and other decoration in prehistoric textiles. Although ancient fabrics can offer clues about prehistoric cultures, often their colors are faded, patterns dissolved, a ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 10:09am
- Is Our Approach On Climate Change Wrong?
In The Sunday Times Nigel Calder writes: When politicians and journalists declare that the science of global warming is settled, they show a regrettable ignorance about how science works. We were treated to another dose of it recently when the experts o ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 11 2007 - 11:18pm
- It's Not Easy Being Green
Being a green consumer is hard work, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The study highlights a need for more practical help and incentives for green consumers, if we are to achieve a more sustainable socie ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2007 - 12:48am