Science Education & Policy
- Glaciers Not On Simple, Upward Trend Of Melting
Two of Greenland's largest glaciers shrank dramatically and dumped twice as much ice into the sea during a period of less than a year between 2004 and 2005. And then, less than two years later, they returned to near their previous rates of discharge. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2007 - 6:41pm
- The Valentine's Day Man-O-Meter
While I'm safely removed from the dating pool, Stephanie Street is not (is this perhaps a pseudonym?). She phoned in a Valentine's Day question to the PRI radio program Fair Game, and won the dubious honor of chatting with me and the host on air ...
Article - Garth Sundem - Feb 11 2008 - 10:13pm
- Study Of Diabetes And Race Reveals The Imperfect Science Of Defining Ethnic Groups
While previous biomedical research studies have found that genetics and race increase risk for some diseases, a new look into how researchers study genetic triggers of type 2 diabetes suggests that defining race remains an inexact science, with social and ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 2:01pm
- Getting On Your Nerves... And Repairing Them
Here is some news that will certainly get on people's nerves: In a study to be published in the March 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists from East Carolina University report that a key molecular mechanism, RNA interference (RNAi), plays a ro ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 1:03am
- Talking Won't Fix The Environment, Says Colorado Researcher
The notion that more information about the science of human-caused climate change will spur effective problem solving by American society is just flat wrong, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder climate policy analyst. Even the 2007 Intergover ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2007 - 1:01am
- AAAS Releases Video And First Board Consensus Statement On Climate Change
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today released a new video as well as the first consensus statement of its board of directors regarding global climate change during a free public town hall meeting in San Francisco, Californi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2011 - 3:08pm
- Germans And Portugese Least Happy In Europe
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a direct connection between a nation’s overall happiness and its citizens’ blood pressure problems. Sweden, Denmark and the UK come top of this blood pressure based happiness league while Germany, Portug ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2007 - 4:46pm
- Sexualization Of Girls Is Linked To Common Mental Health Problems In Girls And Women
A report of the American Psychological Association (APA) released today found evidence that the proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media is harmful to girls' self-image and healthy developm ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2007 - 12:15pm
- Akin's Laws Of Spacecraft Design
Here are the good ones. Read the entire piece here. 1. Engineering is done with numbers. Analysis without numbers is only an opinion. 5. Three points determine a curve. 6. Everything is linear if plotted log-log with a fat magic marker. 10. When in doubt, ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 20 2007 - 11:17pm
- Breast Cancer Mortality: A Black And White Issue?
African and African American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than their white counterparts because they tend to get the disease before the menopause, suggests new research from the University of East Anglia and the Children’s Hospital Boston ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm