Science Education & Policy
- Powerful New Tool To Track Carbon Dioxide By Source
Scientists from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) announced today a new tool to monitor changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by region and source. The tool, called CarbonTracker, will enable its users to evaluate t ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 6:40pm
- The Next Great Earthquake
The 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and resulting tsunami are now infamous for the damage they caused, but at the time many scientists believed this area was unlikely to create a quake of such magnitude. In the March 23 issue of the journal Science, a geo ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:25pm
- Test Finds Manufactured Nanoparticles Don't Harm Soil Ecology
The first published study on the environmental impact of manufactured nanoparticles on ordinary soil showed no negative effects, which is contrary to concerns voiced by some that the microscopic particles could be harmful to organisms. Scientists added bo ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2007 - 10:45pm
- Self-regulation Abilities, Beyond Intelligence, Play Major Role In Child Development
Although intelligence is generally thought to play a key role in children's early academic achievement, aspects of children's self-regulation abilities—including the ability to alternately shift and focus attention and to inhibit impulsive respo ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2007 - 12:09am
- Second Life At The ACS And Chemistry Quizzes
Yesterday, I gave my first talk at the March07 ACS meeting on Teaching Organic Chemistry with Blogs and Wikis. The screencast is now available. It was part of a symposium on Using Social Networking Tools to Teach Chemistry organized by Harry Pence and Andr ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Mar 27 2007 - 10:02pm
- Scientists Pinpoint Proteins That Direct Plant Growth, Development
An international team of researchers has discovered that two types of plant proteins are at work in the transport of an important growth hormone, a finding that could have applications in creating plants with specific characteristics. Previously thought t ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2007 - 3:12pm
- Think Herbal Supplements Are Safe? Think Again
People are mixing supplements, herbs and over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs to cure themselves of ills, unaware that they could be making themselves sicker, says George Grossberg, M.D., director of the division of geriatric psychiatry at ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2007 - 2:07am
- Communicating Chemistry At The ACS Meeting
Yesterday I presented my second talk, this time on the use of blogs and wikis to do laboratory research. This was under the Chemical Education symposium: Communicating Chemistry. Most of the talks were about teaching so it was perhaps not the best audience ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Mar 28 2007 - 10:13am
- Fashion Is Predictable, Research Says, But Fashionistas Are Not
Well, almost predictable. The changes are consistent and occur at a predictable rate but because they are random, no one can predict exactly which new fashions will replace the old ones. Huh? “It’s like American Idol,” said Dr Alex Bentley, a Lecturer in t ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2007 - 11:46am
- Strange Economics- Higher Corporate Taxes May Attract Foreign Investment
Common sense says businesses, driven by profits, will go where they can make the most by paying the least. Three researchers, Dr Holger Görg from GEP (the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre, University of Nottingham) and Professor Hassan Molana and ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Mar 29 2007 - 11:57am