Science & Society
- Evolutionary Medicine Meeting Will Advance A New Scientific Discipline
The good news: improved health care is reducing occurrences of intestinal parasites worldwide. The bad news: at the same time, rates of asthma are increasing worldwide. The link between these trends? Evolution – human evolution. The human immune system ha ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2007 - 2:02pm
- Crowdsourcing Astronomy
You may have read about the strange double asteroids dancing in space but putting together the pictures is a perfect example of science collaboration. Prior to 2000, Antiope was just another asteroid. Then the 10-meter Keck II telescope in Hawaii discover ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Mar 29 2007 - 2:38pm
- Novel Experiments On Cement Yield Concrete Results
Using a brace of the most modern tools of materials research, a team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Northwestern University has shed new light on one of mankind’s older construction materials—cement. Their refinements t ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2007 - 4:58pm
- Baseball Predictions The Science Way
The New York Mets should expect to win about 90 games in 2007 and the Yankees a whopping 110 games to lead their divisions, said Bruce Bukiet, PhD, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Bukiet, who i ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2010 - 8:48pm
- Understanding Fingernails
Most people know that their nails always go soft and bendy when they immerse them in hot water for any length of time. Conversely when you cut your nails they dry up and become hard and brittle. But why is this? Biologists working with material scientists ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2007 - 1:40am
- Brain Science Podcast Discusses Steven Rose's Book, "The Future Of The Brain"
Show Notes for Episode 9 ...
Article - Ginger Campbell - Apr 7 2007 - 10:00am
- Scooped By A Blog
The Scientist printed an article on the blogging of scientific data, with a focus on Reed Cartwright 's inclusion as a co-author on a paper because of ideas that he shared on his blog. This is an impressive example of how social software can serve as ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Apr 8 2007 - 8:22am
- Even The Wheat Is Better From Texas
Texas wheat offers high quality when it comes to baking and milling characteristics, said Texas Agricultural Experiment Station's state wheat breeder. Dr. Jackie Rudd, Experiment Station wheat breeder at Amarillo, received the annual Millers' Aw ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 12:10pm
- Making Better Coffee- Who Tests The Testers?
Dutch researcher Laura Brandán Briones, that's who. She improved both the tests and the method to determine the reliability of the tests. This means, for example, that washing machines and coffee machines can be tested far better before they are laun ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2007 - 9:45am
- Is TV Traumatic? Study Analyzes Impact Of Post-9/11 Media Exposure
Dream journals being kept by students in a college psychology class have provided researchers with a unique look at how people experienced the events of 9/11, including the influence that television coverage of the World Trade Center attacks had on people ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 11:19am