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One of the hottest environmental conflicts in the European Union--the logging of a primeval forest in Poland--may be nearing an end. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today issued a legal opinion that the controversial logging, which had been defended by Poland's government, is illegal. Poland's ...
Since taking the helm at EPA about a year ago, he has focused on scaling back climate science at the agency, which has removed hundreds of webpages related to climate change. He has also remade the agency's science Advisory Board, making way for more industry-connected researchers to influence ...

The same goes for former Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma of the Rajasthan High Court - reportedly a science graduate himself - who suggested in an interview last year that India's national bird, the peacock, "is a lifelong celibate" that impregnates the peahen by shedding a tear. He cited Lord Krishna's ...
This announcement marks Yale's second major investment in data science in the past year; in March 2017, the Department of Statistics became the Department of Statistics and Data Science. Tamar Gendler, Dean of the Faculty of arts and sciences and the Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy, said of ...
Trump's 2019 proposal to integrate three additional Department of Health and Human Services agencies into the NIH could thin the budget for medical research. There is an urgent need to accelerate breakthroughs in medical research, targeting chronic diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer. Dr. Laurie ...

Republican Representative Lamar Smith of Texas will retire from Congress in 2018. Smith has run the powerful House of Representatives Committee on science, Space, and technology since 2013. Unfortunately, he did not use his position to seriously advance science policy but instead wielded it as a cudgel against ...
Attribution science is still new and there's much room for improvement. In a 2016 report, the National Academies of sciences declared that the field had advanced rapidly but needs better models and common standards for evaluating their quality. Even high-end models only simulate the climate system at a ...
They couldn't have simply caught a ride on a floating log because then they would have been washed out to sea when they hit the current," said Everett, presenting his thesis at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of science in Austin. "They needed to be able to paddle. And if they ...
The honor, voted on by peers, recognizes long-term significant achievements in science. What he loves about Duke: Mitchell-Olds values the cohesive and collaborative spirit among his colleagues in the Department of biology. "People get along and are thoughtful with each other," Mitchell-Olds said.
... continues to reinforce the idea that humans are intricately connected to the natural environment. Our entire body is constantly communicating and acting in tandem with our surroundings. But how can something as simple as spending time outside possibly make us healthier? Let's dive into the science.
This is the first time that the raw materials of Picasso's sculptures have been scrutinized in detail, conservation scientist Francesca Casadio of the Art Institute of Chicago said February 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of science. And the elemental "fingerprints" ...
Everyone's favorite science guy is back - and, like the millennials who grew up watching him on TV, his interests have matured. Netflix's Bill Nye Saves the World tackles the science behind complex subjects like climate change, the sexual spectrum, and, yes, marijuana. As disorienting as it is to watch the ...
Their analysis suggests that the situation may be the product of a complex mixture of relative talents, general confidence, and social factors. The results drive home that, if we want to attract and retain some of the best talent in the sciences, it's going to take more than simply ensuring they have equal access ...
As a developing country, we could do with more girls and women gaining full access to and participation in science as it will help create gender parity and boost our socio-economic development. Given the small number of girls and women in Stem fields around the world, the UN marked February 11 as the ...
The event is the brainchild of the American Association for Advancement of science, which is the world's largest science society. As a result, it draws scientists from around the world to the weekend conference. This is the group's first time in Austin. Organizers said the Family science Days are designed to ...
In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, Chelsea Cobo holds her son, Christopher, in framed photos arranged as a shrine at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Cobo disappeared in May of 2016. New DNA science developed to identify the skeletal remains of the 9/11 dead now serves another desperate ...

Austin, Texas -- Joe Biden may no longer be vice president, but he's still leading the charge for his cancer moonshot, and for science funding as well. "The United States government, at this point in our development, should be doubling and tripling down on investment in pure research across the board," ...
The cookbook and crafts areas also see lots of traffic. However, one section doesn't receive quite so much patron love, which is a shame because it is filled with fascinating books on a diverse range of topics. It is better known as the science and Mathematics zone. To some, this may not sound either ...
Those patients all had normal language skills, even though as much as half of their brain had withered away, researchers reported February 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of science. Researchers so far have recruited 12 people ages 12 to 25 who had each ...
Adam Sneyd is a member of the Academic and Scientific Advisory Council of the African Institute for Mathematical sciences (AIMS), and also serves on the ... As they saw it, when scientists critically and prominently question research results, or deride the quality of work done by others, science becomes ...
Some scientists might be surprised by piece of good news buried in science and engineering Indicators, a massive report released by the U.S. National science Board last month. Overwhelmingly, surveys showed, Americans think that science is a good thing. Since 1979, surveys have shown that roughly ...
"I also have a school - in the ghetto that I'm from - where we teach kids computer science and engineering - starting from nine years of age, up to 18. "I was one of those kids who was bust out from the ghetto to learn computer science at an early age - and now that I've had success in music I want to go back ...
More than 30 students in Garner's seventh-grade sciences classes made the trek to the nearby park last week. To a classroom full of antsy students, Wallace talked about the differences between weather and climate. Students offered varying responses about precipitation and temperature before Wallace ...
Shawn Vestal In this April 3, 2014 file photo giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a smoking power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. Anthropogenic climate change, a result of burning fossil fuels, is well-grounded in scientific fact, but that ...
"Deng Xiaoping sent many Chinese students and scholars out of China to developed countries 30 to 40 years ago, and now it is time for them to come back," says George Fu Gao of the Institute of microbiology of the Chinese Academy of sciences in Beijing - who himself gained a PhD at Oxford before ...
Black Panther's Powerful Vibranium Suit Explained With Real science ... Though we've never had a detailed explanation of how Black Panther's suit works, Kyle Hill of Nerdist's "Because science," a YouTube science pop culture channel, speculates that the suit uses tiny molecular-sized vibranium springs ...
If you need another example of scientific establishment's deteriorating credibility since the election of Donald Trump, here it is: The world's largest science organization is bestowing a top honor on a climate propagandist who spends lots of his time making hateful, inflammatory comments about the president ...
Each "science Saturday" features a series of three hands-on, interactive, science-related activities for the fourth through sixth graders and other projects for the younger students. The activities are led by professors and education students from the Ohio State University at Mansfield in the elementary school's ...
Ireland McDyre with Brandon Ogbunu, Brown University, sees her own DNA. Credit: Christian Berg, WPSU, Penn State. Focusing science education on students through genetic and genealogical studies may be the way to increase minorities in the pipeline and engage students who would otherwise deem ...
Ukraine's National Academy of Sciences will celebrate its centennial anniversary this year. Almost two years ago, Ukraine introduced a new law for science to regulate relations between the state and the National Academy of sciences. This legislative move did not help, however. The National Academy of ...
"It's about finding or identifying issues that we know in the next two, three, five, 10 years, the students who graduate from here are going to have to grapple with," said Mehran Sahami, a popular computer science professor at Stanford who is helping to develop the course. He is renowned on campus for ...
Oregon State University starts construction March 15 on a $58 million expansion of its Newport science center, positioning itself to become a global leader on climate change and its effect ... To the right, the Collaborative Life sciences Center looms on the South Waterfront in Portland (Beth Nakamura/Staff).
Oregon's science superstars: A look at a few of the state's top research minds ... In Shoukhrat Mitalipov's lab at Oregon Health & Science University, DNA extracted from mice sit in tubes in the lab. January 29, 2018 ... This list ran in conjunction with a story about the state's building boom in the sciences.
A green-striped stick insect rests on chamise, the host plant on which this color morph is most abundant (left). Green, unstriped, and melanic color morphs of the stick insect are shown (right). PHOTO: MORITZ MUSCHICK. Forty years ago, Anderson (1, 2) and Poole (3, 4) debated the value of predictive ...
10Department of Civil and Environmental engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 11Department of environmental science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. 12Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University ...
5Departments of Biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and Electrical Engineering and Computer science, McCormick school of Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA. 6Department of chemistry, Weinberg College of arts and sciences, Northwestern University, ...
Over the past few years, many scientific researchers, especially those working in psychology and biomedicine, have become concerned about the reproducibility of results in their field. Again and again, findings deemed "statistically significant" and published in reputable journals have not held up when the ...
Every iteration of Star Trek has their not-so-stellar episodes. A legendarily cheesey hour of television that has become a classic episode in its own way. For the original series, that episode was "Spock's Brain," in which a group of space amazons remove the Vulcan's brain and use it to power their planet.
This would seem to be a fitting task for the National Academy of Sciences, which is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, chartered by Congress to provide "objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation." The committee that authored the report included well-respected ...
"We started with a conceptual design for the instrument in 2010," Joseph Silber, a DESI project engineer who works at the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, said in a statement. "It's based on science that was done on the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) instrument.
ANT RX A Matabele ant from Africa uses her mouthparts to treat a nest mate's wounded leg in a prompt and effective insect version of health care. E.T. Frank. email. Email. Print. Print. twitter. Twitter. facebook. Facebook. Reddit. Reddit. Google+. Google+. Sponsor Message ...
When does freedom of speech cross the line on a school campus? As society grows ever more polarized and controversial statements quickly go viral on social media, school leaders are increasingly confronting the boundaries. A science fair project at McClatchy high school in Sacramento drew ...
... an international program for the coordination of global climate research sponsored by the International Council for science, the World Meteorological Organization, and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Unesco. The WCRP's model takes into account greenhouse gas emissions and ...
Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether you should drink coffee as soon as you wake up or hold off until later? What about how early you should stop looking at screens before bedtime? As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too. You can use their research to ...
You don't need me to tell you how exciting or important Marvel Studio's Black Panther has become. It's one of the most anticipated films of the year -- and broke records for pre-release ticket sales. The story of a black superhero who is king of an African nation that is the most technologically sophisticated ...
In this week's science, a pair of Broad Institute scientists describes two new CRISPR-based methods for recording cellular events in bacteria and mammalian cells. Using base editors and Cas9 nucleases, the so-called CAMERA -- short for CRISPR-mediated analog multi-event recording apparatus ...
COMPAS is an example Dan Runfola, the director of William & Mary's new data science program, uses to demonstrate the ethical issues with relying on predictive data to calculate recidivism rates. Northpointe has never released the algorithm behind its risk assessment software, but an investigation by ...
But this KPI culture creates a moral danger for the sciences. Their first duty should be clear, objective elucidation of the facts. The effect is easy to see in academic publishing: I have seen co-authors linguistically puff up articles to get them published in prestigious journals, I have reviewed articles that have ...
Fundamentally, the institution of science -- especially academic science -- is not equally inclusive or accessible to all. Not only is this harmful to those who perform science and those who aspire to be scientists, but it is also harmful to the natural sciences as an intellectual endeavor. Science benefits from a ...


 

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