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On Saturday, March 17, over 100 gifted and talented students from the school districts of Roanoke City and Roanoke County, plus the Roanoke Valley Governor's School, competed in the 2018 Western Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Virginia Western Community College. The following ...
Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, said “the edits are glaringly in violation” of the science cited in the report and “such alterations violate” the policy. “The individual who edited the document is making a personal opinion/assumption that runs counter to the scientific consensus ...

Science Schools programs include two independent prekindergarten through 12th-grade schools in Wyoming and Idaho, field education for schools and visitors, and educator development in Wyoming and Idaho. “The online revolution succeeded in that it made learning more personalized and more ...
He brought John Mustard, professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences, on a trip to Russia early in his career, introducing him to scientists there and making connections that Mustard utilized for more than 20 years of research. “He's really generous with his time and connections. He helps ...
On April 1, the UAE launched its National Advanced Sciences Agenda 2031 and the 2021 Advanced Science Strategy under the Agenda 2031. Together, they aim to strengthen the UAE's march to the future through adopting modern technologies and advanced sciences. The UAE National Advances ...
The consensus was clear: we need to elevate women in the sciences. For example, eight in 10 adults polled believe women are critical to science discoveries, and seven in 10 adults believe more women should have leadership roles in science. As well, nearly 70 percent of American men and ...

FOOL'S GOLD The Nobel Prize is science's highest honor -- but coveting the prize can have negative repercussions. In a new book, astrophysicist Brian Keating describes his personal experience with the award's allure. AlphaTangoBravo/Adam Baker/Flickr (CC BY 2.0). Email. Email. Print. Print. Twitter.
Drawing on the success of last year's March for Science, which drew thousands of protesters down Market Street, Philly activists have banded together under a new independent organization called Philadelphia Science in Action, a non-partisan effort to advocate for an evidence-based approach in ...
Among many research areas represented in ArtLab are pharmacology, biological sciences, biochemistry, physics and astronomy, engineering and psychology. An ArtLab pop-up exhibition-- with more than 50 artists and scientists contributing original works within the art and science intersection--was ...
Marco Zozaya loves science. His bedroom wall is covered in photos of scientists. When he grows up, he wants to be a science communicator like Neil deGrasse Tyson. And for a moment at age 12, when he recorded a video about vaccines on an iPad in his backyard in northeast Mexico, it seemed like ... Viral
More than one million people around the world participated in the March for Science last year to support scientific research and evidence-based policies. Their voices cried for policymakers to address pressing issues such as climate change. Among the crowd in Washington, D.C. -- where the main ...
April is National Poetry Month, and while poems about love and loss abound, where are the cool poems about science? Where are the sonnets on space ships and smilodons? Science poetry is a little harder to find than that which celebrates romance, but here at Newsweek, we've collected some of the ...
A distinguished umbrella organization, the National Academy of Sciences believes that “climate change is happening and primarily due to rapidly increasing releases of Green House Gases from human activities.” For our grandchildren's future, the scientific consensus is scary. Lent draws us into the desert ...
In a surprising shock that caught his flock off-guard, Father Imperius Ignatius said Friday that science, including architecture and engineering, is being employed during the St. Augustine's of Anthony of Joyful Sorrows church remodel. "I thought long and hard about it," Ignatius said. "But thoughts and prayers ...
When India came under British rule, Hindus "came into contact with Western science and technology" but it was a "challenge to assimilate these ideas" with Hindu beliefs. Divisions of this sort exist in many faiths — as well as in the sciences, which, let us not forget, are their own form of belief system.
Enter Dr. Nina Bednaršek, a scientist with the Southern California Coastal Waters Research Project and winner of this year's Salish Sea Science Prize. Through years of groundbreaking science, Bednaršek and her collaborators discovered that tiny marine mollusks called pteropods can be used to ...

Faculty and students from Penn College will once again present hands-on demonstrations during the crowd-pleasing “A Taste of Technology: Sweet and Savory Science” for the thousands of people looking to experience STEM fields at the biennial festival. The event is set to take place April 7-8 at the ...
My faith tradition teaches me that science and religion do not have to be at odds with each other. In fact, a common supplication in the Quran is to ask God to increase our religious and scientific knowledge (Quran, 20:114). Copernicus, who was a devout Catholic, did not believe that the Bible contradicted ...
Even though the perpetrators or victims of these whodunit tales might be long gone, scientific understanding has now caught up with many of history's greatest tales of crime or suspicious activity (although it does make you appreciate how easy crime must have been before the days of CCTV, DNA and ...
Around 2013, plastic surgeons like Boris Paskhover started to notice a bizarre trend in their doctor's offices. More and more young patients—under 40, as young as 20—were asking for nose jobs. In Paskhover's office in New York, new patients would plop down, hand over their phone, and complain about ...
Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest. Scientific concerns about coffee have eased in recent ...
As Robert Oppenheimer watched a mushroom cloud from the first nuclear detonation bloom over a New Mexico test site, he repeated a line from the Hindu epic Bhagavad-Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” The scientist who helped build the world's most lethal weapon saw how ...
The Brains in a Dish project is one of many strands of Created Out of Mind, an initiative hosted at the Wellcome Collection in London and funded by the Wellcome Trust for two years to explore, challenge and shape perceptions and understanding of dementias through science and the creative arts.
Traditional polymers are both electrically and thermally insulating. The development of electrically conductive polymers has led to novel applications such as flexible displays, solar cells, and wearable biosensors. As in the case of electrically conductive polymers, the development of polymers with high ...
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected Princeton graduate students Irineo Cabreros and Tim Treuer for their 2018 Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program. The highly competitive 10-week summer program places science, engineering and mathematics ...
Farewell. Humanity waved a solemn goodbye to Sudan, the last remaining male of the northern white rhino subspecies (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), on 19 March, when he was put down after his health deteriorated. Sudan, who was 45, lived in a park in Kenya with the subspecies' two remaining females.
Now, researchers from Stanford University and Ecole Polytechnique in France have turned the roving eye of science to the phenomenon of knuckle-cracking. According to Gizmodo, a computer simulation was created to confirm an earlier theory that the audible noise that comes from the human hand after ...
JUST HATCHED Scientists have zoomed in on the internal structure of the chicken eggshell to figure out how it can protect developing chicks while eventually letting them break free. Lungkit/Shutterstock. Email. Email. Print. Print. Twitter. Twitter. Facebook. Facebook. Reddit. Reddit. Google+. Google+.
Last May, a journal published results suggesting that the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISPR might actually be quite dangerous. The paper caused a bit of turmoil in the biotech world, which is looking to CRISPR as a major disease-fighting tool of the future. But it didn't take long for the study to ...
The Research Article, published in Science in June 2016, made headlines around the world: Fish prefer microplastics to live prey. But we witnessed the experiments and knew that this paper was fraudulent. We reported the scientific misconduct and thereby set in motion an 18-month investigation that has ...
NASA science got an 8% boost, to $6.22 billion, and the Europa mission—including a lander—got an even bigger hike than initially planned. The agency's $1.92 billion earth sciences budget avoided the ax, as did several climate missions. NSF's budget grew by 4%, to $7.767 billion, and NIST's research ...
On Friday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt gave The Daily Caller an exclusive interview and said he would soon end the agency's use of what he called “secret science” — research whose underlying, raw data sets are not released publicly. That sounds simple enough, but it would preclude the agency from ...
Of that $4 billion, $925 million is earmarked for the country's three main research-granting councils in what the government says is “the single largest investment in fundamental research in Canadian history.” The Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, ...
Linda Kenney, a professor of microbiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, says something has to be done about the “dumbing down of science” by politicians. After reading about a group called 314 Action working to elect scientists to public office, it did not take much for Kenney ...
A $20 million commitment from Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld will enable UCLA Health Sciences to enhance its ability to provide simulation training to future health care professionals. The expansion and revitalization of the learning resource center, which includes the UCLA Simulation Center, will also ...
Editor's Note: Shannon Brescher Shea is a Senior Writer/Editor in the Department of Energy Office of Science. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic energy research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our ...
History buff, foodie and science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum serves up a side of science and history, explores the reasons behind the recipe, and offers some tasty tips on your favorite foods. WKAR host Karel Vega joins Sheril for the weekly podcast and broadcast Wednesdays during All Things Considered on 90.5 FM in ...
Although "Pacific Rim Uprising" topped the domestic box office this past weekend, the film's giant robots (also known as Jaegers or mechas) could use a lesson from real-life science, writes one robotics researcher. Both this film and its predecessor, "Pacific Rim" (2013), show building-size robots controlled ...
Jeff Brock, director of the campus-wide Data Science Initiative at Brown University and former chair of Brown's Department of Mathematics, has been named the inaugural dean of science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Yale. Brock, a mathematician who focuses on low-dimensional geometry ...
Managers at Wallops Flight Facility acted as the technical advisers to these undergraduate teams on behalf of NASA's Office of Education and Science Mission Directorate. "USIP gave students the opportunity to experience working in a research and development environment," in addition to learning about ...
KEEPING THE BEAT Five hydrogel strips covered in heart tissue contract when the heart cells do. That shrinkage makes the material reflect more blue light. When the cells relax, the strips extend and reflect more red light. F. Fu et al/Science Robotics 2018. Email. Email. Print. Print. Twitter. Twitter. Facebook.
He returned to India and ultimately became head of the National Center of Biological Sciences in Bengaluru, a prominent research center. In 2013, he was appointed to lead India's biotechnology department, where he oversaw the deployment of the first vaccine developed by Indian researchers, which ...
Local students and their families enjoyed an evening of scientific exploration on Monday night as they participated in the Duke Energy Science night at the Dunn Center on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College. The science night event was a joint effort by the teacher education program at Wesleyan and ...
The companies want to develop and produce narrative features and documentaries and scripted and unscripted TV with projects expected to have a science and new tech bent. Given that factual is all the rage right now, this could be a timely tie-up. The two firms will also look to work together across their ...
About 40 years ago, Louise Brown, the first human created using in vitro fertilization, was conceived in a petri dish. Not long after her birth, Leon Kass, a prominent biologist and ethicist at the University of Chicago, wrung his hands about the then-revolutionary technology of joining sperm and egg outside ...
If you really want to teach someone something, starting with a misconception and working backwards is one of the best techniques. A new video from Veritasium does just that. In the episode, host Derek Muller debunks one of the most common misconceptions about science – namely, that science is simply ...
Health issues hit us in different ways at different ages. Here are some big ones science and tech are helping to solve. Age 0 — 12. Allergies. Roughly 8 percent of kids in the US suffer from food allergies—often from peanuts. Epicutaneous immunotherapy could help. It's a skin patch with a layer of peanut ...
This behavior, known as “moral tribalism,” is hardly surprising when considered through the lens of social science. Indeed, research conducted in the last few years has shed new light on just how deeply such tribal tendencies may be ingrained in the human mind. In one study, for instance, researchers at ...
A drone camera films a herd of caribou as they migrate in Western Canada. The footage offers a unique look at the behavior of individuals within the herd. PUBLISHED March 26, 2018. Flying cameras are giving biologists an all-encompassing view of migration that reveals how social interactions motivate the animals' every ...


 

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