You don’t need a white lab coat or goggles for this research. Meet citizen science, the engagement of everyday folks in contributing to projects that require sorting through mountains of data and images. Interpretation: Now, anyone with computer skills can participate in research. Continue reading
Kids and parents flocked to Family Science Days over the weekend for hands-on science learning experiences. Children of all ages shook hands with robots and peered through high-powered microscopes.
The free exhibit with loads of activities highlighted the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in Chicago. Chicago area museums, Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory hooked kids on science at a menagerie of booths.
It’s simple – fitness fights aging.
What started out as a talk discussing scientific research as a tool for strengthening international relations ended in a heated debate about more selfish motives that sometimes lurk beneath a shiny, humanitarian facade.
“Fortunately, the room is well-cooled,” said Philemon Mjwara, of the South Africa Department of Science and Technology, Republic of Africa. Continue reading
CHICAGO—Upstairs in the Hyatt Regency, researchers unveiled their latest findings to thousands of scientists from all over the world. Downstairs, the audience was, well—smaller.
Today’s couples are using marriage as a tool to better themselves and expect a more intense partnership — but that means they spend less time alone, according to Eli Finkel, professor of psychology at Northwestern University.
That intense togetherness can lead to what Finkel describes as suffocation. Continue reading
When it comes to feeding the world’s population, most fundamental natural resource we have is our soil.
And it’s degrading away, said Jerry Hatfield, laboratory director and supervisory plant physiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture research service. Continue reading