Budget cuts are harder if people know the benefits of research
An old academic joke you start to hear around federal budget time goes something like this: "Researchers could strike but no one would care, because no one would know we've gone until 10 or 15 years later."
Quantum Criticality in life's proteins (Update)
A potential Rosetta stone of high temperature superconductivity
High purity single crystals of superconducting material (CeCoIn5) with the highest observed superconducting temperature for a cerium-based material enabled investigation of the relationship among magnetism, ...
Wiki-Kids: Teaching educators a thing or two about learning
Over the last decade, educators veered away from rote learning as the dominant technique for children's education. New curriculum standards call for a greater emphasis on active learning, critical thinking, ...
New research predicts a doubling of coastal erosion by mid-century
Chronic erosion dominates the sandy beaches of Hawai'i, causing beach loss as it damages homes, infrastructure and critical habitat. Researchers have long understood that global sea level rise will affect ...
Cyber attackers leaving warning 'messages': NSA chief
Attackers hacking into American computer networks appear to be leaving "cyber fingerprints" to send a message that critical systems are vulnerable, the top US cyber-warrior said Thursday.
Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66
Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66.
Farming a threat to endangered Chinese giant salamander
Researchers from ZSL and the Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, surveyed 43 farms in China and worked with the Shaanxi Province Fisheries Office to investigate the Chinese giant salamander farming industry. They found that, ...
Ringling elephants say goodbye to the circus
Across America through the decades, children of all ages delighted in the arrival of the circus, with its retinue of clowns, acrobats and, most especially, elephants.
Are we independent of rare metals?
Numerous metallic elements are regarded as "critical": on one hand, they play an ever more important role in so-called future technologies and on the other, there is a high risk of supply bottlenecks. Small and medium-sized ...
Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care
That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
Superconducting material limits short-circuit currents
Siemens develops superconducting fault current limiters for limiting short-circuit currents in the grid. Superconductors show zero resistance below the critical temperature and below the critical current. ...
Video: Vega VV04 liftoff
Survival for some endangered species hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'
Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid ...