Arizona's future climate includes temps rising, water disappearing
(Phys.org) —The southwestern United States is facing an increasingly stressful future with unabated population growth, oversubscribed water resources and a hotter and drier climate. This, in a nutshell, ...
Einstein's 'spooky' theory may lead to ultra-secure internet
(Phys.org) —Einstein's scepticism about quantum mechanics may lead to an ultra-secure internet, suggests a new paper by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and Peking University.
Physics lab allows high school students to experiment with plasma online
(Phys.org) —Students at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in West Windsor, N.J., were enthralled as they watched and controlled a glowing pink plasma on a screen in their classroom through a live ...
Study shows some cuckoo birds may actually help their hosts
Experts explain why big data is a big deal
Turns out even the experts have difficulty wrapping their heads around the concept of how quickly – and drastically – what's come to be called 'big data' has changed our daily lives.
NASA orbiter finds new gully channel on Mars
A comparison of images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in November 2010 and May 2013 reveal the formation of a new gully channel ...
Plant scientists call for rethink of GM crop regulation
In a report to the Council for Science and Technology, which advises the Prime Minister on science policy, the scientists warn that unless GM crops are regulated at national, rather than at EU level, European ...
Parents should try to find middle ground to keep teens safe online
(Medical Xpress)—Parents might take a lesson from Goldilocks and find a balanced approach to guide their teens in making moral, safe online decisions, according to Penn State researchers.
Students to hack hardware, software and data to build security skills
Come fall, students at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University will begin hacking computers—for credit.
Study finds forest corridors help plants disperse their seeds
A forest in South Carolina, a supercomputer in Ohio and some glow-in-the-dark yarn have helped a team of field ecologists conclude that woodland corridors connecting patches of endangered plants not only ...
Launching a botanical journal on the verge of WWI: The politics of the AJB
One hundred years ago on the brink of WWI, American botanists changed the course of plant science with the founding of a national publication, the American Journal of Botany. The journal not only endured throug ...
Study shows sea snake can live up to seven months without drinking
Small step towards growing tissue in the lab
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analyzing an image of the cluster.
Women half as likely as men to study science, survey finds
Women are being put off careers in science by stereotypes and are less than half as likely as men to apply for degrees in the field, said a study published Wednesday.