Priorities for research on pharmaceutical and personal care products in the environment
The results from a survey designed to identify and prioritize the scientific research needed to understand the risks of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment have been published in the latest issue ...
Personal, public costs of scientific misconduct calculated
Much has been assumed about the private and public damage of scientific misconduct. Yet few have tried to measure the costs to perpetrators and to society.
How 'man of science' was dumped in favour of 'scientist'
JT Carrington, editor of the popular science magazine Science-Gossip, achieved a remarkable feat in December of 1894. He found a subject on which the Duke of Argyll, a combative anti-Darwinian, and Thomas ...
Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
Why does the word "dog" have meaning? If you say "dog" to a friend, why does your friend understand you?
Judge says ocean sound blasts need not be halted
A federal judge says he will not grant New Jersey's request to halt federally funded scientific research that includes blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
Scientists: Scottish independence may hit research
Several leading British academics say scientific research could suffer if Scotland votes for independence in a September referendum.
Using light to change the makeup of plastics
A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor is using rays of light to control the shape of a special type of plastic, a project that could have long-term implications for manufacturing, solar energy harvesting, aerospace ...
Astronaut health check with single drop of blood
(Phys.org) —ESA is building a prototype tester for crews on the International Space Station to provide diagnoses within a few minutes from a pinprick of blood. The ultimate device will offer rapid health ...
Cousteau nears end of underwater living experiment
Fabien Cousteau has a week left in his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys, and he's not exactly eager to return to the surface.
Science and spacewalks on Space Station
Three weeks into ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst's Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station and the new arrival is now spending more time on scientific research in the microgravity laboratory.
Can we save critically endangered lemurs by learning about their social system?
University of Bristol PhD student Isabella Mandl is raising money to conduct the first ever long-term study of the Sahamalaza sportive lemur—one of the rarest primates in the world.
Smithsonian asks judge's help with bug collection
Entomologist Carl J. Drake spent his life studying bugs. When he died in 1965, he left his life savings and his vast insect collection to the Smithsonian. But now Drake's will has become something of a pest.
Israel joins key EU research programme
Israel on Sunday signed a key European-funded scientific research programme despite guidelines barring funding to settlement-linked projects, officials said.
APL instrument to fly on first NASA-funded Virgin Galactic spaceflight
While Earth's upper atmosphere may soon be a destination for space tourists, scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have set their sights on being among the first to ...