Reef-building in skeletal animals appeared much earlier in evolutionary history than previously thought, as far back as 548 million years ago
The insects rely on more than the sun as a compass
A study of earthquake cycles suggests a coming period of greater seismic activity in the Bay Area in the coming decades
The finding from a study of European robins in shielded huts suggests that cities have significant effects on the migration patterns of birds that rely on internal magnetic compasses
Insecticide-laced nest materials offer a simple fix for parasite infestations
A rapid imaging technique adapted from medical applications shows promise in the detection of nuclear materials
A new wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs
What the the nose knows might as well be limitless, researchers suggest.
France Cordova takes the helm of the National Science Foundation at a time of tight federal budgets for science
With Congress unlikely to approve tax-based boosts for science, agency funding hopes are dashed
Quantity is favored over quality, experts say
Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock has been waiting for someone to ask him about science. The Tea Party-backed candidate has a 10-point lead over U.S.
Map of nuclear power reactors in the USA (image from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - http://www.nrc.gov) How does a Canadian-American professor of uranium mineralogy living in the unassuming American Midwest respond to the one-year anniversary of Fukushima?
The Disappearing Actinides, and Other Frustrations from the Bottom Row of the Periodic Table of the Elements
I bought three copies of Sam Kean’s The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements.