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How Scientific Are Your Instruments?

What do coins, a Wii remote, or card games have to do with science? More than you might think. Scientific instruments are devices specifically designed to measure the subject of your research reliably and accurately...

November 18, 2014 — Amanda Baker

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year

Her Deepness. The Sturgeon General. And now: Glamour Girl. On Monday night, renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle earned a new moniker when she joined eight others in receiving a 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year Award at a celebrity-packed Carnegie Hall...

November 14, 2014 — Maia Weinstock

That Comet? That's You, 4.5 Billion Years Ago

As the European Space Agency’s Philae lander bounced and settled onto the surface of comet 67P/C-G’s crumbly nucleus it wasn’t just space exploration, it was time travel...

November 13, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
U.S. Falling Behind on Competitiveness and Innovation

U.S. Falling Behind on Competitiveness and Innovation

I’ve been mentioning R&D in talks and articles a lot lately. Most audiences outside the beltway don’t immediately know I mean Research and Development – until I explain it’s the part of our federal budget accounting for a good deal of “science stuff.” R&D supports basic research and leads to new innovation while helping boost [...]..

November 12, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Snake DNA Left in Bite ID's Serpent Assailant

A first-of-its-kind study finds it’s possible to analyze snake DNA left in a bite victim’s wound to identify the species—and thus the correct antivenom. Dina Fine Maron reports


November 12, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
Nobel Vintage: Physicist Brian Schmidt on Winemaking

Nobel Vintage: Physicist Brian Schmidt on Winemaking

Last night the winners of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes were announced, including the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize — likely the most lucrative such honor in science.

November 10, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Young Earth May Have Been All Wet

Because the chemical signature of water on Earth matches the signature of water in an ancient group of asteroids called eucrites, it means that Earth might have had water much earlier than previously thought...

November 10, 2014 — Julia Rosen

Comet Reeks of Cat Crap and Rotten Eggs

The Rosetta spacecraft has unexpectedly detected hydrogen sulphide and ammonia coming from Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Lee Billings reports     


November 3, 2014 — Lee Billings

Future of 3D Printing Lies in Custom Orders

Even as 3-D printing's impact on science, healthcare and consumer electronics grows, these devices aren't likely to find their way into your home anytime soon.

November 3, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier
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