Can We Still Rely On Science Done By Sexual Harassers?
(Amid the Weinstein scandal, the news section of the journal Science broke the story of field geologists in Antarctica alleging abuse by their boss. As the planetary scientist Carolyn Porco tweeted: Imagine the implications of an abuser and his target ...
Fasting: A trending food idea and new frontier in longevity science
New research is exploring whether creating an environment akin to eating less often — fasting — may be as important as lowering caloric intake. Results could be key to finding new ways to fight diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, and ...
Think Closely! Science Classes Miss the Mark
It's a promiscuous tool, and one I fear may be largely responsible for the distribution of bad information, especially the spread of bad science. Now the term “bad science” is largely misleading, as much of what I am discussing is not science at all ...
Why haven't we had alien contact? Blame icy ocean worlds ...
New hypothesis suggests that ice-encrusted planets could be bad for interstellar communication.
Lab notes: neutron stars collide; sexism and syphilis – the week in science
A new frontier for science opened on Monday, when astronomers around the world witnessed neutron stars colliding – and resolved the debate about where gold and platinum come from. The extraordinary event, first picked up by the US-based observatory ...
Why and how you should switch to Linux
When you start comparing computers, you probably pit Windows against macOS—but Linux rarely gets a mention. Still, this lesser-known operating system has a strong and loyal following. That's because it offers a number of advantages over its competitors.
Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution.
Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn't sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks's latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in brewing: a tree that can withstand the effects of climate change. Climate change could spell disaster ...
Space Science Could Get Private-Funding Boost
Basic research in the space sciences holds essentially limitless potential for tackling profound questions of our existence and opening the doors of exploration, innovation and future economic opportunity. Space science continues to generate ...
Renewable Energy Threatens the World's Biggest Science Project
Components of the 20 billion-euro ($24 billion) project are already starting to pile up at a construction site in the south of France, where about 800 scientists plan to test whether they can harness the power that makes stars shine. Assembly of the ...
Biotechnology Advocates Argue Science Vital for Small Farm Livelihood
DES MOINES, Iowa — Smallholder farmers' success is permanently intertwined with science, Julie Borlaug, vice president of communications and public relations for Inari Agriculture Inc., said. She has made it her mission to continue her grandfather's ...