These animals are beautiful to some but a nuisance to others. —> Read More
During his Feb. 9 State of NASA speech at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va, Administrator Charles Bolden characterized President Obama’s $19 billion Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for NASA as a vote of confidence and an indication of the agency’s strength.
What does a captain who’s also a rock climber do? Set up a belay from his sailboat, obviously. Continue reading → —> Read More
Eroding cliffs are forcing some California apartment dwellers to move. Continue reading → —> Read More
The latest Nova documentary from PBS looks into the manipulation of human memories. Continue reading → —> Read More
The California Air Resources Board was recording with an infrared camera as the methane leak on the outskirts of LA was finally controlled Thursday. The leak still needs to be permanently capped.
Often lost in the hoopla of the campaign trail, though, is the question of how it all began: Why do we have a president in the first place? —> Read More
Rice University astrophysicist Andrea Isella will discuss evidence of planetary formation around a binary star at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C., today. —> Read More
Using ALMA, astronomers have taken a new, detailed look at the very early stages of planet formation around a binary star. Embedded in the outer reaches of a double star’s protoplanetary disk, the researchers discovered a striking crescent-shape region of dust that is conspicuously devoid of gas. This result, presented at the AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C., provides fresh insights into the planet-forming potential of a binary system. —> Read More
As part of the symposium on Citizen Science and Information Technology, Carla P. Gomes will present on UDiscoverit, a program of Cornell University’s Institute for Computational Sustainability. The program seeks to accelerate scientific discovery by integrating citizen science data and crowdsourced information into advanced computational models and algorithms.How are scientists seeking to inspire volunteers and fellow scientists to develop global efforts? —> Read More