Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say that previous research on stating the validity of gaydar was based on poor evidence.
Anthropologist Jeffrey Hoelle is as great an advocate of the Amazonian rainforest as the most ardent environmentalist. However, he argues, understanding the issues related to deforestation—or development, depending on how you look at it—requires a broad view that takes into account not only political and economic factors, but also the culture of the area.
Using a new technique to analyze 52 years of international conflict, researchers suggest that there may be no such thing as a “democratic peace.”
The legacy of controlling parents last far into adulthood, scientist have discovered
Switching off the television while studying for GCSEs will help students gain the best grades they can, scientists believe
Girls toys are dominated by themes of ‘love and magic,’ which reinforce gender stereotypes, argues Dame Athene Donald, the new president of the British Science Association
Scientists at Sheffield University found that rats that huddle, also rotate so that the rats on the outer edge are brought into the warmth of the centre before being moved back out again.
Called the Polaroid Snap, the $99 instance camera was revealed at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany. It can create a 2×3 inch photo in just under a minute using specially developed paper.
President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska this week, sharing blunt language about climate change after laying out initiatives aimed at tackling that issue in the Arctic.
“On this issue—of all issues—there is such a thing as being too late,” said Obama. “And that moment is almost upon us … This year in Paris has to be the year that the world finally acts to protect the one planet that we have while we still can.”
On the three-day Alaska trip, Obama is experiencing firsthand the impacts of rapidly melting Arctic ice, which is warming waters that affect local fishing economies and raising sea levels, threatening the state’s coastal villages. To help address some of these local issues, Obama announced new initiatives. One is fish and wildlife cooperation management to help rebuild Chinook salmon stocks. Another is an exchange program that brings urban and rural youth together to understand the challenges of a changing Arctic and the potential for local solutions against the impacts of climate change.
Despite this focus on climate, Obama is receiving criticism for granting Royal Dutch Shell permits to drill for oil off Alaska’s coast. In an op-ed, Greenpeace Executive Director Annie Leonard writes “we commend the president for his leadership, and yet this trip comes on the heels of his administration’s decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, a move that seriously undermines his climate legacy.”
Obama addressed these criticisms last weekend.
“I know there are Americans who are concerned about oil companies drilling in environmentally sensitive waters,” said Obama. “Some are also concerned with my administration’s decision to approve Shell’s application to drill a well off the Alaskan coast, using leases they purchased before I took office. That’s precisely why my administration
The bird’s remains show evidence of forced feeding, pointing scientists toward the possibility it was being bred.