Home | Science (page 20)


Brainstorming is not the way to discuss scientific issues

H. Armstrong Roberts/Classic Stock/Mary Evans Brainstorms have been around for decades, but it’s not clear they work. The idea was simple. Strapped for cash and searching for ways to persuade funders to be more generous, one Italian scientist had a brainwave. Why couldn’t researchers trade their old microscopes for cash? The car company Fiat, after all, ran a scheme that ...

Read More »

Beware the anti-science label

Sovfoto/UIG/Getty Agrobiologist Trofim Lysenko used his political influence to push anti-science ideas into Soviet science and education. Antimatter annihilates matter. Anti-science, it is said, destroys what matters. And fears are increasing that anti-science forces are on the march. Indeed, on last month’s March for Science, a ‘war on science’ was frequently invoked as a reason for researchers to mobilize. Signs ...

Read More »

Ghana telescope heralds first pan-African array

SKA SA An old communications dish in Ghana is taking on a new role as a radio telescope. In a milestone for African astronomy, engineers have converted an old telecommunications dish in Ghana into the continent’s first functioning radio telescope outside South Africa. The telescope, in Kuntunse near Accra, is the first of an array of such instruments expected to ...

Read More »

Satellite images reveal gaps in global population data

Thomas Dworzak/Magnum A crowded market in Lagos. Satellite-image-processing technology can estimate population density from the layout of streets and buildings. Nigerian health officials won’t have to rely on flawed, decade-old census data when they plan deliveries of the measles vaccine next year. Instead, they will have access to what may be the most detailed and up-to-date population map ever produced ...

Read More »

Science publishers try new tack to combat unauthorized paper sharing

Ross Mounce knows that when he shares his research papers online, he may be doing something illegal — if he uploads the final version of a paper that has appeared in a subscription-based journal. Publishers who own copyright on such papers frown on their unauthorized appearance online. Yet when Mounce has uploaded his paywalled articles to ResearchGate, a scholarly social network likened ...

Read More »

DIY gene engineering, an attack on Darwinism and a probe into Nazi science.

Politics | Funding | People | Publishing | Events | Policy | Education | Trend watch | Coming up POLITICS Pro-Europe win raises scientists’ hopes Researchers in France reacted with relief and optimism to Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping victory in the country’s presidential elections on 7 May. Macron decisively defeated his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front ...

Read More »

'Fake females' to aid rare moth work in Cairngorms

Conservationists are to coat pieces of rubber with the scent of female moths as part of a survey of a rare species in the Cairngorms. In the UK, the Kentish glory is only found in north east Scotland. Their fast flight makes the species hard to identify so conservationists are to lure males to the “fake female”, which will be ...

Read More »

UN examines fossil fuel influence in climate talks process

Campaigners say there should be greater scrutiny of industry bodies that are involved in UN climate talks. Environmental groups allege that fossil fuel industries are funding a number of business and industry participants in these talks. These groups should be restricted, say the campaigners, because they say their goal is to slow down or derail progress. Business representatives say that ...

Read More »

'Planet Earth III' Follows Earth's Deadliest Predators In Washington, D.C.

Casual reminder: This is the only planet we get. Second casual reminder: Ignoring scientists is like ignoring furniture assembly instructions. You might be fine without them, but why take that risk? That’s what they’re there for. Funny Or Die has parodied the hugely successful “Planet Earth” series featuring the predators in Washington, D.C., who seem dedicated to killing the EPA ...

Read More »

Here's What Actually Happens During A Night At The Natural History Museum

“Just don’t worship anything.” Such was the unsolicited advice I received from a grinning night guard at the American Museum of Natural History last Friday night. I was standing in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians hours past the institution’s normal 5:45 p.m. closing time, gazing up at a Kwakwaka’wakw mask squeezed between a sprawling display of totem poles. The ...

Read More »
antalya oto kiralama Google