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  • With NSF funds limited, is $697,177 for climate change musical worth it?

    With NSF funds limited, is $697,177 for climate change musical worth it?
    The National Science Foundation too often shortchanges American taxpayers by funding low-value, low-priority social science projects. Here are some doozies: the veiling-fashion industry in Turkey, Viking textiles in Iceland, the “social impacts&...
  • New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's

    New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics?...
  • Smithsonian to improve ethics policies on research funding

    After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest. The museum and research...
  • Yale student scientists have designs on the future

    They've gotten the A-OK from NASA, so two recent Yale University graduates are busy building an asteroid rock chipper. They're among 11 students and graduates taking part in the third annual Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design summer...
  • Glacial earthquakes help researchers track massive ice loss

    Glacial earthquakes help researchers track massive ice loss
    Glaciers might move slowly, but they have their dramatic moments. Scientists tracking glacial earthquakes in Greenland have managed to crack open the mysterious dynamics of calving icebergs. The results, published in the journal Science, could help...
  • New firefly found in SoCal -- Wait, we have fireflies?

    New firefly found in SoCal -- Wait, we have fireflies?
    A never-before-seen species of firefly was just discovered in the Santa Monica mountains, in Topanga. It's just a little guy — about half a centimeter long. It does glow, but faintly. Experts say it has nothing on its beaming East Coast cousins...
  • Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards

    Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds. Dragons that are genetically male hatch as females and give birth to other lizards. And the way the lizards' gender is determined is getting changed...
  • It's the pits: Comet appears to have sinkholes, study says

    Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes. That's what scientists think after analyzing data from a comet observed by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. The researchers...
  • Fishing groups ask court to halt ocean seismic testing

    Five fishing groups asked a federal court to stop scientists from blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, arguing their research is disturbing marine life off the New Jersey coast by exposing animals to noise comparable to a space shuttle launch or a...
  • Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid. The county's ordinance creating the prohibition exceeded the county's authority, U.S. District...
  • Why don't animals get sunburned?

    Why don't animals that spend most of their time naked and outdoors get sunburned? Fur, if they have it, would provide some shade. But what about toads, say, or fish that swim in shallow water? (Water absorbs some ultraviolet light, but a lot of sunburn-...