Category Archives: STEM News

Seeing One Solar Eclipse May Not Be Enough

David Baron, author of the new book American Eclipse, talks about how seeing his first total solar eclipse turned him into an eclipse chaser.  

 

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Paleo Profile: The Hiding Hunter

Overlooked bones reveal a new dinosaur species.

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Valley of the Mastodons

A unique conference takes a new look at a neglected Ice Age beast.

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Seniors, Get Your Lifetime National Park Pass Now

Get your lifetime pass before the price takes a quantum leap!

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How Can You Prepare for the August Solar Eclipse?

In less than a week, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun in the middle of the day blocking between 20 to 100% of the Sun’s light across the continental United States as it does. How can you…

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Solar Eclipse in 1097 May Be Rock Carving Subject

A petroglyph spotted in Chaco Canyon may depict a total solar eclipse witnessed by the Pueblo people.

 

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Solar Eclipse in 1097 May Be Rock Carving Subject

A petroglyph spotted in Chaco Canyon may depict a total solar eclipse witnessed by the Pueblo people.

 

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Trump Administration’s Science Priorities "Better Than Feared"

But the White House memo completely omits climate science and space, emphasizing military tech and basic R&D

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Trump Administration’s Science Priorities "Better Than Feared"

But the White House memo completely omits climate science and space, emphasizing military tech and basic R&D

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These are China’s plans for floating nuclear reactors

From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal

Multiple designs are starting to take shape.

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Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

In 2015, Israeli Special Forces likely made history by using a sniper rifle mounted on a commercial drone to take out a target. The robotic solution that achieved such pinpoint accuracy came from Duke Robotics, a startup founded by veterans of the… Continue reading

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How to photograph the solar eclipse: The only guide you need

Science

There’s a lot of information out there and not all of it is good.

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Conversations about Diversity Aren’t Working

Now it’s time for scientists to take collective action

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Conversations about Diversity Aren’t Working

Now it’s time for scientists to take collective action

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Cold Food, Hot Air

EPA helps supermarkets switch to refrigerants that save money and lessen global warming

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Cold Food, Hot Air

EPA helps supermarkets switch to refrigerants that save money and lessen global warming

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Remembering Marian C. Diamond

Illustrations from the Scientific American archive highlight key discoveries of an influential neuroscientist

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Remembering Marian C. Diamond

Illustrations from the Scientific American archive highlight key discoveries of an influential neuroscientist

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Yes, We Can Communicate with Animals

But only in limited ways, because our brains are so fundamentally different

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Yes, We Can Communicate with Animals

But only in limited ways, because our brains are so fundamentally different

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Tracing the Sources of Today’s Russian Cyberthreat

Some of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs

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Tracing the Sources of Today’s Russian Cyberthreat

Some of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs

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Supermassive Black Holes May Dine on "Jellyfish" Galaxies

Galaxies with trailing ‘tentacles’ of gas and newborn stars could help feed some of the universe’s most powerful objects

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Supermassive Black Holes May Dine on "Jellyfish" Galaxies

Galaxies with trailing ‘tentacles’ of gas and newborn stars could help feed some of the universe’s most powerful objects

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Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their Crops

Researchers are using 3-D modeling to identify the future’s heartiest pickings

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Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their Crops

Researchers are using 3-D modeling to identify the future’s heartiest pickings

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Social Media Sites Can Profile Your Contacts

Why you should think twice before you give an app access to your phone’s address book.  

 

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Social Media Sites Can Profile Your Contacts

Why you should think twice before you give an app access to your phone’s address book.  

 

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Roman Pipes Delivered Water — And Toxic Antimony

The elaborate system of pipes that carried water to Roman households was an engineering marvel—for its time. Unfortunately, their sophisticated water utility may have been poisoning everyone.

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Deadline for Google Lunar X Prize Extended to March 2018

The remaining teams in this private space race have more time—and the opportunity for more money—on their way to the Moon

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