Nature.com–Mar. 13, 2018
Stephen Hawking, one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century and perhaps the most celebrated icon of contemporary science, has died at the age of 76. The University of Cambridge confirmed that the physicist died in the early hours of 14 March at his home in Cambridge, England.
University World News–Mar. 18, 2018
… companies and ‘astroturfers’ enter the open science landscape and undermine science in pursuit of their commercial interests, while claiming to support the struggle of researchers – notably those in Germany, in their fight against Elsevier – who demand more say in the publishing of scholarly articles.
WHYY–1 hour ago
One organization is trying to make the science and technology fields more diverse by giving Philadelphia high schoolers a chance to explore careers in health and science. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers a range of internships for those from underserved communities. The most popular is …
Nature.com–Feb. 21, 2018
Excellence is everywhere in science. Or that seems to be the plan: to make excellence ubiquitous in research. This month, the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, became the latest academic institution to encourage its scientists to excel, setting up a Regional Centre for Research Excellence …
U.S. News & World Report–18 hours ago
UW Looks for $15M to Fill Science Building Funding Gap. University of Wyoming officials will have to find an additional $15 million for a planned science facility after state lawmakers approved $85 million for the project. March 18, 2018, at 3:37 p.m.. UW Looks for $15M to Fill Science Building Funding Gap. Share. ×.
Nature.com–Feb. 21, 2018
As campaigning ahead of Italy’s national election enters its final weeks, researchers in the country fear that budget cuts and declining interest in science will only continue — whatever the outcome of the vote on 4 March. A complex coalition government is likely to emerge. The country’s traditional centre-left …
Arizona Daily Sun–Feb. 28, 2018
Perhaps Mr. Schindler could be encouraged to write other articles about the discoveries made by Flagstaff scientists. He is knowledgeable and he is a good writer. The story of Flagstaff’s contributions to science and technology deserves to be told. Mr. Schindler’s writing make it easy to understand.
Science Magazine–Feb. 27, 2018
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—A muggy quiet has settled over New Orleans, Louisiana’s Gentilly neighborhood as it soaks up a late-September rainstorm. Deep puddles hide dips in the street. And in a soggy patch of grass, a wooden kiosk tells a story of catastrophe. “This place is a memorial to the trauma …
Science News–Feb. 21, 2018
The slender, 2-meter-long reptile ran on all fours and lived 245 million years ago, about 10 million to 15 million years before scientists think dinosaurs first appeared. Nesbitt, a ….. This article appears in the March 3, 2018 issue of Science News with the headline, “What makes a dinosaur? Defining what’s …
Science News–Feb. 28, 2018
TOTALLY LIT The first stars in the universe switched on by 180 million years after the Big Bang, radio observations indicate. Ultraviolet light from early, blueish stars (illustrated) interacted with hydrogen gas, causing it to absorb background radiation, and creating a signature scientists have now detected.