Ocean currents, the driving force behind storms like Isaac, which may soon be upgraded to a hurricane, are better understood, thanks to the work of a team of scientists at Florida State and MIT.
A win for the environment, a win for a farmer, and a win for developers all come at once when an environmental restoration company in Maryland gets into the act and works their magic.
Sleep-learning studies are difficult for a variety of reasons, but a group in Israel thinks they have shown that sleep-learning is possible—not through speaking to people while they’re sleeping, but through getting them to tie the sense of smell to the sense of hearing.
A Maryland 7th grader’s book is available on Amazon. He wrote it when he was in fifth grade, and now you can buy it for yourself and let its words take you to a different world.
Teachers in Florida and in 45 states are struggling to revise lesson plans as the new Common Core State Standards go into effect. In some states, like Florida, the transition is gradual, while other states drop their old standards cold turkey.
In a push to get kids excited about STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), a biochemist started an organization, which is now producing TV segments for Comcast in Boston. Fun to watch! GREAT science!
Data from an amateur group of naturalists enabled a study about butterfly populations in a warming Massachusetts climate. Amateur data is becoming increasingly valuable to scientists as the need for data often surpasses its availability.
Prime factorization of large numbers makes online purchases with a credit card more secure. But physicists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, might have found a way to beat it. The issue now is time.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches has filed an amicus (“friend of the Court”) brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of a white girl who was denied admission to the University of Texas, Austin, but says she was more qualified than many of the African-American students who were admitted, because the university uses race as one of the factors in deciding admission.
The 3rd Circuit US Court of Appeals will hear a case in which two middle school students were suspended for wearing bracelets that supported breast cancer awareness to school. At issue is the First Amendment.