Researchers have found that at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been consumed by naturally-occurring bacteria.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected carbon dioxide in clouds above the planet’s surface, suggesting that dry ice may have fallen as “snow” to the planet’s surface.
Researchers in Australia, using US data, say they may have found a way to use a genetic test to predict the possibility that a child will develop autism spectrum disorder.
A company that develops spacecrafts that can achieve a suborbital altitude of about 100 km will be able to launch the private space flights from the Shuttle Landing Facility at Cape Canaveral.
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.
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.