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.
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.
The National Science Foundation awarded six organizations some very big grants in order to make education about climate change more effective in our schools. One grant recipient from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science noted that the subject was controversial, and he’s right.
A summit at a beautiful site in Allegany County, Md., brought more than 160 educators together to share ideas about teaching environmental literacy from every school system in Maryland. A time to learn and love the outdoors.
Students in Maryland attended a crime scene camp last month, and from this we can see why juries have noticed a “CSI Effect” and why students learn by participating in activities that put information into a context of something that’s important to them.