The great unknown beckons, as modern technology and the space industry’s rise to prominence offer a new paradigm in exploration. From asteroid mining to X PRIZE, rockets are just the beginning.
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An accomplished microbiologist, advocator of science education reform and proponent of increasing diversity in STEM fields, Yale’s Jo Handelsman was nominated to serve as the Associate Director of Science at the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy this summer.
High school chemistry teacher Walter White uses his scientific know-how to cook crystal meth, defeat his enemies with phosphine gas, blow up buildings using fulminated mercury, and dispose of human bodies in hydrofluoric acid. But how many of these fictional feats would actually be possible and scientifically accurate in real life?
In his 2010 book The Coming Population Crash, author and journalist Fred Pearce describes past attempts to curb population growth and analyzes the social effects of the current-day shift in demographics.
Lester R. Brown’s Full Plant, Empty Plates depicts a bleak future caused by growing population pressures and irresponsible resource usage. Warning of impending crisis, his book urges readers to take action now.
Although the world is rapidly becoming increasingly urbanized, many facts about cities still surprise us. Here are five fascinating insights into the nature of the modern city.
People around the globe have been classifying galaxies, deciphering old weather records, and discovering exoplanets — all in their free time. The citizen science movement is revolutionizing the world of research, as crowdsourcing is becoming a valuable tool for scientists’ collaborations while allowing the public to try their hands at the scientific process.
In his 2011 book, author Michael Nielsen explores the new potential of Open Science and how the movement will shape the way in which scientists collaborate and approach scientific discoveries.
If one were to peek into Yale’s science classrooms, it is unlikely that he or she would report any gender disparities. In class, there appear to be an equal number of male and female students, and both genders seem to
In a time when science ingenuity is needed most, science’s popularity is dwindling.