After careful consideration, the National Academy of Sciences has reached its conclusions on what is ethical and prudent in human genome editing and that which should not be
Earth Sky is issuing an aurora alert for Janaury 4 and 5 due to a large coronal hole in the sun that is facing the earth. According to
Campi Fiegrei supervolcano, west of Naples, Italy, is dangerously waking after almost 500 years of dormancy. A 12-kilometer wide cauldron of burning activity- an eruption would jeopardize the
On a clear day this week-or should we say night- the natural spectacle of the Geminids Meteor Shower will be featured peaking in the overnight hours of Dec-13-14.
For those of us outside of science and medicine who would like to believe that the stereotypical men and women in white coats working in labs, clinical settings
UPDATE: Start looking tonight and continue the watch tomorrow night but you can’t miss it-– it will be the biggest, brightest Super Moon in the past 70 years!
On their way to solving one of the great issues of climate change, the presence of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a group of chemists unexpectedly
Even in the world of science where facts and theories reign supreme, the topic of gene editing in human embryos is controversial. Developmental biologist Fredrik Lanner and colleagues
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added bees to the list of endangered species via the Endangered Species Act for the first time ever. Seven species of
The use of DNA in forensic science and archaeology advanced the identification of humans light years beyond what had been possible before its discovery. Now, the use of
In attempts to control mosquito populations that have the potential to spread Zika virus, mass applications of pesticides from trucks and airplanes have also devastated honeybee populations in
Two Villanova University astronomers are part of an international team that has been examining the possible habitability of Proxima b, a newly discovered “Earth-size” planet orbiting in the
August 24, 2016 – Rome A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Norcia, with reports of falling buildings and people trapped in the rubble.
With flags flying at half mast in memory of former IOC member and FIFA head Joao Havelange, the games continued with the events including beach volleyball, gymnastics, boxing,
Initially sounding far-fetched and even silly, a closer examination of the question, “Without ethics in research, who would stop Frankenstein?” is warranted given what the sciences are able
Look way up! The Perseid Meteor Shower returns to a sky near you this summer and the show will peak between August 11- August 13. Due to environmental
Perhaps not surprisingly, 2016 is set to break the records set first in 2014, then 2015, for the highest average global surface temperature on record as both NASA
“I love Nikola Tesla! He’s a a true geek hero. I like to imagine that during his feud with Edison, Tesla sighed dramatically and said ‘Edison wouldn’t understand,’
The vision of dinosaurs and other extinct species coming to life may seem the stuff of science fiction, but at least one scientist envisions just that happening in
The upward trend in global temperatures continued in May 2016, according to data released on June 16, 2016, making it the 13th consecutive month of the warmest temperatures
In the way that politics make any sense, the federal government and the state of Ohio are now addressing the algae bloom in Lake Erie, two years after
California’s infamous San Andreas fault has long frightened and fascinated Americans. Fewer know of the Pacific Northwest’s even greater megaquake risk. Most are oblivious to a very real threat to Memphis
April 2016 represented the seventh consecutive month of record-setting temperatures globally, according to data from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Compared to the 1951 to 1980 average
On May 9 astronomy hounds will have the chance to see a once in a decade event when the solar systems hottest planet will pass across the sun.