Earthquakes and ‘wise toads’ predicting them

Common toad via Shutterstock Rachel Grant of the Open University and several other researchers have attempted to solve an age-old problem. The multiple effect of O– ions on rock, air ionisation and water, as they leave their silicate home and become “positive holes” has created …

A Crash Program or Modest Proposal?

Casey Dreier • May 13, 2019 A Crash Program or Modest Proposal? The latter. The White House released a long-awaited supplemental budget request for NASA today. It proposes an additional $1.6 billion for an accelerated human spaceflight effort to land on the Moon in 2024. This boosts …

Hearing Recap: Keeping Our Sights on Mars

Brendan Curry • May 9, 2019 Hearing Recap: Keeping Our Sights on Mars A Review of NASA’s Deep Space Plans and Lunar Proposal Overview: On May 8, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics held a hearing entitled “Keeping our Sights on …

Advocating for Her Own Rare Disease: Andra’s Story

After being diagnosed with a rare endocrine disease, Andra Stratton was dismayed to find little information about the condition. So she started a foundation for others also affected and seeking answers. Andra Stratton was 37 when she received a diagnosis from her endocrinologist she wasn’t …

Penguins smell good – who knew?

Anyone who’s ever visited a penguin exhibit at the zoo probably knows the cute little sea birds have a distinct, shall we say pungent, smell to them. But new research indicates that they while they may not smell good, they smell very well. Scientists at …