Science News: 7/26/13

So much science news, so little time! The last three weeks have brought us a lot of cool stories about space, dinosaurs, and the rest of the scientific world. Plus, there’s a special treat at the end for my fellow Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan lovers. Read More Science News: 7/26/13

End of the Week News: Ah Yes, the End

Welcome back, welcome back. Here we are for another roundabout recap of all the news that proves that everything is absolutely rational and you just might need to put your big girl pants on. Read More End of the Week News: Ah Yes, the End

Citizen Science: How You Can Get Involved

Reading about science is fun, but there are surprisingly many ways to get involved in scientific research projects and help further our understanding of the world around us. Some of them don’t even require you to get off the couch! Here’s a selection of some of the more interesting ones I’ve found, along with other ways to get involved. Read More Citizen Science: How You Can Get Involved

Science News: 11/13/12

Science news is having a total eclipse of the sun today, along with some really smart animals and an awesome gif of the solar system. Read More Science News: 11/13/12

Italian Seismologists Found Guilty of Manslaughter

On April 6, 2009, an earthquake occurred near L’Aquila, the capital of Italy’s Abruzzo region. Around 300 people died, with many more injured or left homeless. The earthquake destroyed the town, and its effects are still starkly visible today. On October 22nd, six scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter, more than the four year sentence requested by the prosecution, for their failures in handling the earthquake. The scientific community responded with outrage. Read More Italian Seismologists Found Guilty of Manslaughter

What the Frak is the Deal with Fracking?

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it’s more commonly called, has become the topic of heated debates in recent years. Its proponents claim that it’s a totally safe and necessary process that will help with energy independence and boost local economies by providing jobs. Its detractors fear environmental and ecological disaster if fracking is allowed to continue and to expand into new regions. With accusations flying back and forth, it’s hard to know what to believe. Let’s take a look at current scientific knowledge of the process to get a better grasp on the true situation. Read More What the Frak is the Deal with Fracking?

Science News Roundup: 3/7/12

This science news update is going back in time, with new information about the lessons we can learn from the end of the last Ice Age and the unexpected ramifications of climate change, how some trees survived the Ice Age in Scandinavia, and a look at some really big penguins. Plus, the best science YouTube videos of the week: Neil deGrasse Tyson tells us the most astounding fact about the universe and time-lapse photography shows us the phases of the moon like you’ve never seen them before. Read More Science News Roundup: 3/7/12