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Sarah Zhang’s post on Gizmodo, "Why Scientific American's Predictions from 10 Years Ago Were So Wrong,” leaves me with mixed feelings.
My upcoming webinar for AccessScience and ACRL-CHOICE concerns "The Everyday Importance of STEM": how science literacy promotes success in all aspects of our lives and how schools and libraries can better foster understanding of science and technology.
In celebration of the Mars rover Curiosity's fantastic first year of operations, here's a look back at a series of posts I did on the unusual, risky, but successful sky crane technology used to deliver the robot to the surface of the Red Planet.
The tangled knot of politics, culture, and perceptions of the science behind climate change has been the topic of a series of my recent posts at The Gleaming Retort.
Some epidemiologists are growing concerned about an epidemic similar to mad cow disease that may have been gaining momentum for decades in the wild deer, elk, and caribou populations.
That was how my wife and I discovered that our pet Newman had a brain tumor, and it marked the beginning of a nearly two year adventure in learning how dogs are treated for cancer—and how, for better or worse, their treatment differs from what humans receive.
3D printing might seem poised to realize the replicator economy of Star Trek: at virtually the touch of a button, people could have printers whip up anything they might desire. But even if the technology of 3D printing continues to evolve rapidly, there are important limitations on how thoroughly it will replace good old fashioned manufacturing.
Methane hydrates represent a hugely abundant energy source that could help power the global economy as it shifts away from dirtier coal and oil. That is, the hydrates could become all of those things if engineers and scientists can develop a cost-competitive way to use them.