An Indiana teenager, Felix Zhang, has achieved something no other student in the world achieved this spring: a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam. The story will amaze you. Continue reading Felix Zhang ‘only student on the globe to ever ace the AP Calculus exam
More than 200 climate scientists just released a stark look at how fast the climate is warming, showing heat waves, extreme rain and intense droughts are on the rise. The evidence for warming is “unequivocal” but the extent of future disasters will be determined by how fast governments can cut heat-trapping emissions. Here are the top findings from the report. Continue reading 3 Things To Know About What Scientists Say About Our Future Climate
By Carl Zimmer, Yahoo! News
A team of scientists announced Monday that they had partially restored the sight of a blind man by building light-catching proteins in one of his eyes. Their report, which appeared in the journal Nature Medicine, is the first published study to describe the successful use of this treatment. Continue reading Scientists Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight With New Gene Therapy
By Ashley Strickland of CNN
The mystique of Mars is one that humans can’t seem to resist. The red planet has easily captured our interest for centuries, heavily featured in science fiction books and films and the subject of robotic exploration since the 1960s. Continue reading Why Mars? The fascination with exploring the red planet
By BOB HOLMES, KNOWABLE MAGAZINE
Life, for most of us, ends far too soon—hence the effort by biomedical researchers to find ways to delay the aging process and extend our stay on Earth. But there’s a paradox at the heart of the science of aging: Continue reading Genetic tricks of the longest-lived animals
By Ashley Strickland
When astronaut Scott Kelly spent nearly a year in space, his heart shrank despite the fact that he worked out six days a week over his 340-day stay, according to a new study.
Tech continues to play a larger and larger role in businesses and industries of all stripes. As companies bring on more and newer technology to help improve productivity, employees who were initially trained on older systems or who are new to a higher-tech workplace may struggle to keep up or even resist using the new tech at all.
By Taylor Kubota
Although women are graduating with science degrees in increasing numbers, their representation diminishes by the time they reach more senior levels.
There is no question that we are all more dependent on technology than ever. So what happens when that tech does not work?
In these days of furloughs, layoffs, and shortened hours, when many people are struggling to pay their rent, figure out how to manage their bills, and looking askance at their college loans, it can help to have a solid financial app to assess your situation, create a budget, figure out exactly what you can (or can’t) afford, work with those pesky and confusing figures, find a better way to save, or just keep from panicking. Continue reading Six Apps that Help you Stick to a Budget