Local education politics ''far from dead''
Teach for America, known for recruiting teachers, is also setting its sights on capturing school board seats across the nation. Surprisingly, however, political candidates from the program aren''t just pushing its national education agenda, they''re advancing local issues as well, according to a new...
Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska''s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research that will be published online in Progress in Oceanography.
Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt
Japan announced Tuesday that it had wrapped up a whale hunt in the Pacific, the second campaign since the UN''s top court ordered Tokyo to halt a separate slaughter in the Antarctic.
From ''Finding Nemo'' to minerals-what riches lie in the deep sea?
As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world''s largest environment. "This is the time to discuss deep-sea stewardship before exploitation is too much farther ...
The Quantum Cheshire Cat: Can neutrons be located at a different place than their own spin?
The Cheshire Cat featured in Lewis Caroll''s novel "Alice in Wonderland" is a remarkable creature: it disappears, leaving its grin behind. Can an object be separated from its properties? It is possible in the quantum world. In an experiment, neutrons travel along a different path than one of their p...
Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head of the facility said Tuesday.
Tough foam from tiny sheets
Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University.
Optimum inertial self-propulsion design for snowman-like nanorobot
Scale plays a major role in locomotion. Swimming microorganisms, such as bacteria and spermatozoa, are subjected to relatively small inertial forces compared to the viscous forces exerted by the surrounding fluid. Such low-level inertia makes self-propulsion a major challenge. Now, scientists have f...
Major turtle nesting beaches protected in 1 of the UK''s far flung overseas territories
But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world''s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance.