Discover – Carbon dioxide, the bane of climate change, can serve a positive role to boost geothermal energy output.
Nature – Chemists hope to break China’s monopoly on rare-earth elements by finding cheap, efficient ways to extract them from ore.
Science – Researchers have created a new cloth that warms up with just a bit of electricity and traps body heat more efficiently than standard cotton fabric.
Video: Have you ever wondered why lobsters (and crabs and shrimp) turn red when they’re cooked? The New England Aquarium’s director of research, Michael Tlusty, shows us his lobster lab and tells us why.
Video: Annual flu shots might become a thing of a past with a new approach to vaccines. Researcher Masaru Kanekiyo from the National Institute of Health explains.
Interactive: Every year, some young sea turtles feeding in Cape Cod during the summer overstay their visit and get ‘cold-stunned’ as the water turns cold. This interactive graphic shows how biologists and doctors at the New England Aquarium nurse the turtles back to health after they’re rescued by volunteers.
Photoessay: The forest serves people in myriad ways, from furniture to paper products to recreation. Kate Marquis is a forester who manages woodlots to ensure that wood is harvested in a sustainable way, a physically-demanding job with long hours spent trekking through the woods alone.
Audio Slideshow: Two Boston teenagers, Leslie Bellamy from West Roxbury Academy and Roshanna Clark from Urban Science Academy in West Roxbury, share their experiences growing and selling hydroponic vegetables as part of College Bound at Boston College.
Sunday, Feb 17, was a Family Science Day at the AAAS conference. It was also a day that I had planned to be at talk after talk after talk, so I didn’t expect to get twenty minutes free after lunch to go walk around the Family Science Day exhibitions. Here’s what I saw in twenty […]