A surprisingly simple explanation for the shape of bird eggs
A sandpiper's egg is shaped like a teardrop, an owl's like a golf ball, and a hummingbird's like a jelly bean. Now, for the first time, scientists have a convincing explanation for this stunning diversity: The shape of a bird's egg depends on how much ...
Birds' ability to fly could determine the shape of their eggs
Flight demands may have steered the evolution of bird egg shape ...
Ever wonder why eggs are shaped like eggs? Scientists say they've figured it out.
Surge in wildlife killings is wiping out giraffes
SAMBURU NATIONAL PARK, KENYA—For conservationists stationed in politically volatile regions, life can be harrowing. Last October, John Doherty had to take refuge under his desk here for nearly 2 hours as armed herders, angry at grazing restrictions, ...
University of Tokyo scientist hit by anonymous allegations fights back
Of the five, two appeared in Science , two in Nature , and one was published in EMBO Reports . They all cover processes affecting chromosomes during cell division. The corrections blame the errors on such things as mix-ups in cell lines, the ...
The Perverse Incentives in University Science Funding
When Troy Camplin and a co-researcher sought funding for a university institute devoted to the study of spontaneous orders, they were turned down. The provost declared that he just didn't believe that complexity was worthy of scientific study. End of ...
Celgene: I Don't Necessarily Understand The Science, But I Love The Numbers
Celgene is a premier biotechnology company that discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide.`. Celgene has strung together an incredibly consistent record of high earnings growth. Earnings are ...
Some clouds are full of little lollipop-shaped ice crystals
Clouds filled with ice lollipops — sounds like the chorus of a bubblegum pop song, or maybe a yummy treat to help keep cool in the summer. But it's actually a natural phenomenon that has scientists very curious. Researchers discovered these lollipop ...
Optimize your WiFi network with NetSpot
To help you find and fix the dead zones, NetSpot Home makes a heatmap of your network activity. This highly rated app can also troubleshoot connection problems. You can get it now for $19 on Windows or Mac via the Popular Science Shop.
11 books on science Bill Gates thinks everyone should read
Genome science can hardly be considered a topic of mainstream interest, but Gates says Mukherjee manages to capture its relevance to people's daily lives. He seeks to answer big questions concerning our personalities and what makes us, us. "Mukherjee ...
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Eyes on Nature: How Satellite Imagery Is Transforming Conservation Science
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High-resolution earth imagery has provided ecologists and conservationists with a dynamic new tool that is enabling everything from more accurate counting of wildlife populations to rapid detection of deforestation, illegal mining, and other changes in ...
Science center to add brain center, thanks to 100k donation
The new 5,000-square-foot building will be called The Stiles-Nicholson STEM Education Center. It will serve as headquarters for several STEM science education programs as well as host School District senior staff meetings, meetings of the STEM Advisory ...