Students dip their toes into coastal science at Younger Lagoon

It’s a glorious spring day at Younger Lagoon Reserve, and Laura Chain is suited up and ready to go. Clad in black waders — voluminous rubber pants with boots attached, held up by suspenders — she steps gingerly into the yellow-green water. “It’s a little weird getting in because I don’t know where I’m putting … Read more

Blue Holes Show Hurricane Activity in the Bahamas Is at a Centuries-Long Low | Science

Blue holes, like the Great Blue Hole in Belize, have vast caverns that descend into the seafloor. Sediment accumulates at the bottom of a blue hole, giving researchers a way to gauge historical hurricane activity. Ian Bottle The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season was the third most active in 171 years of record-keeping. The 2020 season … Read more

Geologists find Adelaide could be rocked by a potential 7.2-magnitude earthquake

Geologists have made the alarming discovery that Adelaide is at risk of being hit by a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2. They say the discovery means that Adelaide could be subject to an earthquake much stronger than the one that rocked Christchurch in 2011. Scientists were uncovering the Willunga fault line – 40km … Read more

How suburban kids made dolostone Illinois’ state rock

swCooler than sandstone or limestone, and packing a punch of magnesium, dolostone became Illinois’ official state rock Monday thanks to the efforts of junior geologists from the suburbs. Dolostone forms much of northern Illinois’ bedrock, but it’s flown under the radar until a Burr Ridge fifth-grade teacher hoping to inspire her pupils amid the COVID-19 … Read more

Why science needs more research software engineers

Paul Richmond is a research software engineer in the United Kingdom.Credit: Shelley Richmond In March 2012, a group of like-minded software developers gathered at the University of Oxford, UK, for what they called the Collaborations Workshop. They had a common vocation – building code to support scientific research – but different job titles. And they … Read more

Marine science program returns to Wildwood Crest beach | Local News

WILDWOOD CREST – A marine science program did so well when it was introduced last summer, the borough is doubling the chances to participate. Crest Coastal Comb was presented weekly last year. Starting June 21, it will take place twice a week, from 11 am until 1 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at the Rambler … Read more

New Butterfly House Debuts at Greensboro Science Center | North Carolina News

By TANASIA MOSS, News & Record GREENSBORO, NC (AP) – People can get up close and personal with butterflies with the latest addition to the Greensboro Science Center. Along with the new Cole Family Monarch Conservation Center and Butterfly House, visitors can also experience the butterfly’s life cycle as part of a traveling exhibit in … Read more

Career in Criminology and Forensic Science

The study of criminology has changed over the last 30 years. The 21st century offers a reformed outlook to branches like Criminology and Forensic Sciences, which are intrinsically related to understanding the sociological implication of the crime backed by scientific evidence . Criminology vs. Forensic Science Criminology is a branch of study that deals with … Read more

New director of NASA’s storied Jet Propulsion Lab takes on ballooning mission costs | Science

On May 16, planetary scientist Laurie Leshin became director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), one of the world’s leading labs for robotic space science. Coming off the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars, JPL is readying several more flagship missions for NASA, including a probe of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europe, and a … Read more