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Science News Archive - June 14, 2011

What has made the Internet such a success could help change the way high-dollar and hazardous packages are tracked.

Many economists and sociologists have warned of the social dangers of a wide gap between the richest and everyone else.

While several states have recently limited the ability for teacher unions to collectively bargain for their members, teachers will continue to flex their political muscle in a way scholars of policymaking have overlooked: through their pocketbooks.

Lost your keys? Your brain might be in a better state to recall where you put them at some times than at others.

In the search for superconductors, finding ways to compress hydrogen into a metal has been a point of focus ever since scientists predicted many years ago that electricity would flow, uninhibited, through such a material.

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Data collected from teen brain activity recorded while listening to certain pop songs may help predict whether the song will be a megahit or not.

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Sex difference in the brain varies according to social status.

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A United Nations report released Tuesday calls for fast action on reducing emissions of black carbon, ground level ozone and methane to help limit near term global temperature rise preventing the Earth from overheating.

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The low pressure system called System 98A was renamed tropical depression 1A over the weekend, and its strengthening was short-lived, just as it appears on NASA satellite imagery.

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Bees use their eyes to tell them how best to streamline their bodies for rapid flight, a world first study shows.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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