While a warming climate in recent decades may be a factor in the waning of some local populations of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, it cannot explain the overall steep decline of amphibians, according to researchers.
The Lyda Hill Foundation, in partnership with Geena Davis's Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary's University, released an extensive research report on the portrayals of female characters in science, technology, engineering and math in television and film. 'Portray Her: Representations of Women STEM Characters in Media' shows that entertainment media has a long way to go to improve stereotypes about pursuing STEM careers.
Princeton University researchers have proposed a US pipeline network that would capture, transport and store underground up to 30 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year -- an amount equal to removing 6.5 million cars from the road. The authors found that the network infrastructure would only be possible if tax credits passed by Congress in 2018 to encourage investment in carbon capture-and-storage technology are coupled with low-interest government financing.
Ivory sellers in Europe using eBay are using the same code words across different languages to covertly advertise items for sale, potentially making it easier for law enforcement agencies to uncover such activities by reducing the number of phrases they have to track.
Call for better strategies to ensure independence of research, policy-making and public health solutions, as new research confirms corporate interests can impact the evidence available and public health solutions considered.
This release is timed to coincide with the UN's first ever High-Level meeting on TB in the General Assembly where national leaders are embracing strategies to prevent TB with silica dust controls to protect the 230 million workers exposed to silica. See the link to Editorial published today in Lancet Global Health co-authored by the Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations Special Envoy for Tuberculosis and Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International.
Named for Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty, a new species of dazzling, neon-colored fish from the twilight zone enchants Academy scientists. It's only known home is the remote Brazilian archipelago of St. Paul's Rocks.
Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have given the first demonstration of crowd counting through walls using only everyday communication signals such as WiFi. The technique, which requires only a wireless transmitter and receiver outside the area of interest, could have a variety of applications, including smart energy management, retail business planning and security.
Rice University scientists use a computational method to calculate the optical properties of two-dimensional materials. Their work promises to simplify the process of identifying the right materials for next-generation optoelectronic devices.
We now live largely in a data-driven world, and ethical oversight and constraints are needed to be sure that data ethics can reach an appropriate balance between the risks and benefits of data technology.