Space & Planetary
Renowned physicist, author and broadcaster, Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, has been awarded the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. Professor Jim Al-Khalili is the first person to be honoured for his contribution to science with this, first medal of its kind, at STARMUS International Science and Arts Festival in Tenerife on 29 June 2016. Stephen Hawking Medal recognizes the work of those helping to promote the public awareness of science through different disciplines such as science communication, music, arts and cinema.
Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute announced today it is entering a new, $7 million phase of a multi-million, multi-institutional development project to produce a diagnostic test to measure an individual's level of absorbed radiation in the event of an unplanned radiological or nuclear event.
- US Department of Health and Human Services
The Basque Country's farmers can as from today onwards avail themselves of a practical tool designed by the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development Neiker Tecnalia and which calculates on a daily basis the need for them to irrigate their land.
Healthy diets rich in fruit and vegetables have the potential to reduce incidence of type 2 diabetes, according to a new research article by Ambika Satija and colleagues published in PLOS Medicine.
- PLoS Medicine
Juliano Sarmento Cabral comes from a country with a tropical-subtropical climate. From an early age, he has been fascinated by the huge diversity of animals and plants existing around him and in the rest of the world. Of course, he was going to study biology. Now he is a junior professor for ecosystems modeling at the University of Würzburg.
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. Retaking the Field, the report released by this coalition, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how US agricultural production is losing ground to China and other global competitors.