What’s happening to our weather? The answers are hiding in Arctic air

Dozens of scientists, Helen Czerski among them, are at work in the Arctic, seeking answers to questions that profoundly affect the future of everyone on the planet

Why science breeds a culture of sexism

Late-night research, isolation and a strict, male-dominated hierarchy are the perfect conditions for sexual harassment. With colleges struggling to enforce conduct codes, what can be done?

Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea

Climate change is rapidly warming the Earth and altering ecosystems on land and at sea that produce our food. In the oceans, most added heat from climate warming is still near the surface and will take centuries to work down into deeper waters. But as this happens, it will change ocean circulation patterns and make ocean food chains less productive.

Why it’s so hard to #DeleteFacebook: Constant psychological boosts keep you hooked

By S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communication & Co-Director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, Bingjie Liu, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, Michael Krieger, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, and Carlina DiRusso, Ph.D. Student in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University. Your finger may hover, but it’s…

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Woman’s Ingenious Invention Generates Electricity Using Wind From Trains, Subways

A 27-year-old designer has created an ingenious new way of generating wind power in London – and it is done using the infrastructure that already exists. Charlotte Slingsby is the mastermind behind Moya Power: a startup that uses cloth-like material to generate electricity from the wind that comes off of subways and trains…

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