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Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
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James Kakalios is the Taylor Distinguished Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. His research spans from the nano to the neuro, studying electronic properties of nanostructured semiconductors and fluctuation phenomena in neurological systems. He is the author of The Physics of Superheroes and The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics.
Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, specializing in cosmology and field theory. His books include From Eternity to Here and The Particle at the End of the Universe.
E. Paul Zehr
E. Paul Zehr is professor of neuroscience and kinesiology, author and martial artist at the University of Victoria. His books (Becoming Batman, Inventing Iron Man, and coming in 2014 Project Batgirl) use superheroes as metaphors for popularizing science.