The Texas frosted elfin (
Callophrys irus hadros), a small butterfly subspecies found only in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, has lost most of its prairie habitat and is thought to have dramatically declined over the last century.
Matthew D. Moran
Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
Are cats really to blame for the worldwide loss of biodiversity?
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Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
We can’t tackle the huge global challenges we face in isolation – scientists must be able to work together across borders.
The active and uninhibited dissemination of knowledge is vital for the advancement of knowledge.
Scammers are exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic along with the lack of clarity as to how the Track and Trace system works. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
Findings from a study that followed more than 70,000 high school students in Greece suggest why girls may be less likely to pick careers in science and maths than boys.
The Dalai Lama speaks about quantum effects with Chinese scientists at the Main Tibetan Temple, Nov. 1, 2018, in Dharamshala, India.
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Amid trying times, the collaboration between Western science and Eastern philosophy provides numerous health benefits and a path to understanding the natural world.
Pairing widespread testing with fast, effective contact tracing is considered essential for controlling the coronavirus’s spread as the U.S. passes 100,000 deaths.
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Since the state's first coronavirus case surfaced, trained case investigators have traced the contacts of every person who tested positive. Here's what else South Carolina got right.
Cash is unlikely to give you the coronavirus.
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Research has yet to support the theory that cash can spread the coronavirus.
The biblical book of Ezekiel describes a vision of the divine that medieval philosophers understood as revealing the connection between religion and science.
By Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650)
Those experiencing stress and uncertainty amid the coronavirus may find guidance in medieval responses to plagues, which relied on both medicine and prayer.
Artificial intelligence can do what humans can’t – connect the dots across the majority of coronavirus research.
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The scientific community is churning out vast quantities of research about the coronavirus pandemic – far too much for researchers to absorb. An AI system aims to do the heavy lifting for them.
Even in quarantine, people around the world have to walk their dogs.
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Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland have relied heavily on the science-based advice of Chief Medical Officer Theresa Tam during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The effective integration of science into policy-making improves legislation and leads to effective solutions for society — and not only during times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.
Science is happening fast and mistakes are being made
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Researchers, scientific journals and health agencies are doing everything they can to speed up coronavirus research. The combination of pace and panic during this pandemic is causing mistakes.
Through the wonders of chemistry, molecules can be rearranged to completely transform color.
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A simple chemical reaction turns the red pigment of beets into a new, nontoxic blue dye.
Women are more often than not discouraged from pursuing a career in science.
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Nigerian society has drilled into everyone that certain top roles are reserved for men.
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When this feeling dawned on me years ago on one of many early morning drives to Canberra during my PhD, it was almost crippling.
Learning – and talking – together…
The two subject areas can cooperate to create better arguments.
Reporting dreary weather for many centuries.
How science has been used to predict wind and rain for over 1,000 years.
Katherine Johnson spoke at the Oscars about her work depicted in the 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures.’
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NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.