When you hear the term, computer geek, what image immediately pops into mind? Is the geek in your mind’s eye a woman? Probably not. There’s a reason the stereotype of the computer geek is almost always depicted as male. Around the world, significantly more men than women work in computer science. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Many shark species in the northwestern Atlantic have declined by more than half in just the last 8-15 years. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
What are the odds of giving birth to a boy? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
A whopping three million people in the United States alone are affected by this problem. What is it?
In the U.S., someone attempts suicide every minute. What compels so many people to end their lives prematurely?
Did we really go to the moon? "To the Moon... or Not?" on this Moment of Science.
Although ants usually communicate through smell, they also use sound to send distress calls and warnings about danger. Since they don’t have ears, scientists believe that they sense sound vibrations in their knees.
This discovery led many scientists to believe that the dioxin content of Agent Orange was responsible for serious diseases suffered by Vietnam Veterans and the Vietnamese people.
In his book Cosmos, the late scientist Carl Sagan talks about the way in which the earth is regularly struck by material from outer space. These collisions with space debris can be minor–as in a shooting star on a summer night–or amazingly destructive, as in the collision that probably killed off the dinosaurs. Thankfully, the […]
The North Pacific High is part of a relatively stable high pressure system in the Pacific Ocean that influences the weather from northern Mexico, to the far-west and Southwest United States. In a high pressure system, air from up above tends to move downward to ground level.