Women in Video Games: A Critique

Women make up a growing percentage of video gamers. Research investigates the role of gender and sexism in gaming.

The Origins of Silicon Valley

Some scholarly sources behind the origins of Silicon Valley and the tech sector

Under The Sea

In the coastal waters of New Zealand, ambient reef noise has been shown to be louder in the summers.

Salmon and Agriculture Compete in the California Drought

California’s prolonged drought is leading to bitter competition for water supplies between fish and agriculture.
Trail of camels led by two drivers travels along in front of Pyramids of Giza.

Scientists Have an Answer to How the Egyptian Pyramids Were Built

Using sand, water, and a scale model of an ancient Egyptian transport sled, a team of international scientists ...
raw oysters on the half shell

Oysters Provide Scientific Food For Thought

Reading oysters for 17th century Jamestown history

The ABCs of Ebola

A is for don’t panic. The rest is science. Ebola was first described in the mid-1970s. It causes ...
Rear view of an adventurous couple walking on a forest trail in the sunlight

Go Outside, It’s Good for You

If E.O. Wilson is right, that our love of nature is innate, what does it mean to be cloistering ourselves inside, away from it?

Happy Birthday, Osamu Shimomura!

August 27th marked the birthday of Osamu Shimomura, the organic chemist who discovered green fluorescent protein in 1962. ...

Mosquitoes: The Science Behind the Pests

Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others? How you smell to a mosquito affects how much you're bit.