The heart of a nighttime thunderstorm, and new insights into how these storms form, are revealed in this video interview.
Earth & Environment
The "third rock from the Sun"—Earth. With an orbit neither too close nor too far from the Sun, it occupies a unique position in the Solar System. It's the only planet known to man with the right conditions for the origin and evolution of life. During Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, a combination of processes has transformed it into a watery blue, living planet. The Earth's ecosystems involve complex interactions between the biological (living) and physical (non-living) worlds. Scientific research helps us comprehend our effects on the environment and how the environment in turn responds to impacts of our activities.
In this episode, Jordan and Charlie chat about fruit fly parents, the lizard mating game and "yellow" chemistry.
The basis of this video is Dr. Laurence Yeung's 2012 paper, Impact of diatom-diazotroph associations on carbon export in the Amazon River plume.
New chemical recipe could turn sulfur waste into key ingredient for lighter, cheaper electric car batteries
In this episode, Charlie and Jordan talk coral offspring's inherent traits, take a peek inside turtle shells and delve into how invasive marine species become invasive.
Mercury pollution can have significant adverse health effects on both humans and wildlife.The high mercury concentrations found in dolphins may reflect environmental differences in mercury contamination which can impact the concentration of mercury found in fish species that local human populations consume.
Bio-inspired surfactants could 'green' many common household products
Scientists tracked air pollution from both human-related activities and natural sources during the Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Experiment (FRAPPÉ) in summer 2014.
In this episode, Jordan and Charlie chat about the origins of life, polar bears in the summer time and what it takes to limit energy consumption at home.
This initiative benefits students on a diverse campus, with many learners traditionally underrepresented in STEM. This Inver Hills Community College video highlights molecular biology and field biology techniques used to study a pathogen contributing to amphibian declines world-wide.
When it comes to the three-horned dinosaur called the Triceratops, science is showing the ancient creatures might have been a little more complex than we thought.
In this episode, Charlie and Jordan chat about rising sea levels, biodegradable "smart" implants and the existence of the pentaquark.
Through a new synthetic approach called Liquid Assisted Grinding, we can synthesize inexpensive and environmentally friendly dyes for dye sensitized solar cells.
Hosted by NSF's Dena Headlee, Science Now is a weekly newscast covering some of the latest in NSF-funded innovation and advances across all areas and disciplines, from astronomy to zoology. This fast paced, news round-up reports many of the week's top stories.
The 9/11 attacks helped scientists discover that jet contrails can change the weather on the ground.
How a continuous stream of data from underwater volcanoes can help create a shared consciousness about the oceans.
In this episode, Charlie and Jordan chat about wastewater catalysts, solar cycle disruptions and an "iron shield" for rice.
In this episode, Jordan and Charlie chat about ocean temperatures, new marine species and metacognition in chimpanzees.
Developing pain medications for dolphins
In this week's episode, Charlie chats about insulin signaling, invasive algae and an improvement in the detection of fraudulent art