Have you ever driven past an old factory building and wondered what ever happened to the harsh chemicals that were used there? If you guessed that a lot of the chemicals ended up in the environment, you would be right. READ MORE
Cement is one of those common building materials that you can find just about anywhere. When the cement starts to get cracked, fixing it is generally an easy task that involves widening the crack slightly before filling it with more READ MORE
Sulfuric acid production by sulfur-oxidizing bacteria may be a solution to a long standing mining problem.
All life on Earth has to respire. For us this means inhaling oxygen to fuel our metabolism and exhaling waste gases like carbon dioxide. When we do this, we move the energy from the food we eat to the oxygen READ MORE
You can use a smartphone to participate in science research, no degree required, and maybe help save the bumble bee population.
New approaches for preventing and treating illnesses are on the rise, including the use of gene therapy through vaccines. With this technique, healthy copies of genes can be introduced to the body to reverse the bad effects of genes working READ MORE
During the last days of the summer of 1991, tourists hiking in the Ötztal Alps near the Italy – Austria border found the remains of an incredibly well-preserved man. This man, dubbed Ötzi, was dated back to the “Copper Age”: READ MORE
By Margareth Cheng-Campbell Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, Young Scientist Program For over a hundred years, humans on Earth have been using radio transmissions to communicate with each other. This ability to communicate around the globe has brought people READ MORE
Think back to your childhood, and there’s one thing many of us had in common: LEGOs. In fact, I challenge you to find someone who has never played with LEGO bricks in their lifetime. From houses to spaceships, the possibilities READ MORE
In the United States, young men who have sex with men (MSM) are at higher risk for being infected with HIV, and are experiencing problems at various stages of HIV care, including getting on medication, staying on medication, and treating READ MORE