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A lot of vaccines and some medications need to be delivered by injection. Two groups of researchers are designing ways of delivering these medications by putting them in pill form.
The last five years are also the five hottest years on record for average global temperature, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The magnetic north pole has been drifting away from the Canadian Arctic at a brisk 55 kilometers — about 34 miles — per year, with ramifications for military and civilian travelers.
Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in the U.S. to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos.
Scientists say Ultima Thule, a newly explored world out beyond Pluto, is a relic from our solar system’s earliest days.
Roman was one of the first female executives at NASA, its first chief of astronomy and she played an instrumental role in making the Hubble Space Telescope a reality. She died on Dec. 25.
2018 saw a string of more precise — and dire — assessments that a warming climate is affecting the weather. That didn’t keep President Trump and others from questioning those scientific conclusions.
Research suggests the winter blues are triggered by specialized light-sensing cells in the retina that communicate directly with brain areas involved in mood.
A researcher had an idea about viruses that was wild. And it turned out to be true.
Canadian Twitter may truly be a nicer place. Researcher Bryor Snefjella says Canadians tend to tweet more positive words compared to their American counterparts.
Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony’s young, researchers say.
NASA’s Charlie Sobeck, former manager of the Kepler Space Telescope mission, discusses the monumental findings of the spacecraft and NASA’s decision to retire it in orbit.
The Technology and Society Certificate Program will screen the final director’s cut of Bladerunner, Friday Oct 19, 7pm, at the Athena Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
The 9th annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium (AppO MaSTRS 9) will be hosted on October 6th from 8:30 am -3:00 pm in Morton Hall on Ohio University’s campus. This year’s theme is Initiating Critical Conversations About STEM Education. The event is for mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators,… Read More
Astronomers have found a distant dwarf planet that appears to confirm the existence of Planet Nine, a giant planet lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system.
Many social sciences experiments couldn’t be reproduced in a new study, thus calling into question their findings. The field of social science is pushing hard to improve its scientific rigor.
Scientists are learning more about how our gut microbes may influence dieting. A small new study finds successful dieters have a different mix of bacteria than less-successful dieters.
How much damage a bullet does when fired at the human body hinges on physics. Our latest “Let’s Talk” video shows and explains why certain types of ammunition cause greater havoc than others.
Researchers wanted to know why certain infections were increasing in hospitals. They were surprised by what they found.
The sun is responsible for all life on Earth, but we still have a lot to learn about it. So this summer, NASA is sending the Parker Solar Probe closer to the sun than we have ever been before.
A warming climate is knocking nature’s rhythms out of sync. High in the Rocky Mountains, scientists have been tracking the impact for decades.
North America’s largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it’s too late.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University has marked the start of a new phase of research aimed at recovering rare earth elements from coal and its byproducts. A ceremony was held Wednesday at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy on WVU’s Evansdale campus in Morgantown for the Rare Earth Extraction Facility. WVU… Read More
Astronomers have found 12 more moons orbiting the planet Jupiter. These moons are all small — just 5 kilometers or less across — and one of them behaves very strangely.
In the evolution of mankind, progress has been made through knowledge. Believing was good, but the big steps in history were made with science. Once humans figured out how to use fire, or a couple centuries later when our ancestors used agriculture and became sedentary, quality of life improved immensely. The big steps in developing… Read More