What Iceland’s Volcanoes Can Teach Us about Climate
What Iceland’s Volcanoes Can Teach Us about Climate

By Brian Palmer, OnEarth It’s not quite a sharknado, but the possible impending eruption of a mile-high volcano under Iceland’s…

Tear gas linked to spontaneous abortions
Tear gas linked to spontaneous abortions

In 2011, a study by the University of Chile showed the probability that the chemicals in tear gas can damage a fetus in the last trimester of…

Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap
Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap

A Kentucky firefighter was in critical condition Friday, a day after he and three others were injured when an aerial ladder got too close to a…

Fracking’s Chemical Cocktails
Fracking’s Chemical Cocktails

Fracking is once again in trouble. Scientists have found that what gets pumped into hydrocarbon-rich rock as part of the hydraulic fracture…

Thousand-robot swarm assembles itself into complex shapes — on its own
Thousand-robot swarm assembles itself into complex shapes — on its own

There is something magical about seeing 1,000 robots move, when humans are not operating any of them. In a new study published in Science ,…

A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs
A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

the_newsbeagle writes: To make a brain-machine interface, you need a way to capture neurons’ electric signals. The most precise and most…

Melbourne students protest higher education cuts
Melbourne students protest higher education cuts

Melbourne students protest higher education cuts University students from across Melbourne took to the streets on August 20, 2014 to protest the…

FBI tracking charter schools
FBI tracking charter schools

There’s been a flood of local news stories in recent months about FBI raids on charter schools all over the country. From Pittsburgh to…