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NASA’s Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole

NASA’s Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole

For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This neutrino traveled 3.7 billion years at almost the speed of light before being detected on Earth. This is farther than any other neutrino whose origin scientists can identify.  High-energy neutrinos […]

Ventura County Community College District and the Naval Base of Ventura County, Naval Facilities Engineering Command sign partnership agreement

Ventura County Community College District and the Naval Base of Ventura County, Naval Facilities Engineering Command sign partnership agreement

OXNARD, Calif. – The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) and the Naval Base of Ventura County, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC), are collaborating to strengthen skills training and local employment outcomes in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The agreement, signed February 27, focuses on four key pillars designed […]

If the Earth is spinning, why can’t I feel it?

If the Earth is spinning, why can’t I feel it?

Asking for a friend… We’re moving so fast, but we don’t feel it. Jaymantri Congratulations: you’re currently spinning at about 1,000 miles an hour without even trying! That’s how fast the Earth has to turn to make a complete rotation every day.

Meanwhile in space: Jupiter looks great and Mars is a dust heap

Meanwhile in space: Jupiter looks great and Mars is a dust heap

Here’s the most gorgeous space news you need to catch up on. A time lapse sequence at Jupiter’s South Pole. Gerald Eichstädt/JunoCam Travel Pictures Quick, what were you doing on February 7, between 10:21 a.m. and 11:01 a.m.

In World First, 5 Children Are Given New Ears Grown From Their Own Cells

In World First, 5 Children Are Given New Ears Grown From Their Own Cells

In a historical world first, Chinese scientists have successfully given new lab-grown ears to 5 different children. Not only that, but they were grown using the children’s very own cells. The children, who were all between the ages of 6 and 10, were born with microtia; a condition where the shape and cartilage of their […]

The Top 5 Most Amazing Women Scientists in History

The Top 5 Most Amazing Women Scientists in History

Some of the greatest discoveries and contributions to humanity’s knowledge and understanding have been made by women scientists. These were revolutionary female role models with passions and smarts who would prove that it did not have to be a man’s world.

EPA Should Ignore Anti-Coal Activists At Listening Sessions

EPA Should Ignore Anti-Coal Activists At Listening Sessions

  By Dr. Howard Hayden and Tom Harris On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is holding three public listening sessions on the proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The sessions will be held on February 21 in Kansas City, February 28 in San Francisco, and March 27 in Gillette, Wyoming. If the listening […]

‘Toying with Science’ Show | Free and Open to the Public

‘Toying with Science’ Show | Free and Open to the Public

  It has been said that Krinsky resembles a living cartoon with his animated movement and non-stop energy. Since its creation in 1995, Krinsky’s acclaimed Toying with Science program has toured across the U.S. and Canada to rave reviews. Toying with Science, first commissioned by the Museum of Science in Boston, has been performed at […]

21 science books that make excellent gifts

21 science books that make excellent gifts

For the friend who would like a Sci, hold the Fi. Books for the science enthusiast in your life. Depositphotos Even the biggest know-it-all on your gift list can’t know everything. Give your science-hungry friends something fun for their brain to chew on with these engaging (and sometimes enraging) books about scientific topics.

California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems

California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems

By Faith Kearns, Academic Coordinator, California Institute for Water Resources, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Can California update its building codes …

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