Stephanie Maniscalco

49 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Follower | @StephanieMav4m7 | Integrated Science 1 & 2  Teacher, Bayside High School

Do humans have a 'sixth sense'? Scientist claims we can detect Earth's magnetic fields

A US scientist has claimed to have found evidence of a "sixth sense" in humans that can detect the Earth's magnetic fields.<p>Joe Kirschvink, from the …

Physicists find missing link between glass formation and crystallization

Glasses are neither fluids nor crystals. They are amorphous solids and one of the big puzzles in condensed matter physics. For decades, the question …

Physics

Atoms in close-up | Cosmos

More than 7,000 years ago Neolithic metallurgists created the first man-made alloy when they toughened copper by adding a little arsenic. Modern …

Little Worlds Have Bigger Features: Why Everest And The Grand Canyon Are So Small

Here on planet Earth, the largest mountains seem absolutely incredible, stretching tens of thousands of feet from top to bottom. The grandest valleys are absolutely tremendous, spanning hundreds of miles in length, more than a dozen miles wide and over a mile deep. These fantastic features — Mount …

Astronomy

Discovery of a Magnetic Field Spanning the Universe --"Solves Mystery of the Missing Antimatter" (Today's Most Popular)

The discovery of a 'left-handed' magnetic field that pervades the universe could help explain a long standing mystery – the absence of cosmic …

Stanford researchers help to explain how stars are born, cosmic structures evolve | Stanford News

Working with information sent from the Japanese Hitomi satellite, an international team of researchers that include Stanford scientists has obtained …

How Fossil Fuels Helped A Chemist Launch The Plastic Industry

A century ago, people relied on nature to make basic things: toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of ivory, and clothes were made of cotton. In a lot of ways, life as we know it today, is possible because of plastic. We can now afford phones, computers and medical devices in part …

New York State

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Breakthrough Chemistry: We Can Now Create A New Form of Light

Shedding New Light<p>“We found a new way that the universe works that we didn’t understand before,” says Matthew Liptak, chemist and co-head of an …

Molecular muscles can stretch and contract in three dimensions

A molecular daisy chain forms complex configurations that expand and contract.<p>Without functioning muscles, we wouldn’t be able to do a whole lot. …

Nanotech

When a state’s drug chemist lies for years, should all her cases be thrown out?

Before Massachusetts discovered in 2013 that one of the chemists in its state crime lab was actually using the drugs she was testing, it uncovered another chemist in 2012 who admitted she had been falsifying some of her drug testing results for more than eight years. Both chemists were arrested, …

Obstruction of Justice

Molecular Machines Win 2016 Chemistry Nobel

Three chemists who made some of the first molecular machines have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.<p>The committee recognized Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for equal contributions.<p>The molecular machines the three have created include molecular elevators, …

Chemistry

Novel method creates important industrial chemicals simply, cheaply

A Washington State University research team has used a simple, common industrial process in a new way to create chemicals used widely as fuel …

Washington State University

The Elements of Being a Chemist

Nicholas Anderson, a renewable-energy researcher in Colorado, talks about the appeal of working in a lab.<p>Chemists study the stuff around us at the molecular level, and figure out ways to make new materials or to modify existing things. Most research jobs in the field require a Ph.D., and it’s a …

China's Unpredictable Chemical Reaction

The much-touted reform of state-owned companies in China is really happening. Before investors celebrate, however, they should take a look at their …

Physicists use multicolored laser light to study atoms critical to medicine

UCLA physicists have shown that shining multicolored laser light on rubidium atoms causes them to lose energy and cool to nearly absolute zero. This …

Physics

What is a Volcano? A Medieval Answer

Volcanoes have long fascinated people. They have know how dangerous they can be, but throughout history many have tried to figure what causes them. …

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes near Tokyo's 'ring of fire' coast

USGSJapan has been rocked by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake<p>The 6.4 tremor took place in the sea off the south-east of Tokyo, according to the United …

Natural Disasters

Why Does Fracking (Sometimes) Trigger Earthquakes?

A new study proposes why fracking triggers some faults but leaves others dormant—and it suggests a possible method of earthquake prediction.<p>At 3 a.m. on the morning of May 17, 2012, the town of Timpson, Texas, was awoken by the largest earthquake ever measured in the eastern half of the state. The …

Indonesia's Mount Barujari erupts without warning

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities say they have evacuated most tourists from Mount Barujari on Lombok island after it spewed a massive …

Nearly 200 earthquakes hit near SoCal's Salton Sea, USGS says

SALTON CITY, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Almost 200 earthquakes were recorded in Southern California's Salton Sea in roughly a 24-hour period, …

Seismometers are giving scientists a clearer look at a giant scar under the American Midwest

When Doug Wiens approached Minnesota farmers to ask permission to install a seismometer on their land, he often got a puzzled look. “You could tell …

Geology
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Alexander Von Humboldt's Contributions To Geology

“His Geology is funny stuff,” Charles Darwin once complained, but German naturalist F. W. H. Alexander von Humboldt made important contributions to this science, including coining the geological term “formation.”<p>Encouraged by his father, Humboldt became interested in the natural world, collecting …

Geology

How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Anthropocene<p><b>About Kenneth Lacovara's TED Talk</b><p>Earth's rocks and fossils can help us understand our own species. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara says there's "no doubt" that humans' impact on Earth will show up in the geological record.<p><b>About Kenneth …

Paleontology

A History Of Collecting Rocks And Minerals: Minerals As Early Medicine

The discovery of fossils in graves and in archaeological digs suggest that humans were already collecting unusual shaped rocks or minerals in prehistoric times. The why of such a behavior is unknown – maybe the rocks were seen as talisman or simply appreciated for their beauty.<p>The first written …

Alternative Medicine

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 29, 2016

<i>This video clip shows the northern portion of the lava lake, where episodic bubbling commonly occurs. The northern margin of the lake is in the upper</i> …

Super cool!

The Northern Lights are a sight to see this week and this may be your last chance to see it until the next peak in the solar cycle about 11 years …

Ísland: Volcanoes

Eyjafjallajökull from the ring roadIf you’re a volcanologist – or really any geology buff who appreciates volcanoes – Iceland is flat-out …

Earth Science

Solar variability and the Earth’s climate

<b>Guest essay by Andy May</b><p>According to Javier and the IPCC, total solar radiation output varies little, less than 0.1%. This is only 0.7 to 1.4 Watts/m2 …

Climate Change