Science Celebration

By Indri Hapsari | Science is fun, amazing, and adorable.

Map of World's Groundwater Shows Planet's 'Hidden' Reservoirs

A new map of Earth's groundwater supply shows where on the planet water is locked up and "hidden" underground.<p>The map — the first of its kind — …

Cool Stuff

Scientists drilling first deep ice core at the South Pole

"Most of the other places where we've worked the ice is -25 C to -30 C, and that's too warm for rare organic molecules and other trace gases that …

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Citizen science: creating an inclusive network for conservation

Technology is allowing anyone to contribute to scientific research, with implications for conservation, disease prevention and much more. Louis Liebenberg explains<p>In September 1996 we tested the first iteration of a handheld data capture software called CyberTracker in the Karoo National Park in …

Conservation

Decoding Delicious: Why Your Food Tastes So Good

I was joyfully sitting at a beach-side restaurant on the Mayan Riviera enjoying my meal. I was with my 11-year-old nephew when I pointed out the pleasures one can have from delicious food.<p>"But what makes food delicious?" he asked naively. Interestingly enough, this was one of those rare instances …

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …