Stories tagged: science
Mon., April 2, 2018, 10 a.m.
While the human body has many parts made up of lots cells, some living things are actually just one little cell – an amoeba or a bacteria, for example.
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 8:38 p.m.
Chinese space authorities say the defunct Tiangong 1 mostly burned up upon re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere in the central South Pacific.
Mon., March 26, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
When we chew or cut broccoli, we damage the plant tissues and a new compound forms. It’s actually this compound in broccoli that gives off that, well, unique broccoli smell. …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
In intriguing research, a team of scientists may have discovered the earliest age at which a person can reason logically: 12 months.
Sun., March 11, 2018
You can try all kinds of fun experiments at home. It really all depends on what you are curious about. Lately, I’ve seen some really great sunsets and started wondering …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe column for Feb. 26, 2018.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 2:18 p.m.
In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution
In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner – leaving personal-care …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
You can tell a lot about a dinosaur by its ankles. For instance, ankles told Eastern Washington University paleontologist Judd Case that the dinosaur he discovered in Antarctica in 2004 …
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Ever since you were born, different cells have been working on your hair. Each hair sprouts from a follicle, a sort of little hair-making factory under your skin. Here, some …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Perhaps the best pitch for Solius might be a glance to the sky on one of the Pacific Northwest’s sullen, drizzly, January mornings. Over the last few years the Bainbridge …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
America’s space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
The powerful earthquake that struck beneath the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday generated a tsunami, but before gauges could show that it was very small, warnings went out to a …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, Jan. 22.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Anne McClain is going to space. The 38-year-old Spokane native
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to Christa McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
We can make glass in factories and we can find it in nature. Some volcanoes make glass. When they spew out lava, it often cools into obsidian, a black glass. …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
SpaceX has launched a secret satellite codenamed Zuma on its first flight of the new year.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: Mountain temperatures have less to do with proximity to the sun and more about air pressure. Or lack of it.
Why is it so cold up in the mountains if heat rises and it’s closer to the sun?
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, December 11, 2017.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
The scholarship, established at the Dearborn, Michigan-based Center for Arab American Philanthropy with money from Adawia Alousi’s family trust, is believed to be the first of its kind for Muslim-American …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe column for Dec. 4, 2017.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe column for Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
A stash of frozen treats and other supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, this time from Virginia’s cold eastern shore.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It’s a nightmare …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for NASA chief has been criticized for promoting political divisiveness and rejecting climate change science. He says he’ll run the space agency on a consensus agenda …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will replace the panels that advise him on science and public health issues with new members holding more diverse views.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Most people will need a few Google searches to peg where Hazen Audel has survived the elements in 2017.