Grants Fund Research Experiences for Pocatello High School Teachers with ISU Biologist

Thanks to a pair of grants from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trusts, two Pocatello High School teachers are getting two summer’s worth of research experience with a couple of Idaho State University professors. Recently, Devaleena Pradhan and Heather Ray, assistant professors of biological sciences, were each awarded a Partners in Science grant. Through the program, … Read more

California Wildfire: Fire Clouds Erupted High Into the Atmosphere First, Then Heavy Rain Caused Flooding

Just a day after it ignited on July 29th, California’s McKinney Fire exploded in intensity, burning so hot that it exceeded a satellite sensor’s ability to measure it while lofting multiple fire clouds high into the atmosphere. Now, heavy rains in the area have sent torrents of water, mud and debris down streams, knocking out … Read more

Why Utah wildlife biologists want you to temporarily avoid these High Uintas water areas

A photo of Osweep Creek, a stream complex in the Lake Fork drainage in the High Uintas wilderness. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists began rotenone treatments to clear a future path for native Colorado River cutthroat trout species to return as early as 2024. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes … Read more

High performance waveguide devices for next generation photonic

Background With the advance of semiconductor industry, the traditional electronic integrated circuit is approaching its limit in bandwidth and energy consumption. Compared to electronic integrated circuits, photonic integrated circuits exhibit lower transmission loss, wider bandwidth and smaller time delay. On the other hand, the rapid development of quantum technology in recent decades indicates that quantum … Read more

Biological mother can be ‘adoptive mother’: Punjab and Haryana High Court : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service Saurabh Malik Chandigarh, July 25 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that a biological mother can also be an “adoptive mother”. The ruling came in a case where a woman’s plea for adopting her daughter from her first marriage, after she tied the knot again, was dismissed by … Read more

New Hampshire and Northeast U.S. region’s high childhood cancer rates re-examined

LEBANON, NH – In 2018, a paper by David A. Siegel, MD, MPH, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made headlines in New Hampshire. The paper reported that the state of New Hampshire and the Northeast region of the US have some of the highest incidence rates of pediatric cancer (age 0-19) … Read more

Physiological features of Japanese black cattle with high methane production

Japan’s agricultural sector produced 32.3 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2022, accounting for 2.8% of the country’s total emissions. Nearly a quarter of that stems from enteric fermentation within livestock. Ruminants – grazing animals such as cattle, sheep and goats that acquire nutrients from plant-based diets – give off enteric methane as they … Read more

Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force reports high bacteria levels at five Maui sites

Surfrider Maui Launches Blue Water Task Force Five locations on Maui have high levels of enterococcus bacteria, according to samples taken on July 13, as part of a citizen scientist program conducted monthly by the Surfrider Foundation. High levels were reported at: Wailuku Stream (4366), Haneoʻo (1152), Pāʻia Bay (545), Maliko Bay (226), and Kahului … Read more

Hike the High Sierra, See the Future Unfold

by Joe Mathews | July 12, 2022 Do you want to develop the superpower of seeing decades, even centuries, into the future? Then start hiking the High Sierra. That’s the inescapable conclusion of a surprising new memoir from California’s greatest living science fiction writer, Kim Stanley Robinson, about how he has structured his life around … Read more