Nitrogen 101 – Biological nitrogen fixation for plant growth and health | Brand Ave. Studios

It moves through living and nonliving things, permeating the atmosphere, water, soil, plants, animals and microscopic beings. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless. Like water, it has a repeating cycle upon which life depends. What is it? Nitrogen, of course! OK, maybe that wasn’t obvious. After all, it’s not every day that most folks ponder … Read more

Trolling Is Taking a Toll on Science Journalism – The Wire Science

Photo: Akshar Dave / Unsplash Like journalists who cover other polarising beats, science journalists say they are being targeted with digital provocations and hate and report their newsrooms are doing little to protect them. One reporter said in an interview that she has become less inclined to cover topics that she feels are likely to … Read more

Biological Science Rejects the Sex Binary, and That’s Good for Humankind – The Wire Science

Photo: Ruvim Noga / Unsplash At the recent U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, a senator triggered controversy when she asked Jackson to define the word “woman.” After Jackson declined, several Republican congresspeople chimed in with definitions that ranged from dubious to shocking, including “the weaker sex” and “someone who has a … Read more

Weaponising the Research Community – The Wire Science

The Ukrainian national flag is seen through the window of an apartment destroyed during Russia’s invasion, Borodianka, Kyiv region, May 13, 2022. Photo: Reuters / Vladyslav Musiienko Some 46% of Russians firmly support Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a poll of 1,640 adults conducted on February 28 and March 1. By this time, … Read more

‘Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity’ exhibition opens at the Science Museum of Virginia | Brand Ave. Studios

Photo provided by Science Museum of Virginia Skin – the human body’s largest and most fascinating organ – plays a vital role in all our lives. Encompassing around 22 square feet of bodily real estate, skin impacts and enhances our day-to-day lives in more ways than meets the eye. “Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity” is … Read more

Structural Biologist Mamannamana Vijayan Passes Away – The Wire Science

M. Vijayan. Photo: INSA Thiruvananthapuram: Molecular bio-physicist and structural biologist professor Mamannamana Vijayan passed away in Bengaluru on Sunday, said the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). He was 80. The health of Vijayan, who was former president of the INSA during 2008-2010, had deteriorated during the past two days, the academy said on social media. … Read more

New City College Science Building Will Launch Fresno Success Stories – GV Wire

Gray skies and rain sprinkles didn’t dampen the celebration Thursday at the official groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction of the long-awaited Science Building at Fresno City College. The $ 87 million building at the corner of Blackstone and Weldon Avenues represents different things to different people. For chemistry professor Seth Yates, the new … Read more