Friday October 10, 2014


Where Did the First Light in the Universe Come From? Hubble Discovery Reveals Clues

A compact galaxy some 3 billion light-years away is shedding light, shedding light on how stars formed during when our universe was young.
- The Christian Science Monitor

New Book Examines the Macroeconomics of Global Warming

Multi-disciplinary approach, which touches on issues of growth, employment, and development, elucidates for readers state-of-the-art research on the complex and far-reaching problem of global warming.
- Phys.Org

Thursday October 9, 2014

Cave Paintings Change Ideas About the Origin of Art

Scientists have identified some of the earliest cave paintings produced by humans.
- BBC News

NASA Telescope Discovers Brightest Dead Star Ever Spotted

Astronomers spot a dead star, which appears to be burning with the energy of about 10 million suns. This “shockingly bright” star is the brightest pulsar ever recorded.
- International Business Times

Wednesday October 8, 2014

Rewilding the Land Can Repair Damage We've Caused and Reconnect Us to the Natural World

George Monbiot, author of Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life, talks about why he refuses to fly, how the reintroduction of beavers in Scotland is transforming the environment, and why he hates sheep.
- National Geographic

NASA Invests $50 Million to Answer All-Important Question: Are We Alone in the Universe?

Funding will be split by seven teams of astrobiology researchers, which will receive about $8 million per group, to conduct over five years of study on the origins and evolutions of life on Earth and the universe
- Tech Times

Monster Telescope Breaks Ground, Will Offer Deepest Views of Universe

What promises to be the most advanced and sensitive telescope in the world, the massive Thirty Meter Telescope, officially breaks ground Tuesday in Hawaii. When completed, it will offer the deepest and sharpest views of our universe yet. 
- Los Angeles Times

Tuesday October 7, 2014

Trade Is a Driving Force in Biodiversity

New research builds on theory advanced by E.O. Wilson, shows that the world is indeed getting smaller
- Harvard Gazette

Arousing Curiosity Primes the Brain for Learning and Long-Term Memory

A new study lends insight into "how a form of intrinsic motivation—curiosity—affects memory," suggesting "ways to enhance learning in the classroom and other settings.” 
- redOrbit

Monday October 6, 2014

Are Leaders Born or Made?

A new study supports the idea that leaders are made, not born, and that leadership development follows a specific progression.
- University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

These Women Should Win a Nobel Prize in Physics

No Nobel Prize has come close to being equitably distributed by gender, but physics has the worst record of them all. Zero women have won it in the past 50 years. Exactly two women have won it ever.
- Slate