Science & Technology

Photos by Juan Guayasamin and Lucas Bustamante, respectively, courtesy of the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
Texture-morphing frog discovered in Ecuador

In a paper published in late March, researchers identified a new frog species along with a new way of considering verteb...

"This map shows the tracks of all Tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1980 to 2005. The points show the locations of the storms at six-hourly intervals and use the color scheme shown above from Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale."--Wikimedia Commons user Nilfanion. Photo by the National Hurricane Center.
New model improves hurricane predictions

In late March, a team at the University of Arizona developed a better model for predicting the number of hurricanes in t...

Photo by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
Tornadoes ravage northern Illinois

A violent tornado touched down in northern Illinois on Thursday, April 9, roughly 80 miles west of Chicago, leaving many...

Photo by Terry Wallace
Mineral Spotlight: Diamonds, Sapphires and Proustite

Okay people, spring is here so I thought, “What better to do with this column than to talk about gemstones?” This is...

Photo by H. Alexander Talbot (CC BY 2.0).
Lobster antennules inspiring robotic ‘noses’

Robotic “noses” modeled after a lobster’s sensory antennules may be the next tool for detecting explosives and oil...

Photo by Dartmouth College Electron Microscope Facility
Study suggests hygiene may lead to more severe allergies

Allergies pose issues that affect, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an upward of one in five A...

Photo by Christopher Spedden
April 17, 2015: Observatory Corner

Hello, eager astronomy learners, and welcome back for another edition of Observatory Corner for Friday, April 17, 2015! ...

Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Kentaro IEMOTO (CC SA 2.0). (Location: Beijing)
Chinese government censors pollution documentary

The Chinese government has removed the recent documentary “Under the Dome” by Chai Jing  from major online sites. T...

Photo by Australian Antarctic Division.
Warmer oceans threaten Antarctica’s Totten Glacier

Late last year, scientists discovered that the West Antarctic ice sheet is collapsing, which is predicted to lead to a g...

Image by UI News Bureau: L. Brian Stauffer photo.
3-D printing innovation enables molecular-scale printing

Recently a team at the University of Illinois in Urbana headed by Dr. Michael Burke tested the limits of tiny 3-D printi...