Extra-Ordinary Heat Wave | Open Mind

The heatwave which invaded England recently was no ordinary one. At numerous locations the temperature exceeded 40°C (104°F) which, as far as we know, has never happened before in the British Isles. England definitely isn’t prepared for such temperatures, as Melissa Harrison makes abundantly clear in the Washington Post; an airport closed when the runway … Read more

AGU Acceleration to Open Access with Geophysical Research Letters transition

AGU is committed to the principles of open science and FAIR (Fimpossible, Aaccessible, Iinteroperable and Reusable) data. To support that, over the last decade, AGU has begun to shift its journals to open access as part of our mission to support a global community in advancing Earth and space sciences. … Read more

Open Science in the real world today: takeaways from the EGU22 Great Debate

On Wednesday 25 May, as part of the 2022 General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union, we held a “Great Debate on Open Science” that was attended by over 100 EGU participants both on-site in Vienna and online. The debate was organized by Francesca Pianosi and Jamie Farquharson with support from Remko Nijzink, Riccardo Rigon … Read more

» Inqua Rome 2023 congress: abstract submission is open!

The XXI Inqua congress will take place in Rome in July 2023. Do not forget to submit your abstract, deadline is November 1st, 2022! Submit your abstract here Below are some highlights on sessions centered on earthquakes, active faulting and tectonic stuff, but remember to check the full list – 209 proposed sessions! Session 4: … Read more

Summer Research Grants Open Up a World of Possibilities for Students

Each summer, students at the College of Charleston gain hands-on experience through Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) grants, which pair students with faculty mentors to pursue impactful research projects. This year, a committee of faculty members representing each of the College’s eight schools reviewed 58 applications. A total of 23 projects were each awarded … Read more

Research may open door to new therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer’s disease — ScienceDaily

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have lower levels of the neuromodulator acetylcholine (ACh) in their brains. Donepezil, an AD drug, increases brain ACh levels and improves AD-associated learning deficits. Now, researchers have identified the intracellular signal cascade through which ACh regulates aversive learning, a major preliminary test for AD drugs. Researchers also found that donepezil … Read more

California Science Center to Open IMAX® Original Film Asteroid Hunters 3D

Explore our solar system and discover how science, knowledge, and communication can be powerful enough to save the planet LOS ANGELES , June 17, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The IMAX® original film Asteroid Hunters 3D transports audiences into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they … Read more

Forensic science institute to open this year in Belleville, IL

Brendan Kelly, director of the Illinois State Police, talks about the new ISP Forensic Science Institute being established in Belleville at a press conference with state and local officials on Friday. Teri Maddox tmaddox@bnd.com The new Illinois State Police Forensic Science Institute that’s being established at Belleville Educational Center won’t require much renovation. That’s according … Read more

Fossil Evidence Just Added Fuel to The Debate Over The Purpose of Giraffe Necks

In light of the brutal tug-of-war over resources that is natural selection, it has been taken for granted that the giraffe’s iconic neck evolved to reach leaves other plant-eaters can not possibly access. What seemed obvious to Charles Darwin has since attracted a great deal of scrutiny, with some biologists proposing those extended vertebrae aren’t … Read more

1st look inside: NASA visitor complex to open ‘Gateway’ to future of space travel

If NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex serves as a theme park for the space set, then its newest attraction is the agency’s own take on “Tomorrowland.” Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex (opens in new tab)“opening on June 15, invites the public to not just step, but fly into the future of space travel. … Read more