Science

  • July 14, 2011    

    The Defense Department unveiled its long-awaited strategy for cybersecurity Thursday. The plan is aimed at defending its own computer networks and those of its partners, and developing “robust cyberspace capabilities.” Continue reading

  • July 13, 2011    

    Worries About a Gonorrhea ‘Superbug’ Gonorrhea is becoming increasingly resistant to the only drugs used to treat it. Resistant strains of the common sexually transmitted disease have failed antibiotic treatment in two cases now — one in Japan, one in … Continue reading

  • July 13, 2011    

    Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has dropped its bid to purchase British satellite broadcaster BSkyB in light of the still-unfolding scandal over the use of phone hacking by journalists from News of the World, … Continue reading

  • Creative Commons photo courtesy flickr.com/dinomite The scandal that helped shutter Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid and left at least nine News International journalists facing possible criminal charges has brought phone hacking into the spotlight as a means of … Continue reading

  • July 12, 2011    

    Flickr @martincron Gail Starr has ladybugs in her ears. Not actual, live, ladybugs, but rather ladybug earrings. She has multiple pairs, many of them gifts from her students. She teaches third grade at Springs Ranch Elementary School, and regularly takes … Continue reading

  • July 12, 2011  

    Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2011    

    Economics was dubbed “the dismal science” by 19th century English intellectual Thomas Carlyle. The reason: the Reverend Thomas Malthus’ grim prediction, around 1800, that population would inevitably outstrip food supply, since the former grows geometrically (1,2,4,8…), the latter, arithmetically (1,2,3,4…). … Continue reading

  • July 11, 2011    

    Economics was dubbed “the dismal science” by 19th century English intellectual Thomas Carlyle. The reason: the Reverend Thomas Malthus’ grim prediction, around 1800, that population would inevitably outstrip food supply, since the former grows geometrically (1,2,4,8…), the latter, arithmetically (1,2,3,4…). … Continue reading

  • July 11, 2011    

    More than 10 million people are desperately in need of food assistance in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, the World Food Program estimated this week, as the worst drought in 60 years continues to ravage eastern Africa. The situation in Somalia … Continue reading

  • July 11, 2011  

    After 30 years and millions of miles traveled, the 135th and final mission of NASA’s space shuttle program blasted off Friday. Ray Suarez discusses the post-shuttle era of space exploration and NASA’s future purpose with former astronaut Mae Jemison, former NASA official Eric Sterner and science correspondent Miles O’Brien. Continue reading