Turns out dolphins have a certain magnetic quality, and not just figuratively but literally.
A new study published in the journal Naturwissenschaften — The Science of Nature, reveals that the aquatic mammals are attracted to magnets, behaving differently when in proximity to magnetized objects as opposed to any that are demagnitized. Continue reading
The debate over personal privacy vs. national security took a new turn earlier this week as the director of the FBI criticized the advent of encrypted smart phones that allow users to keep data on their devices private. For more, Julia Angwin of ProPublica joins Alison Stewart. Continue reading
President Barack Obama pledged Thursday to expand the largest ocean sanctuary to 490,000 square miles, six times its current size. The PBS NewsHour has been following how ocean acidification has impacted marine life and the Americans who depend on them. Continue reading
A region of the Pacific Ocean that is home to thriving colonies of rare and endangered species will be protected as the world’s largest marine preserve, under an executive order by President Obama. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Elliott Norse of the Marine Conservation Institute about the importance of keeping the area undisturbed, as well as its historical precedent. Continue reading
Three 16-year-old high school girls hailing from Ireland claimed the top prize for Google’s 2014 Science Fair with a project that aims to solve the food crisis — with the help of bacteria.
A new process developed at Stanford University lets scientists see inside the brain, using computer programs to fly in between neurons. It’s the first high resolution picture of the brain’s wiring, which could lead to cures for anxiety, depression and other neurological disorders. Continue reading
NEW YORK — Thousands of miles off America’s shores, an ocean preserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly three times the size of California under a memorandum that President Barack Obama signed Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.
India has joined the U.S., the former Soviet Union and the European Union as one of the elite few to successfully send a spacecraft to Mars, on its first try and for only $75 million — a fraction of the cost of other space missions. But there have been debates over whether the money could be better spent in a country where millions live in poverty. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading