Since the health of a farm depends largely on healthy soil, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), with support from the Walton Family Foundation and Monsanto, recently announced the formation a new Science Advisory Council and the Soil Health Partnership … Continue reading ?
The National Science Foundation recently released results of their science test that showed Americans sadly lacking in basic science knowledge. We cringed at the fact that one in four Americans did not know that the Earth revolves around the sun. Show More Summary
Teenagers in Oakland, Cali. are ready to go on the air with their STEM reporting. Youth Radio, a program underwritten by the National Science Foundation, is teaching high school students how to be in-depth reporters covering science and technology. Show More Summary
By Melanie Hunter | CNS News The National Science Foundation has awarded a $356,337 grant to the University of Iowa to use virtual technology to study social influences on risky cycling and pedestrian behavior. “This project will create a simulation facility that will advance a capability to study the social interactions of two children, or... Show More Summary
In a survey by the National Science Foundation, 40% of Americans said that they believed astrology was a science. But, is the issue not that Americans believe that horoscopes are scientifically defined, but that they simply misheard "astrology" as "astronomy"? Read more...
The National Science Foundation has for years been partnering with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, to present a series of 10 videos and other materials explaining the science, technology, engineering, design and mathematics behind Olympic winter sports. The stories in the videos are told by athletes as well as engineers and scientists. Below […]
The U.S. National Science Foundation conducted a survey that revealed only 74% of Americans know that the Earth revolves around the Sun. But wait — there's more. Read more...
Designua /Shutterstock Confusing! Does the Earth Go Around the Sun, or Does the Sun Go Around the Earth? According to a National Science Foundation survey of 2,200 people, one in four Americans got that stumper wrong. Pussy Riot Members...Show More Summary
Gulf Coast Regional Science Olympiad Some depressing news was released last week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's meeting in Chicago. A 2012 survey conducted by the National Science Foundation found that 26%...Show More Summary
The National Science Foundation conducts a poll on some basic science facts every two years. This year's barn-burner was this question, "Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?" The funny thing is Americans actually fared better than Europeans. Only 66 percent of European Union residents answered that question correctly.
So here’s a fine howdy-do for Galileo Galilei: Exactly one day—one flipping day—after the great man’s 450th birthday, on Feb. 15, 2014, a study by the National Science Foundation (NSF) revealed that one in four Americans does not know that the Earth orbits the Sun. Show More Summary
Have you had a sneaky suspicion that Americans overall aren't too bright? Well, here's some proof from a new survey by the National Science Foundation that won't make you feel warm and comfy at night. 1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth...Show More Summary
Maybe it’s because they think it’s all about them. The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation. Nine questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score — 6.5 correct — was barely a passing grade. Just 74 percent […]
This is not a joke! A survey conducted by the National Science Foundation has revealed that only one out of every four Americans did not know that the earth orbits the sun. Is it me? Is it you? Is it someone we know? Should we be out...Show More Summary
The National Science Foundation’s Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology CREST has awarded Enrico Pontelli a five-year grant to develop a broad culture of smart grids at New Mexico State University.Pontelli, a computer...Show More Summary
The spread of rational thinking appears unstoppable, evidenced by how secularization in the United States and Western Europe is continuing at encouraging speeds. But by some other metrics, things aren't really going our way. According to data from the National Science Foundation's just-released 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators study... Show More Summary
The flower-like image of this star-forming region in Earth’s southern skies was imaged using a 64-megapixel Mosaic imaging camera on the National Science Foundation’s Victor M. Blanco telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.
A new study by the National Science Foundation shows that more than 40% of Americans think that astrology is a science, the highest levels since 1983. Read more...
Every year, the National Science Foundation and the journal Science honor the most creative works of scientific imagery. Here are some of the standouts. In explaining complicated science, a picture can be worth far more than a thousand words. Show More Summary
Mozilla and the National Science Foundation have created a $300,000 Gigabit Community Fund, to help support people in Kansas City, Kan. and Chattanooga Tenn. create apps that will showcase novel uses for gigabit networks. The open source software developed under the program will take advantage of […]