Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

LiveScience invites experts in science & technology to provide insightful commentary and informed perspective on news, current events, innovations, big ideas and ongoing research. Expert Voices includes Op-Ed analysis and opinion as well as interesting observations from the field and science labs around the world.
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Why are Fukushima Engineers Creating Walls of Ice Under a Contaminated Nuclear Plant?
Testing at Fukushima, nuclear plant
July 22nd, 2014
Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a £185m ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater.
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Largest-Ever U.S. 'Critical Habitat' Set for Loggerheads
critical habitat, turtles, loggerheads
July 22nd, 2014
Huge swaths of sea are now protected, thanks to sea turtles.
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When is Sleepiness Due to Narcolepsy?
Narcoleptic patient sleeping, narcolepsy, sleep study
July 22nd, 2014
Narcolepsy is real, and serious — one of many sleep disorders that afflict Americans.
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Identifying Bodies From MH17 is a Challenge For Forensics (Op-Ed)
Men move bodies from MH17, forensic evidence
July 22nd, 2014
Disaster victim identification (DVI) is a difficult task, but will be made more challenging in this instance given the delays in body recovery and the interference of the crash site that is said to span over a 10km area including within a combat zone.
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Is it Better to Think Alone? Maybe Not (Op-Ed)
Man Alone in Room
July 20th, 2014
No one likes to think alone.
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Risks of Flu Research Demand Openness From Labs
Over-protective, avoiding the flu
July 19th, 2014
The danger of reporting findings before peer review is that scientists often can’t talk about the details of their research, which can lead to hype or fear in the media.
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Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)
Zookeeper Nora Beirne feeds red panda
July 22nd, 2014
Zoo keepers have an interesting job — some days you cuddle with endangered species, others you just try not to get bitten.
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Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things' (Op-Ed)
hacking, security
July 22nd, 2014
Think before you connect your A/C to the Internet of Things.
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New Tech Sheds Light on the Future of Food​
LED growing lights, agriculture, food production
July 20th, 2014
We need to make better use of land, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population. And we need to incorporate zero-waste and low-energy technologies into the task of food production.
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