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Researcher and scuba diver Jonathan Wilker answers our ScienceLives questions.
The computer program processes data from gravitation wave detectors using your home computer's down time.
A planetary scientist investigating the possible migration of Uranus and Neptune answers questions about his work
World-renowned geographer Michael Goodchild, director of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Center for Spatial Studies, says that geographic information systems (GIS) are causing seismic shifts in how we understand the world.
A world-renowned geographer discusses the changing faces of geographic information systems or GIS.
A paleontologist reveals the origins of anatomy for birds, dinosaurs and crocodiles.
Natalie Munro studies the remains of animals left by prehistoric humans, recently including tortoise shells left by shamans.
Former physicist Paul Horwitz explores how computers can be used to teach difficult concepts in science and math.
The brain needs learning, memory and attention to do everything from typing to playing the guitar
Social interaction allows kids to pick up math and science skills, a brain researcher says
This researcher enjoys flintknapping and built his own apartment lab space so that he could blast music while working
A computer modeler investigates the different forces acting on global environmental problems
A researcher's day job involves tracking the smallest and fastest particles ever seen.
An engineer investigates electric signals given off by dividing cancer cells
A market designer finds the best systems for everything from organ donation to high school assignments.
A microbiologist tries to learn bioenergy efficiency from leafcutter ants that farm fungus.
Karen O’Neil's scientific career began with a bang as a young child.
A meteorologist aims to better predict the weather to make travel safer and boost wind energy.