October 29, 2014

10:30 AM | Thinking about water
by Dan Kraus Guest post from the Nature Conservancy of Canada Here in Canada, it’s a luxury to not think about water. Most of us watch it come out of the tap and go down the drain without considering its source or destination. Many people in the world don’t have taps or drains; over 1.2 billion people experience critical water shortages. They think about water every day. Climate change requires that Canadians change how we think about water. It has weather and water scientists […]

October 07, 2014

7:10 PM | This Awesome Video Lets You Experience Chemistry’s Most Mesmerizing Reactions Up Close!
Since so much of chemistry happens faster, slower, or on a much smaller scale than we’re used to, the science is often taken for granted by the average person. But what if we were able to shrink ourselves down to the microscopic level and had the ability to control just how fast or slow a reaction happened? This is what Tsinghua University Press and the University of Science and Technology of China had in mind when they came together to create the

September 30, 2014

11:34 PM | California’s ‘Water Year’ Ends as Third Driest on Record
Only 1924 and 1977 were drier. And there's little in the long-range forecasts to suggest a rebound soon.
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