What’s the difference between a moth and a butterfly?

Say the word "butterfly" and a brilliant, orange-and-black-winged Monarch butterfly may fly through your mind. Say "moth," meanwhile, and the brain may conjure up an image of a dull, brown-winged pest that nibbles holes through clothing.But is appearance really...

The Field of Firearms Forensics Is Flawed

In 2003, Donald Kennedy, then editor in chief of the journal Science, wrote an editorial called, “Forensic Science: Oxymoron?” He answered this question, in effect, “yes.” Unfortunately, the answer remains much the same today. Forensic experts continue to employ...

Ada Lovelace

Acclaimed as a mathematical genius, Ada Lovelace is said to have understood the potential of the first computer blueprints better than their inventor. A serendipitous friendship with the mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer Charles Babbage brought her in...

First rays of sunlight for balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise III

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Mae Jemison

US astronaut, doctor and engineer Mae Jemison became the first Black woman to go into space in 1992. She was one of seven crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, on a mission named STS-47.The youngest of three children, Jemison...

Our Sun Could Someday Reveal the Surfaces of Alien Earths

We now know of more than 5,000 exoplanets beyond the solar system. What we really understand about each of these worlds, though, is barely anything at all. Most of them have been seen only indirectly from their shadows as...

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What ancient pollen tells us about future climate change

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, was a Hollywood movie star who acted in dozens of films, most notably Algiers, released in 1938 and Samson and Delilah, in 1949. Alongside her acting career, she was also an inventor,...

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