Scientists, students and others gathered in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to participate in the March for Science. Scientists "serve the people, we serve this planet, and most of all we serve the truth, and we should be here today as servants for the people, the planet and for the truth," said AAG President Glen MacDonald.
Students from nine high schools in Pennsylvania recently competed in the Sea, Air and Land Challenge. The competition allowed students to solve a problem using engineering and learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, plus with the Defense Department.
Eight schools in a Tennessee district will be outfitted with engineering labs as part of a partnership with Volkswagen. The "eLabs" are intended to help prepare students for future careers by giving them experience using automated manufacturing equipment, programmable microcomputers, renewable energy kits and other tools.
Thirteen universities and companies are offering 15 professional certificate programs through massive open online course provider edX. The certificate programs are intended to help students develop skills to secure jobs in areas such as software development and web development.
Two regions in Michigan have the highest concentration of openings in the auto-tooling industry in the US. The Center for Automotive Research recently released a report detailing the effect of the skilled labor shortage on the state's automobile industry.
Humans may have come to the Americas more than 100,000 years earlier than previously thought, per findings published in Nature. Researchers say mastodon bones found near San Diego were broken up using stone tools they say were found nearby; they add that uranium-thorium dating indicated that the bones are 130,000 years old.
Researchers from the University of Haifa and the Geological Survey of Israel have designed a mountain bike equipped with sensors to measure ground magnetism. The bike offers an accurate and economical way to collect the data, and it could prove useful in developing countries, writes Uri Schattner of the University of Haifa.
A sea creature with two large claws, 50 legs and a hard shell draped like a tent over its body is the oldest example of an arthropod with mandibles, according to findings published online in Nature. Tokummia katalepsis dates back 508 million years to the late Cambrian period.
- Page 1