Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting […]
Month: March 2013
Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change
In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania. Fossils of armored fishes like this one, a phyllolepid placoderm, are known […]
Robots on the High Seas
What if it were possible to predict where a message in a bottle was going to end up? Removing the mysticism of that archetypal fate-guided, maritime missive could turn out to be a key to […]
In School and Out of Trouble: A New Effort to Engage Mantua Middle-Schoolers
“It’s like they just forget about us when we get old.” This isn’t a statement you would expect to hear from a 12-year-old boy, and yet, for hundreds of youth in the Mantua section of […]
Can Music Affect How Much We Trust?
You don’t need research to tell you that listening to an upbeat tune will improve your mood, behavior and emotions as opposed to listening to a rather solemn one, but Drexel University professor David Gefen […]
Guiding Light: Can the Quality of Assisted-Living Home and Hospital Life be Improved With the Flick of a Switch?
Can you imagine a life without sunsets? Twenty-four hours of daylight? Perhaps – if you’re summering in the Arctic Circle. But as a relatively common occurrence in hospitals and group-living centers, it can disrupt sleep […]