Science & Tech

A newly discovered fossil of a young sauropod dinosaur suggests that newly hatched dinosaurs grew quickly and were largely precocial, which implies they had little to no parental care, a team of researchers has determined. This tiny dinosaur, found in 68 million-year-old deposits in Madagascar by an international team of researchers, was not a... Read More
A Susquehanna University professor of accounting has created a formula to rank the nation’s oil and gas companies based on their environmental impact. The formula, developed by Associate Professor of Accounting John Pendley, was unveiled in an article, titled “Using Inspection Violations as an Environmental Performance Indicator for Natural Gas... Read More
New research shows that less attractive male spider “desperados” work harder than their more attractive competition to get female attention, especially when there’s a predatory risk involved. Two experiments examined the courtship behavior of male wolf spiders. The first looked at the relationship between attractiveness and courtship behavior (... Read More
In the quest for knowledge about how our universe works, physicists have been trying to understand black holes for decades. In 2014, Michigan State University professor Chris Adami published a paper that arguably solved the paradox of classical information and black holes. He discovered that if you throw classical information at a black hole, the... Read More
Monkey see, monkey count—almost. New research from the University of Rochester shows that while monkeys don’t have words or symbols for numbers like we do, they do understand the basic logic behind counting—and that can show us how humans first learned to count. The skills that monkeys and other nonhuman animals demonstrate when comparing two... Read More
New research from Albright College is helping to unlock the mysteries of poxviruses, which could eventually lead to the development of more effective vaccines. Adam Hersperger, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and student Erin Hand co-authored a study this month in the journal PLOS ONE that seeks to explain why mousepox only infects mice,... Read More
Single women aren’t passive when it comes to the world of dating, and neither are female spiders, according to researchers at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. While it was once thought that female spiders were more or less passive when it came to courtship and mating, a new paper titled “Are you Paying Attention? Female Wolf Spiders... Read More
This weekend the film “Chappie" opens nationwide in theaters.  It depicts a robot that can think, learn and feel.  While some will view this as the technology of distant tomorrow, Chris Adami, a computational biologist at Michigan State University, says that researchers are beginning to see breakthroughs on evolving “robot brains” and the... Read More
Cultural stereotypes that suggest that men are more likely to possess a natural brilliance than women may explain the gender gap seen in many academic fields, including many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, according to a new study published in Science. Lead authors Sarah-Jane Leslie, a professor of philosophy at... Read More