Science

Today in science history: February 25

February 25th is a day just like any other, but it has held a number of major scientific discoveries and innovations through history. Ranging from technologically advanced aircraft carriers to patented handguns, February 25th is worth remembering. Read more

Psychologists connect sleep to good learning in toddlers

Parents know that perhaps the toughest part of having young children is getting them to take their naps. Although those precious few minutes, or hopefully even hours, are crucial for the stability of parental sanity, there might be another, even more useful purpose for those coveted nap times. Read more

Today in science history: February 23

If you thought today was a regular Thursday, prepare to be amazed. Over the last 150 years, scientists have made significant discoveries on February 23. Keep reading to learn more about extra-galactic star deaths, nuclear energy and a devastating ecological attack. Read more

Climate oscillations give clue of 2017 weather

2016 gained a lot of attention for its unusual weather, and particular attention was paid to the El Niño event, which dramatically altered weather patterns in South America and around the world. Now that a new year has begun, what can the world expect in terms of weather phenomena? Read more

Solitary ice volcano on dwarf planet once one of many

A recent UA study proposed that Ahuna Mons, the sole inhabitant on the dwarf planet Ceres, may once have been joined by other cryovolcanoes. Ahuna Mons, the largest feature on Ceres, was recently discovered by the Dawn spacecraft in 2015 and is thought to be a cryovolcano. Read more

Five science tips to make your Valentine's Day dreamy

Some people seem to have Valentine’s Day down to a science. They send thoughtful love letters, chocolates, and even remember to post something swoon-worthy on social media before the day is over. Meanwhile, the rest of us struggle to plan a date night that doesn’t involve Netflix and takeout, or worse, we forget about the holiday all together. Read more