Category: science

Asteroid is Hurling Towards Earth!

DA14 Orbit Diagram

News is starting to spread about a small 45-meter-wide asteroid called 2012 DA14 that will make a close pass to Earth on February 15, 2013. However, some of these articles are claiming it has ‘a good chance’ of impacting the…

Reasons Women Leave Their Engineering Jobs

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Women who leave engineering jobs after obtaining the necessary degree are significantly more likely to leave the field because of an uncomfortable work climate than because of family reasons, according to a study being undertaken at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee…

It’s Official! Team Confirms Sunflower Domesticated in US

US Sunflower

New genetic evidence presented by a team led by Indiana University biology doctoral graduate Benjamin Blackman confirms the eastern United States as the single geographic domestication site of modern sunflowers. Co-authors on the findings published this week in Proceedings of the…