Science Magazine


Life Science 

  • Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:45:00 +0000: Water May Not Be the Only Sign of Alien Life - Live Science
    A new study suggests also looking for "bioessential" elements when searching for alien life.
  • Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:42:00 +0000: Beachgoers Beware? 5 Pathogens That Lurk In Sand - Live Science
    Beach sand can harbor a number of bacteria, parasites and fungi that are linked with diseases.
  • Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:40:00 +0000: Why Do Our Brains Have Folds? - Live Science
    Most of us have long accepted that our brains look like overgrown, shriveled walnuts. But why do our brains have those telltale wrinkles?
  • Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:15:00 +0000: The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution - Live Science
    The Galápagos Islands archipelago is home to a complex ecosystem that inspired renowned naturalist Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution.
  • Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:10:00 +0000: What Is Transgender? - Live Science
    The term transgender describes people whose gender identity differs from the sex to which they were assigned at birth.


Tropical Biology



  • Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States - USDA - Latest News Releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2017 – Rural Development Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is making loans to electric cooperatives that will help continue to deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity to rural residents, business and institutions in nine states.
  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Helps Expand Broadband Service in Rural Illinois and Oklahoma - USDA - Latest News Releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 – Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is awarding $19.3 million in loans to provide broadband in rural portions of Illinois and Oklahoma.
  • Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Invests $103 Million to Protect Lives, Property After Natural Disasters - USDA - Latest News Releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young today announced U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $103 million in fiscal year 2017 for disaster recovery efforts to help state, local and tribal units of government protect lives and property in disaster-affected areas following natural disasters.
  • Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: Acting Secretary of Agriculture Visits Workers Impacted By Louisiana Tornado and Tours Storm Damage - USDA - Latest News Releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - Acting Agriculture Deputy Secretary Mike Young visited the displaced workers of the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) National Finance Center (NFC) Monday after an EF-3 tornado hit the New Orleans-based NFC building last week, causing severe damage. No one was seriously hurt as a result of the storm, which struck at approximately 11:20 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
  • Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000: USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming that USDA Offers Disaster Assistance Programs to Help - USDA - Latest News Releases
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that could potentially be affected by the recent storms that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters. USDA staff in the regional, State and county offices in the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are ready to help.



  • Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:37:25 +0000: Classification, Communication & Conservation: The Novel EcoVeg Approach to Classifying Ecosystems - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
    The 19th  century was a time of accelerated ecological discovery. The New World, already plundered for trade and colonization, was opening to Europeans for scientific discovery. Now-famous figures—Humboldt, Darwin, Wallace, Schimper—struck out across oceans, armed with microscopes and collecting bags.  They returned home with trunks crammed full of samples and specimens, and logbooks full of […]
  • Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:39:26 +0000: ESA and USGS Partner to Hold a Chesapeake Bay Roundtable Discussion on Capitol Hill - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
    On June 19, 2018, ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) held a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion hosted by Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-VA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Bipartisan staffers and policymakers crowded into a conference room on Capitol Hill to hear scientists talk about the […]
  • Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:38:59 +0000: Policy News: June 11, 2018 - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
    ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed Alaskan Pebble Mine Could Threaten World’s Largest Salmon Fishery and Wetlands Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments by June 29. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2018, Congress Signals Its Support SAB voted to review the EPA’s ‘secret science’ proposed rule. Congress House Appropriations Committee […]
  • Tue, 29 May 2018 18:58:32 +0000: Policy News: May 29, 2018 - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
    ESA Policy News In This Issue: Appropriations Bills Include Increased Funding for NSF, DOE and USDA, Cuts to NOAA The House and Senate Appropriations Committees begin to roll-out FY 2019 budget bills. Interior Actions: Migratory Bird Treaty Act Enforcement Undermined by Recent Opinion Interior Department reinterprets the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act so that only […]
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 16:11:02 +0000: Policy News: May 14, 2018 - EcoTone: news and views on ecological science
    ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed EPA Scientific Integrity Rule Will Undermine Scientific Integrity Scientific community opposes effort to limit the EPA’s use of science in decision-making. Congress Appropriations subcommittees release funding bills, House passes hydropower bill to reverse salmon and steelhead protections and legislative updates. Executive Branch White House proposes budget recissions, National […]


Comments are closed.