Are mass shootings an American epidemic?

Police stand near the scene where multiple people were shot at the FedEx Ground facility on 2021 Apr 16, in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Michael Conroy – By Lacey Wallace, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State 2021 Mar 29 — Updated 2021 Apr 16 …

How many states and provinces are in the world?

There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander!  Getty Images – By Vasabjit Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mississippi State University 2021 Apr 12 8.27am EDT – Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. …

This Insect Has Plant DNA in Its Genome

Whiteflies have a gene only found in plants that appears to allow the tiny insects to withstand plants’ chemical defenses A tiny, aphid-like whitefly sitting on a leaf. (Jixing Xia and Zhaojiang Guo) – By Alex Fox SmithsonianMag.Com 2021 Mar 30 – A …

 

The hidden fingerprint inside your photos

Image credit: Getty Images – By Jerone Andrews 2021 Mar 24 – They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Actually, there’s a great deal more hidden inside the modern digital image, says researcher Jerone Andrews. – On 2020 Oct 03, the …

Billions of cicadas may be coming soon to trees near you

Periodical cicada in Washington, D.C., 2017 May. Katha Schulz/Flickr, CC BY – By John Cooley, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut and Chris Simon, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut 2021 Mar 12 – A big …

Mystery unsolved: ghost ships circling off California

Circle spoofing is an advanced form of GPS manipulation – but nobody knows exactly how, or why. Not really there – and not moving in circles: ‘ghost ship’ patterns off the coast of northern California.  Credit: Courtesy of SkyTruth/Global Fishing Watch/Orbcomm/Spire – By …

Are mass shootings an American epidemic?

Police stand near the scene where multiple people were shot at the FedEx Ground facility on 2021 Apr 16, in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Michael Conroy – By Lacey Wallace, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State 2021 Mar 29 — Updated 2021 Apr 16 …

How many states and provinces are in the world?

There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander!  Getty Images – By Vasabjit Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Mississippi State University 2021 Apr 12 8.27am EDT – Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. …