Science

Idaho to Delay Submitting New Science Standards
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials say new K-12 science standards — which include for the first time references to global warming and the Big Bang Theory — won't be submitted to the Idaho Legislature until 2018 after receiving a surprise rejection from lawmakers earlier this …
Commentary: Confession of a Bitter Clinging Climate Denier
I was a climate denier until six weeks ago.  Then the leaves on the trees changed from green to yellow and began falling to the ground.  Now there are few leaves left on the trees.  Some bitter clingers might even suggest this a sign from above (should above be capitalized if you&Clos…
Commentary: The Jetson’s Have Arrived
I want one.  Maybe two.  I think the radio station could use this for remote broadcasts.  I fly into the mountains, turn on my microphone and off we go.  Some things in the future are worth waiting for.
How NOT to Make an Electric Gun
There's no need to offer a "Don't try this at home" warning — by the time you've watched this guy accidentally shock, burn, and shoot himself, you're unlikely to follow in his footsteps.
10 Food Myths You Probably Believe
All too often we get carried away believing (or worse, repeating) everything we are told and don't spend enough time questioning what's actually been said. We've picked 10 very common health mantras you hear everyday and weeded out the worst of the lies, because we want you to ea…
The Real Life Science Behind James Bond’s Gadgets
In anticipation of the upcoming release of 'Skyfall,' the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, we've explored five of our favorite Bond gadgets and put them to the test of reality. It's every guy's (and probably girl's) dream to have their own real life Q and his accompanying gadgets. But h…