What do young people think about the environment? A new report surveying teens from 57 countries has some surprising answers
By Dr. Bill Chameides
Posted 05.04.2009 at 10:53 am 10 Comments
PopSci.com welcomes Dr. Bill Chameides, dean of Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Dr. Chameides blogs at The Green Grok to spark lively discussions about environmental science, keeping you in the know on what the scientific world is discovering and how it affects you – all in plain language and, hopefully, with a bit of fun. PopSci.com partners with The Green Grok, bringing his blog posts directly to our users. Give it a read and get in on the discussion!
Mom always knows best, and now there's scientific research to back her up. A recent study at the University of Minnesota show a direct correlation between certain negative behaviors--such as excessive drinking, stress, and gambling--and grade point averages. And, you guessed it, those with the highest grade point averages tended not to be those students coming off of all night benders.
One high-school student´s successful quest to create atomic energy, just for kicks
By Gregory Mone
Posted 03.20.2007 at 2:00 am 3 Comments
Build a Homemade Nuclear Reactor Cost: $3,500 Time: 2 Years
Itching for a challenging science project, two years ago Thiago Olson decided to build a small nuclear reactor. He had limited funds, limited space in his garage, and little engineering know-how. After all, he was only 15.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.