What may have started as a science fiction speculation—that perhaps the universe as we know it is a computer simulation—has become a serious line of theoretical and experimental investigation among physicists, astrophysicists, and philosophers.
After a decades-long quest, The MIT-Caltech collaboration LIGO Laboratories has detected gravitational waves, opening a new era in our exploration of the universe.
Images of Computer Science: Perceptions Among Students, Parents and Educators in the U.S. is the second report based on Google and Gallup’s multiyear, comprehensive study of perceptions about computer science and the opportunities students have to become more involved in computer science. While the first report, Searching for Computer Science: Access and Barriers in U.S.
Aiming to reduce educational barriers, Google partnered with Gallup to research interest in and exposure to computer science in U.S. schools. Their report, Searching for Computer Science: Access and Barriers in U.S. K-12 Education, explores computer science courses in U.S. schools. This information enables policymakers, employers, and educators to adequately instruct students in computer science.
NASA has selected 27 organizations from across the United States to begin negotiations for cooperative agreement awards totaling $42 million to implement a new strategic approach to more effectively engage learners of all ages on NASA science education programs and activities.
On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.
Science needs to be about discovery, not rote memorization.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: "We should not confuse science literacy with passion for science."
The American public disagrees sharply with the scientific community on many key issues related to science, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
Disagreements span across science disciplines, reaching into climate change, evolution, food safety, space, animal research, biomedical engineering and government funding on science programs.
Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Here's how NASA's mission to Europa would find out.