The BBC is now training its journalists to avoid false balance when reporting on scientific issues.
The SGU, together with George Hrab from the GeoLogic podcast, will be making a tour down under this Fall. We will be in Sydney, Australia November 28-30, 2014 at the Australian Skeptics National Conference. The following weekend we will be in Auckland, New Zealand December 5-7 at the New Zealand Skeptics Conference.
Engineers at the University of Washington have developed a small, low-power pressure sensor that can potentially (with improvements) be incorporated into an artificial lens used to replace lenses fogged over by cataracts. These pressure sensors can then monitor the pressure inside the eye and convey that information wirelessly to a radio receiver.
Predators rarely routinely hunt much larger prey. An exception to this is the Zodarion cyrenaicum spider from the Negev desert in Israel. Researchers recently showed how even the juveniles use a powerful venom to paralyze the much larger Messor arenarius ant with a single bite.