WHO Report Finds Large Gap In Global Antibiotic Use – D-brief

The richest countries use as much as 16 times more antibiotics, like Amoxicillin, than poor countries. (Credit: PureRadiancePhoto) The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report Monday that finds large disparities in antibiotic consumption worldwide. Consumption rates documented in the report vary by as much as 16 times between countries. The discovery suggests some […]

A ‘Dark Matter Hurricane’ is Storming Past Earth. It Could Help Scientists Detect the Strange Substance – D-brief

The Milky Way is shown on a collision course with a smaller galaxy in this simulation. (Credit: Koppelman, Villalobos; Helmi, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands) There’s a “dark matter hurricane” blowing through our corner of the Milky Way galaxy. Right this second, it’s passing over Earth. And this fast-moving stream could reveal […]

ISS Dust Experiment Could Hint at How Tiny Grains Help Shape the Cosmos – D-brief

As part of the PK-4 experiment, tiny spherical particles are suspended in a low-temperature plasma (purple) so researchers can monitor have they behave in a charged microgravity environment. (Credit:Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics/M. Kretschmer) Dust is omnipresent throughout homes and offices around the world. But now, scientists are intentionally bringing the mildly inconvenient nuisance […]

Five ways to engage in science near you…outside. – Citizen Science Salon

SciStarter offers something for anyone who is curious or concerned about the natural world. In this edition, we highlight Fall projects the Girl Scouts are doing all across the nation. But anyone can participate in these projects! Girl Scouts USA and SciStarter have joined forces on the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey” featuring a handful of curated projects (some […]