A Special Culinary Road Trip Adventure! by Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

In this special bonus episode, some of our favorite guest scientists answer listener questions! It’s like a Tumble reunion! Learn about the bugs you can find near your home, how ants let each other know about food finds, and if bats fly at night so they can eat more bugs.…

Researchers uncover the secrets of color-changing minerals with potential uses for medicine and space-borne studies

Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, report on why the natural mineral hackmanite can change its color when exposed to UV radiation. As this process can occur repeatedly and without wearing the material out, hackmanite could form the basis for new LED and UV-monitoring techniques. Image credits Bob Fosbury…

The role of Open Access in developing African research and publications – Digital Science

How far has the scholarly communications industry come in helping African researchers to publish their work? Inroads have been made but there’s still a way to go – and Open Access has a major role to play. A recent study showed that researchers using different article publication databases would not…

Can’t Complete This Balance Test? Study Finds It Predicts an Earlier Grave

The final decades of a human’s life are a litany of gradual mechanical failures. Strength wanes, fitness drops, and the brain can get a little foggy. Balance is among the first to slide, sending us wobbling some time in our mid-fifties. Given the fact that falls are a major cause…