If the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal unravels, opportunities for scientific engagement between the two countries will decline to a very low level. Collaborations between American and Iranian scientists have produced advances in addressing stomach cancer, demonstrated progress in stem cell research, and shown how diversified use of limited water resources, adjustment of planting seasons, and introduction of new crops can help to cope with droughts.
The Yellowstone super volcano is twice as big once thought, leading NASA to believe it is a greater threat to life on Earth than any asteroid. So it has come up with a plan to defuse its explosive potential.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry told CNBC on Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide emissions from human activity are the main driver of climate change, joining the EPA administrator in casting doubt on the conclusion of some of the government’s top scientists.