Field Trip

Plan your next science-themed vacation with this interactive map

Field Trip

Here at Scienceline, we have a knack for finding scientific curiosities in the backs of cars, the backs of trains and the backs of our own yards. From atomic testing relics to artificial reefs, this map is where we would like to share our discoveries with you. Click around to learn about the sights, landmarks and institutions that we think are worth the extra miles. Hopefully we motivate you to pack a sack lunch, slap on a name tag and learn something worth writing home about.

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Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Speaking out for climate science, for the first time

Sonali McDermid is worried about the planet’s food supply — and those seeking to eviscerate science

Can I borrow a cup of electricity?

Brooklyn neighbors will soon be able to trade power directly — and there’s more to come

environment

PODCAST: Sensing teamwork

PODCAST: Sensing teamwork

Scientists pinpoint how chemicals drive social behavior in ants

Could a forgotten therapy become the new panacea to untreatable superbugs?

Bacteria-eating viruses regain interest among academia and industry

environment

Science has a negativity problem

Science has a negativity problem

Exciting new discoveries get all the attention — leaving just-as-important negative results in the dust. And fixing the problem is easier said than done.

Giving antibiotics a boost

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

environment

What the heck is carbon dating?

What the heck is carbon dating?

A primer on paleontologists’ favorite time-stamping technique

A computer’s addled memory

Cosmic radiation can cause laptop failures and more

social science

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

Never mind determining whether a robot can be conscious, we can’t even decide what the word means

Televised Debates: Insert Audience Response Here

The motivation for audiences to participate in presidential debates is more than just party fever