SCIENCE IN THE NEWS WEEKLY
Science at the Top of the News for May 21-25
An NPR story about an unusual sea creature caught on camera in the ocean off Great Britain was the most-viewed item last week by subscribers to Science in the News Daily. Other popular stories included the discovery of a mysterious sensory organ in a whale's chin and an examination by the L.A. Times on whether blazing a trail in solar energy has cost California too much. Subscribe for free daily updates.
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PODCAST & VIDEO: Engineering Around Extreme Events
Extreme events, such as super floods and hurricanes, are becoming more common, so civil engineers are trying to adapt civil infrastructure such as bridges to these unpredictable and sometimes devastating meteorological events. Engineer Ana Barros discusses how engineering can prepare us for extreme weather events, but also how changing climate and population conditions can affect the ability of infrastructure to hold up over time.
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