Pairing navigation satellites and CubeSats could provide earlier, more accurate warnings of approaching tsunamis and other impacts of extreme events.
Converging Toward Solutions to Grand Challenges
A hypothetical, space weather–induced power grid catastrophe served as a practice case for building unity and collaborative skills among disparate communities to address a major global hazard.
How Quantum Computing Can Tackle Climate and Energy Challenges
The day is coming when quantum computers, once the stuff of science fiction, will help scientists solve complex, real-world problems that are proving intractable to classical computing.
Protecting the Mountain Water Towers of Spain’s Sierra Nevada
Students and community members monitor the health of mountain water reserves, which capture and release water, evening out wet and dry periods downstream.
The Alarming Rise of Predatory Conferences
For-profit conferences that masquerade as legitimate academic events but lack trusted selection and peer review processes are becoming more common. Here’s why that matters.
Nobel Recognition for the Roles of Complexity and Intermittency
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems.”
Deploying Community Water Solutions with People, for People
Guiding principles and strategies for solving local water availability problems in India have emerged from collaborations involving water users, water experts, and water solutions providers.
After GRExit: Reducing Bias in Geoscience Graduate Admissions
Dropping the GRE is just a first step toward holistic admissions. To further reduce bias in applicant evaluations, the UMass-Amherst geosciences program has changed the way it assesses students.
Playing It Safe in Field Science
Researchers face many risks when working in the field. Documenting past and future accidents and safety incidents can help identify patterns and practices to keep scientists out of harm’s way.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Promoting open, inclusive, transparent, and traceable science requires that scientists revamp the ways in which we acknowledge all manner of contributions to research.