Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 16, 1997
Mooney Calls On Scientists To Find How Biodiversity Protects Ecosystems
Stanford ecologist Harold Mooney reports on a new compelling reason for protecting ecosystem diversity: whenever a habitat loses enough richness and variation, it begins to falter and stop providing essential natural services that people take for granted and called on ecologists to study these effects.

Helping Students Build Portfolios Rather Than Transcripts
An approach, called product-based learning, takes the idea of

Key Finding In Mars-Rock Debate Still Points Toward Potential Past Life On The Red Planet
Last August, a group of scientists stunned the scientific world with evidence that life may have once existed on Mars.

Cornell Ornithologist Lauds Use Of Volunteers
Hundreds of students in schools across the United States are helping biologists research questions about birds, a Cornell University ornithologist told an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) session on classroom science Feb.
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