Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 17, 2002
Why can't Johnny understand science, at AAAS session?
Why, asks Cornell University professor Bruce Lewenstein, do most people know so little about science?

Global warming will persist at least a century even if emissions curbed now
Though significant uncertainty remains regarding the amount of global warming that will occur over the next century or two, scientists agree that the trend will continue for the next hundred years even if fossil fuel consumption is dramatically reduced.

The science of the scoop: Wheat proteins for ice cream?
Ice-modifying proteins extracted from winter wheat may help ice cream stay smooth and creamy during long periods in the freezer, suggests new research by food scientist Douglas Goff of the University of Guelph, in Canada.

Military technologies and increased fishing effort leave no place for fish to hide
A group of leading marine scientists will present examples from around the world showing that new technologies and increasing fishery effort make the need for marine reserves imperative, today at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston.

Making ice cream more then just cranking
Sweet and cold with a wonderful mouth feel, ice cream is an American favorite, but far from the soft, icy product produced by hand-cranked freezers, today's commercial ice cream is a complex product designed and engineered for the best attributes.

Ecologist Gretchen Daily advocates saving the planet by making conservation profitable
To the casual observer, corporations and conservationists seem to be in a constant state of war.
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