Sid Perkins' Articles
- Forty talented high-school seniors competed in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search this week, sharing $630,000 in prizes. Top prize went to a teen for his new approach to fighting flu.
- With the help of computers, researchers are getting a pretty good idea of how these ancient creatures moved, walked and ate.
- Miners may need to get their feet — and everything else — wet as they carefully seek out loads of copper and other valuable natural resources.
- A new study sparks debate about how much rubble on a mountainside has been blasted loose by powerful bolts from the sky.
- Forty high-school seniors learn they have been named finalists in the March Intel Science Talent Search competition.
- Electric-car designers think they’ve found a way to replace the differential. Computer-controlled wheels and a bevy of electronic sensors now help take the place of old-school gears.
- A newfound dinosaur fossil appears to explain why ancestors of T. rex didn’t begin their growth in size — and dominance — any earlier than they did.
- People who seek to get a grip on something — especially in wet environments — might want to take a lesson from some common shellfish. Among those who might benefit most: surgeons.
- Young teens show off the research that won them a place in the national spotlight.
WASHINGTON — After a tough three days of competing in science challenges, it’s nice to kick back and relax.