Matthew Zampa

Do You Know How Hard You Work Out?

Six years have passed since the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion published Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG). Researchers funded in part by a grant from the Heart... Read More

365 Nights Outside

Minnesota winters are brutal, even if you have a warm house and a cozy bed to while away the cold nights. Which is why it's remarkable—or maybe just crazy—that a 17-year-old Boy Scout... Read More

Animals Feel Regret

Neuroscientists from the Redish Lab at the University of Minnesota claim that rats that move from one potential food reward to a less desirable but immediately gratifying snack look back on the... Read More

New App Geotags Roadkill

Thanks to a new app from WVC Reporter, you'll never have to be grossed out by roadkill again. The smartphone-based system for citizen scientists was referenced by a report in PLOS ONE this week... Read More

World's Largest Artificial Reef Underway

More than 1,000 hollow 10-ton concrete pyramids will house some 13,450 marine species off the coast of Quintana Roo in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula when the world's largest artificial reef is... Read More

Apollo Mission Photos Surface

Houston: The photographs have surfaced. While rummaging around Johnson Space Center, PISCES executive director Rob Kelso recently came across previously unpublished images of astronauts trekking... Read More

World's Highest Gondola Open

The first portion of the world's highest gondola officially opened yesterday at 13,615 feet, from La Paz to El Alton, Bolivia. A commute that took Bolivians some half an hour by congested roadway... Read More

EPA Proposes Coal-Fired Regulations

Search #ActOnClimate on Twitter and see @WhiteHouse's social media response to the official proposal issued this morning by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy for our... Read More

One Step Closer to Space Tourism

Ground control to SpaceShipTwo, you are cleared to launch. Virgin Galactic signed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday for its first commercial space flight, set to take off... Read More

Piano-Playing Otters at National Zoo

Many classical music aficionados deem Bach the supreme gothic composer on the pipe organ, but even he can't compete with the gaggle of keyboardists who are quickly gaining popularity at the... Read More

Rogue Climber Summits Everest from South

According to reports, on Friday, May 23, 40-year-old Jing Wang, owner of the Chinese gear company Toread, reached Everest's summit, along with five Sherpas, at 6:20 p.m. Wang and her teammates... Read More

#GlobalSelfie Trend Visualized

NASA released a stunning, down-to-earth portrait of the globe yesterday from its #GlobalSelfie Earth Day project. The 360-degree mosaic of 36,422 selfies spanning 3.2 gigapixels of data answers the... Read More

Top 10 New Species Announced

Scientists from the International Institute for Species Exploration at SUNY just announced the top 10 species discovered during the past year. A committee of taxonomists and experts from around... Read More

PetMatch App Finds Look-Alike Dogs

You'll never be able to replace a deceased pet, but thanks to the developers of a new app, you might be able to find a look-alike. PetMatch, now available in the iTunes App Store from Superfish,... Read More

Byzantine iPad Unveiled

Are you a first-gen freak? Here's a throwback: A Byzantine-generation tablet was unearthed from a dig site off the coast of Istanbul yesterday. Archaeologists working in the Theodosius Port, a... Read More