Matthew Zampa

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. Researchers funded in part by a grant from the Heart and...

Matthew Zampa
Jun 11, 2014

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...

Matthew Zampa
Jun 10, 2014

Animals Feel Regret

That rodent feeding off crumbs in your basement may regret its choice of bread instead of whatever snacks rats crave.

Matthew Zampa
Jun 9, 2014

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 and...

Matthew Zampa
Jun 6, 2014

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 finished...

Matthew Zampa
Jun 5, 2014

Apollo Mission Photos Surface

PISCES executive director Rob Kelso recently rummaged around Johnson Space Center and came across previously unpublished photos of desert-booted astronauts trekking across Apollo Valley on Hawaii's...

Matthew Zampa
Jun 4, 2014

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 30 minutes by congested roadway now...

Matthew Zampa
Jun 3, 2014

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...

Matthew Zampa
Jun 2, 2014

One Step Closer to Space Tourism

The agreement licenses Galactic to operate like a commercial airline, but Richard Branson and Co. cannot yet schedule regular flights into space. Bieber must wait another day (or year) until the...

Matthew Zampa
May 30, 2014

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 National...

Matthew Zampa
May 28, 2014

#GlobalSelfie Trend Visualized

The 360-degree mosaic of 36,422 selfies spanning 3.2 gigapixels of data answers the explorer's question, "Where are you on Earth right now?"

Matthew Zampa
May 23, 2014

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...

Matthew Zampa
May 22, 2014

PetMatch App Finds Look-Alike Dogs

PetMatch, now available in the iTunes App Store from Superfish, integrates a Snapchat-like interface with facial recognition technology to connect users with adoptable...

Matthew Zampa
May 21, 2014