AAA is warning drivers about the dangers of distracted driving from features that will soon be commonplace in new automobiles. Technology embedded in cars now allow drivers to draft speech-to-text emails, update Facebook and even purchase movie tickets. But research out of the University of Utah shows that drivers experience a high level of distraction while using these features — even when hands are on the wheel and eyes are on the road. Melissa Block speaks with the study leader, David Strayer, about his findings.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the classic film, Jurassic Park. Michael Dhar, a science writer and contributor to the website Live Science, tells Melissa Block and Audie Cornish about how the science featured in the movie holds up to what we know about dinosaurs today.
A new study predicts increasingly bumpy skies for future air travelers. It finds that over the next 50 years, planes will experience between 10-40 percent more turbulence. Melissa Block talks to researcher Paul Williams about the findings.
Melissa Block talks with researcher Thore Bergman about his findings that a rare type of Ethiopian monkey, the gelada, makes a human-like sound that could offer insights into the evolution of human speech.
Researchers have discovered the remains of a giant camel in the far northern arctic regions of Canada. Scientists say today’s modern can trace their origins back to these Canadian camels. Melissa Block speaks with scientist Natalia Rybczynski who wrote about the findings in the online journal Nature Communications.
Tuesday marked the second day of a civil trial connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in New Orleans. With opening statements over, plaintiffs began calling witnesses. Melissa Block talks to Jeff Brady.