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Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead To Development Of Drug That Fights Off Aging And Radiation Damage

Science has always been keen on reversing the aging process. Researchers may have finally found the key in human DNA that could speed up the development of anti-aging drugs.

Medicine March 26, 2017

NASA Budget Focuses On Mars Missions: Earth Science, Education Funding Cut

President Donald Trump has proposed a hefty $19.1 million funding for NASA for 2018. President Trump wants the space agency to concentrate more on Mars missions rather than Earth-science and educational programs.

Space March 16, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Robot Apocalypse: Here's How Humanity Can Protect Itself From Artificial Intelligence

Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.

Robotics March 9, 2017

Scientists Create 'Time Crystals,' A New Form Of Matter

After months of research, scientists have finally come up with a new form of matter which they are calling 'Time Crystals'. These crystals are said to have thermal equilibrium as a result of which they remain in motion eternally.

Material Science March 9, 2017

$5.7 Billion Paris Science Campus Poised To Rival MIT Now Under Fire: Here's Why

Touted as an upcoming rival to the MIT, the $5.7 billion Paris-Saclay is now under fire. Auditors maintain that the science super-campus lacks 'real coherence' in its strategy and governance.

FEATURE February 21, 2017

Congressman Booed In Town Hall After Dodging Question About Environment And Science

A Congressman is booed in his home state after dodging a young audience member's question about science and the environment. The audience reaction is just one of the boldest when it comes to the Trump administration's indifference to science.

Viral February 11, 2017

How Trump's Immigration Ban Hinders Scientists From Pursuing Studies In US

How will President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order affect immigrant scientists, researchers, and students, particularly those from Muslim-majority countries? International science journal Nature spoke to several of them to find out.

FEATURE February 5, 2017

Will Obama's Legacy In Science Live On In The Trump Era?

After eight years as president of the United States, Barack Obama's legacy in science and technology will be one for the books. Days before Donald Trump takes his seat, the administration makes a move to protect that legacy.

Earth/Environment January 20, 2017

10 Biggest Science Stories Of 2016: California Fault, Historic SpaceX Landing, Zika Virus And More

2016 has seen some amazing scientific discoveries and breakthroughs. With the year now coming to a close, we take a look at some of the biggest science news stories that caught our readers' imagination.

December 31, 2016

What's In Store For The World Of Science In 2017?

The scientific community made amazing discoveries and innovations in 2016. What will keep scientists and innovators busy in 2017?

December 31, 2016

Breakthrough Prize Celebrates Top Science, Math Achievements With Over $25 Million In Awards

The Breakthrough Prizes 2017 that honored the best minds in science have been bestowed on top scientists at an Oscars-like function in Silicon Valley. Path-breaking research and discovery in life sciences, mathematics and fundamental physics were honored at the colorful ceremony.

December 5, 2016

This 5-Year-Old's Science Lab Video Is A Must-Watch

Oliver loves science and wants to share that with the world: now, the five-year-old has his own science video series, 'Oliver's Science Lab,' available on YouTube. Watch his first demonstration now.

Viral July 1, 2016

How Will Brexit Affect Science And Higher Learning In The United Kingdom?

The results are in: the United Kingdom is now separating from the European Union. In the wake of this decision, scientists are concerned: how will Brexit affect science in the UK?

June 25, 2016

Yes, Trees Also Sleep At Night (And Why This Is Important)

Scientists discovered that birch trees have a day/night cycle, and rest their branches when the sun goes down. The finding can help researchers learn more about the rhythms of plants.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2016

Researchers Intentionally Leak 70,000 OkCupid Profiles For Science

Danish researchers published data from 70,000 OkCupid profiles on the Open Science Framework. The indiscretion poses questions about the nature of anonymity, and is frowned upon by dating site officials and the university where the three students are enrolled.

Internet May 14, 2016

Science Reveals Why You Always Lose Your Socks In The Laundry

Why do people lose scores of socks during laundry? A pair of scientists may have discovered the answer and computed the average number of socks each person loses in a lifetime.

Life & Style April 27, 2016

Conflict Between Science And Religion May Lie In Our Brains

Conflicts between science and religion may be all wired from the brain, a new study has found. The brain apparently has two regions that contain network of neurons for analytical thinking and another for spiritual beliefs.

LIFE March 25, 2016

The Real Reason Why The Big Mac Won't Burn In Molten Metal

The 'Molten Copper vs Big Mac' viral video has people shocked about the fast food item's 'indestructibility' but science explains why that is exactly what should happen. Read on to find out how the Leidenfrost effect works.

Internet Culture March 19, 2016

Eve Online Gamers Contribute To Real-World Science In Project Discovery Minigame

Project Discovery is a citizen-science research effort that will involve EVE Online players in the Human Protein Atlas project of classifying human cell proteins from a huge database. It is yet another example of crowdsourcing scientific research.

Animals March 11, 2016

Scientists Are Pretty Sure Invisibility Cloaks Will Never Be A Thing

A study conducted by researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich have concluded that an invisibility cloak like the one featured in J.K. Rowling's beloved series is most likely a physical impossibility.

Movies/TV Shows March 11, 2016

Science Says Instagramming Food Makes It Taste Better

Researchers found that taking a pause before eating allows a person to savor their food more, thus making it appear to taste better.

Internet Culture March 11, 2016

Educated, Hard-Working Immigrants Are America's Biggest Innovators: Study

The prevailing image of the American innovator is a young, tech-savvy, college dropout building Silicon Valley startups. A new report on innovation and the STEM field, however, paints a different picture.

Society February 25, 2016

David Attenborough Set To Present Documentary Follow-Up To 'Planet Earth'

British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has signed on to narrate 'Planet Earth 2,' the sequel to the BBC-produced documentary series 'Planet Earth.'

Movies/TV Shows February 22, 2016

US Science Teachers Stir Climate Change Confusion In School

Most science teachers in the United States blotch climate change discussions because of conservative values, a new study revealed. Even those who believe climate science have to downplay the discussion to avert issues with the community, researchers said.

Earth/Environment February 12, 2016

International Day Of Women In STEM Celebrates The Success Of Females In The Sciences

The UN aims to bring awareness to gender inequality and give women the credit they deserve for their accomplishments by celebrating the first annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Thursday.

Internet February 11, 2016

Why Are There Ducks On Naboo? Convergent Evolution In The Star Wars Universe

Bees, rats, dogs and ferrets all exist in the Star Wars universe. Here's a vaguely scientific explanation for why.

Geek January 29, 2016

Scientists Disagree On Whether These Monkeys Will Help Autism Patients

While the animals successfully inherited a gene associated with autism-like disorders, it's unclear whether the animals will be useful models for human research.

LIFE January 26, 2016

Helmets May Increase Risk-Taking Behavior

Psychologists at the University of Bath call into question the wisdom of helmet laws in a new study on risky behavior.

LIFE January 25, 2016

Science Says That Spider-Man Shouldn't Exist

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge's zoology department has concluded that, even in the most fictive of universes, Spider-Man's powers would be scientifically-impossible.

January 19, 2016

Individual Proteins Are Captured On Camera For The First Time Ever

Using a sheet of graphene and a low-energy microscope, scientists have captured images of individual proteins for the first time — and it might be the key to understanding how a wide range of diseases form.

Animals January 12, 2016

New Year's Drinks Are Fun...Hangovers Are Not: Let Science Help Out [Video]

Celebrating New Year's Eve with a few drinks? Here are some pro science tips to help you avoid starting the new year with a gruesome hangover and a splitting headache.

Society December 31, 2015

These Scientific Discoveries, Breakthroughs Can Potentially Change Our World

Many scientific discoveries shook the world in 2015. But there are major breakthroughs still needed to transform various fields, such as space exploration, cancer treatment, biodiversity, and improved healthcare.

December 29, 2015

Humans Are One Step Closer To Regrowing Their Own Teeth

Using rodents, scientists at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and the Riken Center for Developmental Biology have found a way for humans to possibly regenerate their teeth long after they grow out of believing in the Tooth Fairy.

December 21, 2015

Gene Editing Technique CRISPR-Cas9 Named Scientific Breakthrough Of The Year 2015

Gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 emerged as Science magazine’s 2015 Breakthrough of the Year. It beat the Pluto mission this year in the tilt, and even prompted an international gene editing summit this month.

LIFE December 18, 2015

New Self-Healing Gel Could Help Electronics Bend And Not Break

When it breaks, it heals itself — and it doesn't need any help doing it.

Energy November 25, 2015

California Textbooks Mislead Students On Climate Change: Study

California public school teachers mostly rely on textbooks to discuss science topics such as climate change. However, science textbooks show uncertainty on the topic that could spur future debates on whether global warming is indeed happening.

Earth/Environment November 24, 2015

Good News: Antarctica Isn’t Melting As Fast As We Thought! Bad News: It’s Still Melting Really Fast

The world is dying, but maybe a little slower than we thought based on a study of ice melting rates in Antarctica. Have a party.

Earth/Environment November 20, 2015

The UK Is Eliminating All Coal Power Plants In Next Nine Years

Some call the move to phase out coal power a victory. Others say it is cynical hypocrisy.

Energy November 19, 2015

Engineers Discover New Law Of Sound And Cereal

Rice Krispies could be the solution to detecting when post-avalanche snow is safe to walk through.

SCIENCE November 18, 2015

What The Heck Is World Science Day? (And Why Should I Care?)

World Science Day is a real thing. Here's why you should care about it.

Energy November 10, 2015

First Major Trial Of Self-Healing Concrete Gets Underway

Researchers are testing the effectiveness of three self-healing cement technologies on its first trial run. The results could shed light on how the three technologies could be combined into a single self-repairing system for concrete in the future.

Animals October 31, 2015

Giant Squid Babies Are Discovered For The First Time

A marine biologist from the Institute of Natural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Hyogo revealed a fisherman discovered three giant squid babies off the coasts of Japan, the first in the world.

Animals October 23, 2015

Said The Raven, 'Nevermore' Birds Punish Partners After Being Cheated On

A team of scientists from the University of Vienna discovered how ravens police their own kind. Cooperative birds get equal rewards and cheaters get shunned

Internet Culture October 12, 2015

Yes, Science, Make Us A Working Light Saber Please!

Physicists have found a way to bind two massless photons together, paving the way towards a future with real-life Light Sabers.

Geek October 1, 2015

The Best Science Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

If you like exploring the mysteries of the (scientific) universe, this guide to Netflix documentaries can help you become the ultimate explorer from the comfort of your couch.

Movies/TV Shows September 25, 2015

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