A new study indicates that the onset of Type 2 diabetes after the age of 50 could be an early sign of pancreatic cancer. That's the deadliest form of cancer with just an 8 percent overall five-year survival rate.
Medicine June 18, 2018
MIT researchers fed gruesome Reddit data to a machine learning algorithm and created the 'world's first psychopath AI.' Meet Norman and his disturbing Rorschach inkblot descriptions.
Apps/Software June 8, 2018
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History released a study regarding an East African cave. They found fragments of human civilization such as tools inside the cave.
Earth/Environment May 9, 2018
Learning a new language can be tricky, and it's best to do it sooner in life for best results. Here's the best age to achieve native-speaker proficiency in another language, according to a new study.
May 2, 2018
Four baboons escaped an animal testing facility in Texas over the weekend. One bright baboon used a blue barrel to scale the wall of its enclosure, and others followed suit.
Animals April 18, 2018
How exactly did the dinosaurs go extinct? There's yet to be a precise answer, but here are some of the ideas about their extinction that were once suggested.
Animals April 7, 2018
Researchers found that some early human groups likely developed lighter tools and engaged in trade earlier than previously believed. Does this mean that the Middle Stone Age happened earlier?
Ancient March 17, 2018
Results of a new study showed how different types of smiles can elicit different physical effects. The study uncovered how people can physically react to non-verbal social cues.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2018
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have unmasked some of the cuttlefish's camouflage secrets. Even with the researchers' new findings, there are still more to learn about the cephalopod.
Animals February 17, 2018
Researchers found that humans are likely to react positively toward the discovery of alien life instead of panicking and causing mass hysteria. Perhaps humans take comfort in the knowledge of not being alone in the universe.
Space February 17, 2018
It is a popular belief that the human olfactory sense is inferior to that of other mammals. A new research traces the history of this myth and proves this false.
Animals May 12, 2017
A new report calls for an independent non-governmental Research Integrity Advisory Board (RIAB). This is to guide scientific research in the United States and protect against research misconduct and other detrimental practices.
Earth/Environment April 13, 2017
A new study has revealed that climate change is related to diabetes, and with each degree of temperature rise, the risks from it are also increased. This study proves the real-world effect of climate change upon humans.
Public Health March 21, 2017
A sociology professor's study on the impact of immigration on crime rates proves that its relationship is actually inversely proportional, as opposed to what some believe.
Feature | Culture March 4, 2017
Samples like blood or DNA will no longer require consent for further research, according to the final rule the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Common Rule agencies issued on Jan. 18.
Biotech January 19, 2017
Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Elon Musk's OpenAI nonprofit to advance and democratize artificial intelligence. Between OpenAI and Microsoft AI and Research, open-source AI breakthroughs should not take too long to surface.
Microsoft November 15, 2016
If you ever wanted to read NASA's research but didn't want to pay to do so, you now can, thanks to the agency making all of its publicly-funded research available for free online.
Space August 22, 2016
The federal government on Thursday will announce the rejection of requests to change the classification of marijuana. At the same time, the government will expand a policy that may increase research on the substance.
Public Health August 11, 2016
Cancer Moonshot 2020, a national initiative led by VP Joe Biden, aims to double the rate of progress in cancer research and ultimately put an end to the disease. But what makes it a real game changer?
Medicine June 29, 2016
Researchers from the University of Stuttgart have used 3D-printing technology to develop a nano triple-lens camera, which can be injected into the human body via a syringe. The camera is smaller than a grain of salt.
Gadgets June 29, 2016
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
The research vessel Neil Armstrong arrived at its new home in Woods Hole. The ship was designed to carry out ocean science studies from miniature creatures to large fishes.
Earth/Environment April 10, 2016
Power naps are nice, but make sure to keep them under 30 minutes. Researchers found that naps longer than 40 minutes increase the risk for metabolic syndrome by up to 50 percent.
Life March 25, 2016
Don't let the Internet name anything. Ever.
Internet Culture March 21, 2016
Psychologists commented on a study that concluded that replication rates of psychological researches are very low. They presented key points to show that there may be no replication crisis in the field at all.
March 6, 2016
NASA is set to launch four new CubeSats to aid planetary exploration and space research. The four new satellites will help improve weather forecasting, mitigate radio frequency interference and test emerging technologies on planetary research.
Space February 25, 2016
Australia may breach agreement made during the Paris climate change conference due to CSIRO cuts. A report from the Climate Council warns that reducing climate change projects and staff may significantly hurt climate change research in the country.
Earth/Environment February 23, 2016
A neuroscientist created a website offering millions of academic papers for free. Despite a lawsuit filed against her, she does not intend to back down and has even moved to a different domain.
Society February 16, 2016
Amgen pioneered in establishing a platform for failed efforts in replicating studies. This will allow companies and academic researchers to share replications to others so it will prevent them from wasting time and effort on following up flawed findings.
Life February 5, 2016
It looks like Microsoft is giving its research arm a makeover, with aims to steer away from proven endeavors like Microsoft Word and more toward synergized enterprise.
Business January 26, 2016
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
Researchers conducted a series of experiments to better understand when people are expressing sarcasm through text. By training their computers, the team was able to detect Twitter sarcasm using several factors that include keywords, hyperbole and hashtags.
Society January 23, 2016
Researchers conclude from studying 225 climbing species that the sticky portion of their body's surface area becomes larger as the creatures get bigger. Check out what this means for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Earth/Environment January 19, 2016
Rats are found to have two independent 'working memory' resources, a discovery that can greatly improve Alzheimer's disease research. The study proponents argue that targeting the right types of memory in research is highly crucial to treating the disease.
Life January 16, 2016
Taking a cue from POTUS' autonomous car plan, the Transportation Department and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration announced their plan to invest $4 billion in autonomous car research over the next 10 years.
FUTURE TECH January 15, 2016
Researchers found that unused human pancreas may be recycled as new organs for diabetics. Unused pancreas of organ donors can be used as a base to create a new-generation and bio-artificial one.
Life December 22, 2015
The breakthrough findings on dolphin communication may be a misinterpretation after all. Here are two very obvious reasons on how the study could have gone wrong.
Animals December 10, 2015
Researchers at the Umea University and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics have discovered the interaction between the moon and solar wind through the help of the space instrument known as SARA. The team believes that plasma flow from the sun affects water levels found in the moon's crust.
Space December 6, 2015
It seems like robots can do just about anything these days, and now we can add one more skill to the list. Researchers have now developed a program that allows robots to write textbooks.
FUTURE TECH October 21, 2015
A new Jawbone study published Wednesday found that women around the world get 20 minutes more sleep than men on average. But why is this the case?
Wearable Tech October 21, 2015
New data from Facebook reveals that Americans are increasingly coming out on Facebook. The number of people coming out each day is on track to be three times higher than what it was last year.
Internet October 16, 2015
Microsoft Research and the University of Washington have developed a multi-spectral camera called the HyperCam which could potentially impart X-ray vision to a smartphone's camera.
Gadgets October 16, 2015
IBM and Carnegie Mellon have announced an open platform to support the creation of apps for the visually impaired. An app has already been built with this technology, and it could be a big help.
Apps/Software October 15, 2015
Falling is painful and embarrassing, but it doesn't have to be that way — for robots, at least. Researchers at Georgia Tech have come up with an algorithm to help robots have less nasty falls.
FUTURE TECH October 14, 2015
Researchers at IBM and Cardiff University have developed a new virtual personal assistant called Sherlock. The software uses information from users to make human-computer communication more efficient.
Apps/Software October 2, 2015