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Scientists Who Selfie On Instagram Gain More Public Trust

Scientists can win more hearts with Instagram selfies. A new study shows that people perceive seemingly serious scientists as warmer and more deserving of public trust when their social media accounts have their actual photos in it.

Life & Style May 11, 2019

Scientists Discover The Secret Behind Blowing The Perfect Bubble

Researchers from New Yorn University found two methods that will create bubbles using oil and water. The findings can be applied into products that use bubbles or droplets including sprays or emulsions.

Material Science September 5, 2018

Scientists Just Found A Way To Make Mice Resistant To Obesity

NAMPT is the enzyme responsible for efficiently storing fat, a new research proved. So, can we simply get rid of it to make us resistant to obesity?

Biotech May 5, 2018

Kids Now Draw Scientists As Women More Often Than Ever Before, Study Shows

When about 5,000 children were asked to draw a scientist in the 1960s and 1970s, nearly all of the drawings depicted a male scientist. A new study, however, revealed that kids now draw female scientists more often than ever before.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

Twitter Sleuth Enlists Smithsonian To Solve Mystery Of Lone Black Woman Scientist In Old Photograph

Last week, Twitter went to work to find the identity of a single black woman scientist from a mysterious photograph from the 1970s. After days of going through various materials, the mystery of her identity was solved.

Viral March 19, 2018

Great Barrier Reef In Trouble: Here's How Scientists Try To Save It

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is in trouble but it is not the end of it. Scientists are finding ways how to save the world's coral ecosystem from dying.

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Scientists To Launch SPECULOOS In Search For Planets Orbiting 1,000 Dwarf Stars

Scientists scramble to launch more planet-hunting projects following the discovery of the seven-planet system in the ultra-cool dwarf star named TRAPPIST-1. The team of scientists behind TRAPPIST-1 will launch SPECULOOS while NASA will have TESS mission next year.

Space February 25, 2017

Kennewick Man Reburied After Two Decades Of Legal Battle

The remains of the 9000-year-old Kennewick Man have finally been reburied after a 20-year-old legal battle between scientists and Native Americans. The Ancient One's remains were interred on Feb. 18 in a somber ceremony.

Ancient February 21, 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

'Rogue’ Twitter Accounts Are Popping Up As US Scientists Defy Trump Gag Order

Rogue accounts under names of U.S. government agencies are trending on Twitter, sparking online protest against the Trump administration’s gag order on employees and scientists working on climate change.

Life & Style January 27, 2017

Obama Honors America's Leading Scientists And Innovators

Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the National Medal of Science to 17 individuals on May 19. The awards honor the achievements and contributions made in the fields of science and technology.

Feature | Science May 20, 2016

Beautifully Broad: 6 Incredibly Diverse Applications Of Mathematician John Nash’s Ideas

John Nash, the inspiration for the film ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ is well-known for his contributions to economics. But his ideas were so big they have made a mark in fields as varied as quantum physics, evolutionary biology and public health.

Feature May 26, 2015

Poll Shows Scientists and Public at Odds Over These Issues

A Pew Research Center study revealed the American public respects science, but does not agree with the prevailing scientific view on many issues. What are the differences?

January 30, 2015

Americans Love Science but They Disagree With What Scientists Think: Survey

Although the American public view science positively, their opinions class with those of scientists particularly in areas involving the cause of climate change and consumption of GMOs.

January 30, 2015

Our Definitive Guide To Hollywood’s Best Movie Scientists

Now that Hollywood is grasping the basic tenets of science, especially after the success of films like 'Interstellar' and 'The Theory of Everything,' who are the top fictional scientists in the movie to date?

Geek November 14, 2014

Insects are awesome because they outlived the dinosaurs: Could outlive humans as well

Insects are the first creatures to do a lot of things before animals. Before birds took flight, insects were doing that already for a long time. Today, there are more insects in the world than humans and animals.

Geek November 8, 2014

Publish or perish? Tweet or defeat? When scientists take to social media...or don't

Social media can greatly enhance the dissemination of knowledge about new scientific discoveries. So, how many researchers are using Twitter, Facebook, and other Web sites to announce their findings?

Life November 7, 2014

Scientists find a way to eliminate smells by creating 'white noise' for the nose

Two researchers found that chemical compounds in smells have an opposing set of odor compounds that cancel each other out, creating a 'white noise' for the nose.

Geek November 5, 2014

Scientists hide Bob Dylan lyrics in their research papers in epic competition

Five Swedish scientists have been hiding and finding Bob Dylan lyrics in their peer-read papers for 17 years.

Internet Culture September 30, 2014

New study suggests that Americans don't trust scientists

A new study on the way certain occupations are perceived shows that Americans don't trust scientists because they lack warmth. Despite this, Americans still find scientists competent at their jobs.

Internet Culture September 30, 2014

Scientists raised fishes to walk on land: This is evolution from land to sea

Fishes walking on land, this can't be possible, right? Wrong. A new study published by Nature Today shows a fish walking on land without problems.

Earth/Environment August 29, 2014

Scientists expect to find alien life and Earth-like planets in the next 20 years

The next 20 years should be an interesting one, after NASA scientists claim that in this time frame, they would have located the Earth 2.0 and possible alien life forms.

Space July 17, 2014

Chelyabinsk-type meteors more common than you thought, warns scientists

Scientists have warned that Chelyabinsk-type meteors are more common than thought.

Space November 13, 2013

Scientists stumped by whacky planetary system

A recent discovery of tilted orbits in multi-planetary system has stumped scientists.

Space October 20, 2013

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