Neil deGrasse Tyson Blows A Little Girl’s Mind

Neil deGrasse Tyson Blows A Little Girl’s Mind

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most quotable of the United States’ scientists. He outdid himself at Drake University in his lecture for the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture series though. During the question-and-answer session, an eight-year-old girl named Charlotte announced she wanted to be a scientist. Typical of Dr. deGrasse Tyson’s enthusiasm and […]

Synthetic Blood From Transylvania [VIDEO]

Synthetic Blood From Transylvania [VIDEO]

New research out of?Transylvanian city Cluj-Napoca, Romania?has shown an exciting preliminary success in synthetic blood use. The first clinical trials in rats show no reaction, the desired result. There are a lot of groups doing research into several different ideas about synthetic blood. Synthetic blood research is a critical next step in medical research. Human […]

Pres. Obama Issues Executive Order Regarding Climate Change

Pres. Obama Issues Executive Order Regarding Climate Change

Today President Barack Obama issued an executive order entitled,?Preparing The United States For The Impacts Of Climate Change. The order calls for all agencies to modernize their programs to support climate change resilient investments, asks the heads of many major agencies to inventory and assess their policies, establishes an interagency council of over 30 departments […]

Leaked Documents Reveal Secret Finance Of A Pro-Industry Science Group

Leaked Documents Reveal Secret Finance Of A Pro-Industry Science Group

Politically active groups have always sought out, and even paid scientists, to support their agendas. Scientists grapple with the ethical ramifications of research funding. Only truth and fact are useful but no one pays or supports research they don’t have an interest in. It’s a fine line, and a tough one. The cry of “mercenary […]

NASA Back In Business, Crowdsourcing 40 New Patents!

NASA Back In Business, Crowdsourcing 40 New Patents!

In the 55 years since NASA first began its operations, it has always pushed research into new places, new methods, and new venues. NASA’s importance to our country and to our future cannot be overstated. NASA has had a hand in many great technological innovations regardless of the application since its inception, from how food […]

25 Weird Chemistry Facts

25 Weird Chemistry Facts

This week is National Chemistry Week and in honor of our beloved Chem nerds, here are 25 weird chemistry facts you probably didn’t know. Today is Mole Day. Every year on October 23 from 6:02am to 6:02pm, chemistry students and chemists celebrate Mole Day in honor of Avogadro’s number, the number of carbon atoms in […]

Girls Are Gamers Too, M’kay

Girls Are Gamers Too, M’kay

Since the late 1980s, parents, gamers, and educators alike have decried the lack of games targeted to girls and women and the misogyny that infects the video game industry. Over three decades of home video gaming later, there has been little improvement. There is a demonstrable lack of video games featuring a strong female protagonist […]

No Creationism For Texas Science Textbooks

No Creationism For Texas Science Textbooks

When Texas changed its science curriculum standards, the science and science education community bristled, fearing that the 4-million strong purchasing power of Texas schools would push textbooks publishers to weaken the standards. The language of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum (TEKS) was intended to include common but long since debunked arguments made by […]

Does My Avatar Make Me Look As Hot As I Feel? (VIDEO)

Does My Avatar Make Me Look As Hot As I Feel? (VIDEO)

Sure you design your avatar, but does your avatar then have a hand in designing you? Based on the Proteus Effect and objectification theory, a?case study by Stanford researchers?explored whether and to what extent the use of sexualized avatars would increase self-objectification experiences.?With much of daily life and leisure time spent online, the effect of […]