There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming is bad, but here’s why science says it’s good for you. “For the first time in the history of psychology there is a way to access feelings, hidden […]
Genetically engineering dinosaurs seemed like a far-fetched fantasy that was only possible in the Jurassic Park movies. But life…finds a way. At least, real-life science does. In an uncanny case of life imitating art, our world could start to look a lot like that in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Jurassic Park‘s science consultant believes that […]
Enlarge / High-angle photograph of a woman scientist holding an electrophoresis plate for DNA separation over the UVP imaging System. (credit: Getty | CDC) Sexual harassment is widespread within the scientific community, and policies and institutional safeguards to address the problem are more effective at reducing liability than protecting members and changing harmful work cultures, […]
Enlarge (credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) In March 2017, Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency, appeared on CNBC and said that carbon dioxide was not known to be a major factor in climate change. “I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” […]
Uber’s flying taxi service – that glorious sci-fi dream – still plans to launch its first takeoffs by 2023. One major caveat, however, is that unlike regular taxis which can freely zip about the streets, UberAIR taxis need access to the sky and a place to land. That’s where “Skyports” come in: special areas localized […]
Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works, writes Michael Pollan.
Syda Productions / Shutterstock The National Science Foundation conducts a survey every two to three years to evaluate how good Americans are at science. The questions vary slightly from year to year, but they all have to do with basic facts in physical and biological sciences. Both the general public and people who have obtained […]
Lewis Kay, a Toronto researcher who developed a technique to watch microscopic proteins reposition themselves and change their shapes within cells, has won the $ 1 million Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada’s top science prize.
Combine this with all the traditional activities, including an indoor and outdoor funfair, a swimming pool with slides galore and a series of shows, and Butlin’s offers a perfect recipe for a fabulous weekend. Every parent is always searching for the holy grail of family entertainment – a child-friendly activity which is also educational. And […]
Enlarge / The glaciers are in on the conspiracy! (credit: NOAA) The vast majority of scientists—by most measures, well over 90 percent—accept the evidence that humans are driving our current climate change. Among the public, however, that figure is much lower. One possible explanation for this discrepancy is that the public doesn’t understand just how […]