Enlarge / Teenager playing fetch with her dog (credit: Anchiy via Getty Images) Three years ago, Valli Fraser-Celin adopted a blonde husky mix puppy, whom she named Husk. Fraser-Celin soon started looking for ways to curb Husk’s “totally wild” behavior, she said, like stealing food from the kitchen counter and barking incessantly at strangers. Based […]
Ontario needs to develop strategy to manage long COVID, science table says
Ontario’s recently disbanded science table says the province needs a “proactive and comprehensive strategy” to manage long COVID, including substantial investments in research.
‘Not a way to handle the pandemic’: Science table members disagree with scrapping 5-day COVID-19 isolation
Members of Ontario’s outgoing science table say they would have advised against the province’s decision to scrap COVID-19 isolation requirements if they were consulted on the move.
19th-century art form revived to make tactile science graphics for blind people
Enlarge / 3D-printed lithophanes can help optically impaired scientists “see” data, such as from protein separation gels, with their fingertips. (credit: ordan Koone/Bryan Shaw) In the 19th century, an art form known as lithophanes was all the rage in Western Europe. These thin engravings were usually made from translucent materials like porcelain or wax. When […]
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival Cancelled at Netflix After 2 Seasons
RELATED STORIES It’ll be a crappy Thanksgiving for fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Netflix has cancelled the revived cult favorite after two seasons (or 12 seasons, if you’re thinking cumulatively). MST3K host Jonah Ray announced the news on social media late Tuesday. “So, Netflix decided to not do another season of MST3K,” Ray said, […]
JPL scientist analyzes pros and cons of the science in dystopian drama IO
Enlarge / Micah (Anthony Mackie) and Sam (Margaret Qualley) are two of the last people on a toxic Earth in the Netflix original movie IO. (credit: Netflix) Much of the human race has decamped to a distant colony, leaving behind an uninhabitable Earth, in IO, Netflix’s modest follow-up to its post-apocalyptic thriller, Bird Box. Directed […]
Montana legislator introduces bills to give his state its own science
Enlarge / The Montana State Capitol building, site of a rather unusual hearing. (credit: Montana.gov) It’s no secret that some of our federal legislators don’t have a firm grip on scientific evidence; it only takes watching a session of the House Science Committee, where one member suggested the climate-driven rise of the oceans might instead […]
The Excruciating, Impossible Science of Airport Delays
Network effects dictate how one flight delay ripples out, but our air traffic system is so complex that scientists still grapple with how it all works. https://media.wired.com/photos/5c4b7a905fc16c2ce122859c/master/pass/Airplane-Queue-969044282.jpg
Congress just got a bumper-crop of scientists. Meet the 10 new science whizzes on Capitol Hill.
David Zalubowski/AP 10 newly elected scientists are representing Americans in the 116th Congress. Eight of the new-comers are Democrats and two are Republicans. Here’s what these engineers, doctors, and other scientists want to do in 2019. The 116th Congress was sworn in on Thursday, with 10 new scientists in the ranks. Many of the incoming […]
The Orville blends science fiction and science fact into a winning mix
Enlarge / The crew of the USS Orville stands ready for a new season of adventures in season 2 of The Orville. (credit: Fox Broadcasting) The Orville, Seth MacFarlane’s warm homage to the Star Trek franchise, delighted viewers with the interstellar adventures of the crew aboard the titular starship. As the series gears up for […]