Category: Education

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

The Stonehenge monument in England is known for its alignment with the summer solstice sunrise, and a is popular destination for revelers welcoming the longest day of the year. The inner “horseshoe” of the...

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

In 2011, following the Fukushima Disaster in Japan, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the country would completely phase out its use of nuclear power by 2022. This move was hailed by anti-nuclear activists,...

Scientists Just Discovered A New State Of Water!

Scientists Just Discovered A New State Of Water!

Think you know everything about water, think again! Scientists just discovered a second state of liquid water. What makes it so different?

Creating ‘leaks’ in blood vessels could aid in drug delivery

Creating ‘leaks’ in blood vessels could aid in drug delivery

Gang Bao, a bioengineer at Rice University, and collaborators at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology report using magnets to help iron-oxide nanoparticles invade endothelial cells both in the lab and in...

Our Story in 6 Minutes

Our Story in 6 Minutes

I have compressed billions of years into 6 minutes. This is our story as revealed by science.

Why Using Your GPS Is Ruining Your Brain

Why Using Your GPS Is Ruining Your Brain

In the UK, volunteers underwent a series of simulated tests while fMRIs captured their brain activity.  When the volunteers were navigating on their own – without GPS – researchers noted spikes of activity in...

‘Atlas’ of Cells Could Lead to Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

‘Atlas’ of Cells Could Lead to Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

Doctors can potentially spot tumors before they take root then deliver a kind of preemptive immunotherapy strike. Immunotherapy is the use of drugs to stimulate the body’s natural immune system. Given enough warning, such...

Stephen Hawking: Earth Could Turn Into Hothouse Planet Like Venus

Stephen Hawking: Earth Could Turn Into Hothouse Planet Like Venus

Earth could turn into a hothouse planet like Venus, with boiling oceans and acid rain, if humans don’t curb irreversible climate change, physicist Stephen Hawking claimed in a recent interview. But most climate experts...