As new study by the respected Pew Research Center shows a striking disconnect between the views of scientists and the public on basic scientific questions. In eight out of thirteen science-oriented issues, there was a 20 percentage point or more difference between the two groups on issues like genetically modified food, global warming, or evolution. […]
What's really happening under your arms? The secret to skin smells is all in the microbes. Here's an undeniable fact: In samples collected from seven of New York's subway platforms, scientists discovered that we're surrounded in plumes of microbes wafting off other people's skin. Show More Summary
There must be some root reason giants like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, and the network news shows are consistently liberal.
Building a protein is a lot like a game of telephone: information is passed along from one messenger to another, creating the potential for errors. Enzymatic machines proofread at each step, and scientists have uncovered a new quality control mechanism along this path. Show More Summary
Scientists are seriously excited about a new long-necked dinosaur species found near China's Qijiang City. For one thing, fossils of the beast, which lived 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period, show a skull still attached to its neck—a rare find among dinosaurs like this as "the...
Binge watching is becoming the new way people consume television, but could it be affecting your health? Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin seem to think so. Researchers at the university found after doing a recent study...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, I wrote about a new Media Matters for America study that shines a light on a big problem with how TV news shows cover climate change. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are warming the planet, but Media Matters...Show More Summary
Other data points to science's problems with "post-secularists."
Researchers, scientists, and pollsters regularly use large anonymous data sets when conducting research, but a new study published in Science magazine shows this data can be easily used by hackers for identity theft. The study findsShow More Summary
From early childhood, we get a lot of information, which often take a scientific fact, and never doubted his veracity. That’s just science is constantly evolving, scientists are using new methods of investigation and as a result some truths cease to be. Proposes to revise their knowledge and break established clichés. Alcohol kills brain cells […]
A rogue US scientist has been jailed following the discovery that he promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in a 10 years time period. He was also specifically designing a bomb to target New York City. In exchange for his...Show More Summary
Despite similar views about the overall place of science in America, the general public and scientists often see science-related issues through a different lens, according to a new pair of surveys.
New deep-brain imaging shows activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviors of mice. Scientists watched as one neuron was activated when a mouse searched for food while a nearly identical neuron next to it remained inactive until the mouse began eating.
Scientists and the public agree on very little when it comes climate change, childhood vaccine requirements and more, but both groups feel more pessimistic about the direction of science, according to a new study released today from the Pew Research Center. Show More Summary
An international team of researchers has identified a previously unknown species of mold. And you’ve probably eaten it.
A new documentary about legendary computer scientist and Navy admiral Grace Hopper is shedding light on the key roles women had in originating computers as we know them today. Image via Creative Commons Hopper, who passed away in 1992...Show More Summary
There is no rest for a baby's brain - not even in sleep. While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. Working with researchers from the University of Tübingen, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive...Show More Summary
New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientists Magdalena Mis, January 27, 2015 (Reuters) “A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household...Show More Summary
JAMES RISEN was prepared to go to jail to protect his source. In 2006 the New York Times reporter (pictured) published a book that revealed a covert American plot, in which a former Russian scientist fed flawed nuclear component designs to Iran. Show More Summary