Science

Math

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.
Liv Boeree
9.14.18
Blood

Scientist Is 'Furious' the Media Misrepresented Her Research to Promote Drinking Teen Blood

Don’t go full vampire just yet.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.13.18
Trump

Trump Attacks Rigorous Science By Denying Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll

The researchers found that nearly 3,000 people had died during and following the hurricane who wouldn’t have otherwise died
Kaleigh Rogers
9.13.18
Big Desert Energy

Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Becky Ferreira
9.7.18
weird

Watch This Liquid Membrane Filter Let Big Stuff Through and Keep Small Stuff Out

This mind-melting filter works in the opposite way that you would expect.
Sarah Emerson
9.6.18
Facebook

People Who Base Their Self-Worth on Others Are More Likely to Be Facebook Addicts

A study published in “Computers in Human Behavior” found that this trait was a better predictor than self-esteem alone.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.22.18
Science

Scientists Finally Solved the Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls

The blood red falls tumble out of a glacier 100 feet to a lake below.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
crime

Finding Murder Victims in Unmarked Graves Can Be Made Easier with Lasers, Study Shows

Researchers were able to detect the unmarked graves clearly, even compared to a control dig.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.6.18
#metoo

Scientist Loses Award After Acceptance Lecture Featured Students in Bikinis

The Herpetologists' League "regrets and apologizes for offensive content presented in the 2018 Distinguished Herpetologist lecture."
Deidre Olsen
7.13.18
physics

Physicists Are Misled by Outdated Notions of 'Beauty'

In the foundations of physics, it has become accepted practice to prefer hypotheses that are aesthetically pleasing.
Sabine Hossenfelder
7.11.18
Science Solved It

It Took 600 Years to Figure Out This Mysterious, Exploding Ancient Star

Korean royal astrologers saw a new star appear in the sky in 1437 AD, and it took 600 years for astronomers to find what they had seen, and explain why it appeared that night.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.10.18
environment

The Baltic Sea’s Oxygen Levels Are At a 1,500-Year Low

And climate change is halting recovery efforts.
Jordan Pearson
7.5.18