Science

ALIENS

Scientists Who Discovered Blunt-Shaped Asteroid Say It Is Almost Definitely Not Aliens

A letter from Harvard University scholars asserts that the blunt-shaped ‘Oumuamua object may be an alien probe, but the scientists who rolled the spliff are killing the buzz.
Caroline Haskins
11.6.18
climate change

The Seafloor Is Dissolving Because of Climate Change

According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.
Caroline Haskins
11.1.18
Weed

Canadian Researchers Are Stoked About Access to Legal Weed

Legal cannabis means more people will be able to access science-based information instead of relying on anecdotes from their local dealer.
Jacob Dubé
10.19.18
Condoms

Researchers Made a Self Lubricating Condom That Can Withstand '1,000 Thrusts'

It gets slippery when wet.
Samantha Cole
10.17.18
robots

This Robotic Hand Can Shift Gears to Catch a Beer Can and Crush It

By creating a lightweight, 3D-printed “transmission,” engineers were able to build a hand that is strong when it needs to be and fast when it needs to be.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.17.18
LEGAL WEED

Start Rolling Your Blunts: The Best Science Stories to Read When You’re High

Recreational cannabis use is legal in Canada starting today, so here’s some trippy science to celebrate with.
Jordan Pearson
10.17.18
orgasms

Researchers Studied How Facial Expressions for Orgasms and Pain Differ Across Cultures

People in different countries show pain and pleasure differently.
Samantha Cole
10.16.18
climate change

The UN's Devastating Climate Change Report Was Too Optimistic

The IPCC has been criticized for being "too alarmist. If anything, it is the opposite. With their latest report, they have been overly conservative."
Nafeez Ahmed
10.15.18
STEM

A New Bill Vows to Combat STEM’s Sexual Harassment Problem

The “Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act” aims to remedy the causes of sexual misconduct in STEM, but can it?
Sarah Emerson
10.10.18
Science

Scientists Fear DARPA's 'Insect Allies' Will Attack Global Food Supply with Viruses

The US has been investing in genetic technology to help save its crops, but scientists fear that same technology could be unleashed on our enemies.
Caroline Haskins
10.5.18
gerard mourou

Recent Nobel Prize Winner Is 'Profoundly Sorry' for 'Degrading' Video of Women

2018 Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou made a music video where female dancers tear off their lab coats.
Sarah Emerson
10.4.18
killer whales

Researchers Had ‘No Idea’ Killer Whales Could Dive This Deep

South Atlantic killer whales have destroyed their own record for deep dives—by 1,000 feet.
Tracey Lindeman
10.4.18
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