studies

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s Last Paper Is Now Online

The black hole information paradox fascinated Hawking for decades, and is the topic of his final research study.
Becky Ferreira
10.12.18
Conservation

Wildlife Is Another Casualty of War

Researchers studied animal deaths in the wake of African armed conflicts.
Caroline Haskins
1.10.18
brains

Neuroscientists Hack Itching, Exposing a Mysterious Neural Circuit

A key to understanding why scratching an itch feels so good.
Michael Byrne
8.17.17
Science

Don’t Let That Viral Drinking Water Database Scare You

The Environmental Working Group’s database is designed to instill fear.
Louise Matsakis
7.28.17
Headphone Silence

When It Comes to Audio Gear, Price and Quality Don’t Always Correlate

Before you pay big bucks for a hot brand, consider the science behind sound quality and price.
Jason Cross
6.22.17
mental health

What Exactly Is Psychosis Anyway?

Understanding one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions.
Michael Byrne
6.19.17
trapped in amber

New Species of Extinct Damselfly Was Trying to Get Lucky When It Died

The amber mines of northern Myanmar produce yet another amazing time capsule to the past.
Becky Ferreira
3.20.17
wearables

Engineers Turn Human Body Into Bioacoustic Communications Channel

When a handshake is much more than a handshake.
Michael Byrne
2.20.17
Space

Scientists Predict ‘Very Weird’ Helium Compounds Inside Gas Giants

"The role of such phenomena inside planets needs to be explored.”
Becky Ferreira
2.6.17
astrophysics

This 'Bullet' Black Hole Is Ripping Through a Supernova Gas Cloud

The anomalous black hole is hurtling through space at 100 times the speed of sound.
Michael Byrne
2.6.17
Soft Robotics

Hydrogel Robot Hand Catches and Releases Live Fish

Beats a hook.
Michael Byrne
2.5.17
Health

This AI Can Diagnose a Rare Eye Condition as Well as a Human Doctor

In some cases, the convolutional neural network blew human ophthalmologists out of the water.
Michael Byrne
1.30.17
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