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Why scientists are losing the fight to communicate science to the public

Scientists and science communicators are engaged in a constant battle with ignorance. But that’s an approach doomed to failure<p>A video did the rounds a couple of years ago, of some self-styled “skeptic” disagreeing – robustly, shall we say – with an anti-vaxxer. The speaker was roundly cheered by …

The Constellations Are Sexist

Greek and Roman star configurations depict men as conquerors and heroes, while women are victims and bit players.<p>In her 1968 poem, “Planetarium,” the poet Adrienne Rich wrestles with the crisis of female identity through the lens of astronomy. Rich wrote the poem after learning about the case of …

Women in Science
CNN

3 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Boost Workplace Productivity, Backed by Science

These 3 simple changes in the workplace can make employees happier and more productive.<p>Despite the amount of research on how to increase productivity by engineering the work environment, the vast majority of companies aren't doing what works.<p>This is the observation of Ron Friedman, award-winning …

There's a test that tells you if you're a 'super-recogniser' of faces, and you can take it right now

I've seen a lot of faces I can't forget.<p>No, I'm not talking about being in love, as the Beatles lyrics might imply. Instead, I may be a …

Bridging the gap between the quantum and classical worlds

In the quantum world, physicists study the tiny particles that make up our classical world - neutrons, electrons, photons - either one at a time or …

Quantum Mechanics

The Slow-Moving Disaster Happening At Farms Around America

Farms waste billions of pounds of food, but there are movements afoot to curb the problem.<p>Every day, Tianna Kennedy walks through the crops that blanket the 70-acre expanse of idyllic farmland she helms in New York’s Northern Catskill region.<p>Kennedy grows hundreds of varieties of organic vegetables …

Scientists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary About Iceland’s Huge Volcano Eruption

Two years ago, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted—and it kept erupting for the next 181 days, forming the largest volcanic depression ever seen. …

Earth Science

Revisiting The Pillars Of Creation In The Eagle Nebula

Image Source: http://scitechdaily.com<p>The astonishing old image of the “Pillars of Creation” back in 1995 was iconic, as three giant columns of cold …

Big History

Black holes offer a way to another universe, Stephen Hawking says in newly published paper

Things might fall through black holes into an alternate universe, according to a newly published paper by Stephen Hawking.<p>The professor has laid out …

10 Free Apps Worth Checking Out on the Google App Marketplace

Check out these 10 free apps that you can use to create business cards, send reports, create designs, and more.

Apps

6 of The Hardest Codes to Crack That Will Drive You Completely Bonkers

Fancy a crack?<p>Everybody likes solving puzzles, but there's a world of difference between fun, tricky brain teasers and serious encryptions that are …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Science

Loop quantum gravity theory offers glimpse beyond the event horizon

In principle, nothing that enters a black hole can leave the black hole. This has considerably complicated the study of these mysterious bodies, …

Physics

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Alan Turing

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …

Neuroscience

Why babies all over the world are now sleeping in boxes

<b>Nearly three years ago, the Magazine reported on the Finnish baby box - a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys the state gives to expectant mothers. The story went viral and was read by 10 million people in 18 months. Now the box idea itself is spreading around the world.</b><p>It's a tradition that …