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Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

Project Management

Fart Blamed for Causing a Fire During Surgery at a Tokyo Hospital

This surgery sounds like a total nightmare. According to a new Tokyo Medical University Hospital report, a patient’s fart during surgery apparently …

Medicine

Science Says You Should Get Checked for Diabetes if You Do This (Especially at Work)

Research suggests that extended naps might have a close link with metabolic syndrome and diabetes for modern workers.<p>If you're constantly reaching for a caffeinated brew on the job and can't seem to resist a luxuriously long snooze, there's a chance you might be developing metabolic syndrome or …

The Science Behind Why You Feel Sick When You Try to Read in the Car

Some people get carsick when they try to read on the road, other people do it blissfully, but if you’re one of those folks who just can’t get through …

Schizophrenia emerged after humans diverged from Neanderthals

Schizophrenia poses an evolutionary enigma. The disorder has existed throughout recorded human history and persists despite its severe effects on …

The Observable Universe Just Got a Bit Smaller

New Calculation Using Planck Satellite Data Updates the Size of Its Radius<p>By Guest Blogger Nick Tomasello, University of the Sciences in …

When Science Stands Up To Creationism

Overwhelming hard data from biology, geology and anthropology — gathered with a firm grasp of the workings of evolution — prove false the claims made by creationists.<p>Earth is not 6,000 years old and it wasn't shaped by a great flood 4,500 years ago. (Earth is 4.5 billion years old.) Humans and …

Grand Canyon

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

A Brief Explanation of Planck's Constant and the Birth of Quantum Physics

Planck's constant put the "quantum" in "quantum mechanics."<p>Planck's constant is a pretty important part of modern physics, but it's also pretty confusing. Maybe you were wondering what it was while reading about the new kilogram definition. Well never fear, because this video from PBS Space Time …

Quantum Mechanics

Researchers find unexpected magnetic effect

A new and unexpected magnetic effect has taken researchers by surprise, and could open up a new pathway to advanced electronic devices and even …

Nanotech

How GE used science to make a hot sauce so spicy, it's bottled in jet engine materials

GE is not typically a name you’d associate with food, but with its big data brisket party back at SXSW 2015 and now a new scientifically-developed hot sauce, the company might soon be more than just an appliance supplier for your household.<p>The company today launched 10^32 Kelvin, a sauce created in …

Food