A Stanford research study asserts that Catalina Island off the west coast of Southern California is slowly sinking, increasing tsunami risks for Los Angeles and Orange counties.
HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher argued that people who say vaccines can cause harm shouldn’t be called “kooks and liars” on Friday. In a discussion with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Maher wondered, “why can’t we have a kind of a
Chinese scientists genetically modified human embryos for the first time in history, receiving backlash from the international community. Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher at Sun Yat-sen University, and his group clarified that they used non-viable embryos for their experiment.
Classrooms have emerged as a new front in the increasingly contentious debate over the causes and implications of climate change.
The International Space Station now features a high-tech espresso machine. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti celebrated the arrival of the “Dragon” spacecraft last Friday by wearing a Star Trek: Voyager uniform and updating her Twitter account. “There’s coffee in that nebula…
The witch-hunting obsessions of the climate cult took them into the realm of total absurdity with March’s “Open Letter to Museums From Members of the Scientific Community,” which called upon museum administrators to begin refusing donations from the evil fossil-fuel industry.
At a celebration of National Nuclear Technology Day, Iran's president and the director of its nuclear program denied Iran has ever pursued nuclear weapons research. This is another area in which Iran's understanding of the framework agreement seems to be at odds with explanations published by the U.S.
Electronics are wreaking havoc on our sleep; late night reading on smartphones and tablets bombards our eyes with artificial light, tricking our brains into being alert right before we attempt to fall asleep. A recent experimental study from Harvard Medical
A federal panel has decreed that a diet heavy on vegetables is the best diet for the planet in this age of global warming.
Kelly Castruita from Bakersfield headed out to take her recycling to the trash bin when she witnessed a UFO bobbing in the heavens, “I thought, that's kinda bright to be a star, I've never seen a blue star be that bright.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the names of forty-three students who won the competition for scholarships at the 2015 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. These students will receive scholarships to attend the Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy. The Academy will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas this summer.
In a lengthy interview with the Daily Beast's Marlow Stern, astrophysicist and TV personality Neil DeGrasse Tyson offered up a defense of Scientology, criticized Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and disputed Stern's claim that President George W. Bush's administration waged a war on science and global warming.
Members of the Scientific Council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) recently criticized the Royal Society’s positions on climate.
Engadget's description of the new Ford S-Max car and its Intelligent Speed Limiter technology is both fascinating and creepy as hell: "A camera mounted on the windshield scans the road signs on the sides of the highway and, when the vehicle enters a 20mph zone, the system reduces the top speed to match. Rather than controlling the speed with automatic braking, the car limits its own velocity by adjusting the amount of fuel being pushed to the engine."
Here’s an interesting headline that appeared in the March 18 Washington Business Journal: “DOD deputy secretary to industry: Come up with a new missile defense solution, and we'll fund it.” The news item detailed a speech by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work to a conference in Washington, DC, making defense contractors an offer that’s hard to refuse: If you can build it, we will buy it.
Emails obtained by the Associated Press show discussions among the senior administrators of the World Health Organization from as early as June 2014, in which officials refused to yet declare a state of emergency in west Africa over the Ebola outbreak for fear of angering local governments and interfering with the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.
Apollo 11 and Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been enlisting the help of famous scientist Stephen Hawking, actress Marily Monroe, Albert Einstein’s birthday, Pi Day, landmark Stonehenge and other iconic entities in a series of social media posts promoting his plan for NASA to make a space voyage to the red planet, Mars.
President Obama said that some of members of Congress who oppose actions on climate change are “shills for the oil companies or the fossil fuel industry” in an interview with VICE released on Monday. When asked why there was resistance to
From our perspective here in the early 22nd century, we might wish Google co-founder Larry Page a happy 142nd birthday—wherever the controversial digital-medical visionary might be located.
Ongoing studies show that conservatives tend to be happier than liberals. But the authors of a new study dispute that. They say conservatives are just a bit delusional about their own happiness. Their study says the crinkliness of conservative eyes, or the lack thereof, gives the happiness game away to the left.