iOS app Android app

Science News

Action Movies Have Weird Effect On Your Eating, New Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.01.2014 | Science

Are thrillers making us fat? One thing's for certain -- new research shows that the snack bowl sees a lot more action when TV viewers watch action...

Stephen Hawking Takes Ice Bucket Challenge On His Own Terms

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

Since Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at age 21, no fundraising effort to benefit research for the disease has reached the grand scale of the r...

This Week in Science: Quantum Jitters, a Peanut Allergy Cure, and the Mites on Your Face

World Science Festival | Posted 10.29.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Scientists turned a mouse's bad memories into happy ones with a pulse of light, and cured other mice of peanut allergies by dosing them with Clostridium bacteria.

WATCH: Cute Kids Try Not To Let Pterosaur Names 'Ptrip' Them Up

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Science

Who needs "she sells sea shells" when you have pterosaur names to twist your tongue? Watch these cute kids take a shot at the pronounciations of th...

This Week in Science: Space Plankton, Life Under Ice, and Big City Spiders

World Science Festival | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

More and more parents are refusing vitamin K shots for newborns due to anti-vaccination fears, placing babies at risk for severe brain and intestinal bleeding.

It's OK To Pee In The Ocean (Like You Were Gonna Stop)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science

Feel guilty about going wee in the sea? Don't! As a fun new video from the American Chemical Society explains, "It's absolutely OK to go in the ocean....

This Week in Science: Stardust Hitchhikers, Butterfly-headed Pterosaurs, and a Robot Swarm

World Science Festival | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

Student Loan and Mortgage Loan Debt: A Public Health Crisis?

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

Recent research about student loans and mortgages raises the question of whether having too much debt can make you sick. Survey results are particularly troubling because they suggest that it is the debt itself -- not the burden of repayment.

This Week In Science: Rosetta's Comet Rendezvous, a Neanderthal Pigeon BBQ and Zombie Stars

World Science Festival | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

This Week in Science: Quantum Cheshire Cats, a Loving Octomom and a Lemon-Shaped Moon

World Science Festival | Posted 10.01.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

This Week In Science: Snipping Out HIV, Gas-Guzzling Lobster and Expensive Old Poop

World Science Festival | Posted 09.24.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Dogs show signs of jealousy when their owners ignore them and pay attention to stuffed animals instead.

This Week in Science: Double-Scoop Comet, Laser-Crushed Diamonds and J.Lo's Mite

World Science Festival | Posted 09.17.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Newly discovered water mite Litarachna lopezae, which dwells in a coral reef off the coast of Puerto Rico, was named in honor of pop star Jennifer Lopez.

Lawmakers Condemn 'Dangerous Pattern' Of Safety Lapses Following CDC Anthrax Scare

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday there was evidence of a "dangerous pattern" of safety...

This Week In Science: Photosynthesis Pics, Inconvenient Chickens, and Faraway Stars

World Science Festival | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Scientists captured the first microscopic images of photosynthesis in action, showing a clump of proteins called photosystem II splitting water molecules into electrons, protons, and oxygen.

This Week In Science: Neanderthal Poop, World Cup in Orbit, and Webcam Eaglets in Peril

World Science Festival | Posted 08.27.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

A 50,000-year-old sample of Neanderthal poop showed that the paleo diet of these early humanoids included vegetables along with meat.

This Week In Science: Bionic Pancreas, The Smell of Titan, and a Friendly Brown Bear Pair

World Science Festival | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

While previous observations of bear fellatio were chalked up to the animals living in stressful conditions, this was the first example of bears in proper conditions just wanting to have fun.

This Week In Science: An Older Earth, a Turing Test, and Anxious Crayfish

World Science Festival | Posted 08.13.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Some researchers said a computer chat program called Eugene Goostman may have been the first to pass the Turing Test after convincing a few human judges it was a 13 year old Ukranian boy... but other experts are skeptical.

WATCH: Cute Sea Slug Is Only Cute Until It Eats You

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green

There is no honor among thieves. Nor is there among nudibranches, apparently. It might not look like it in this video, but those two are cousin...

This Week In Science: A New Meteor Shower, Alien Jellies and Running Mice

World Science Festival | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Earth awaited the arrival of a brand-new meteor shower, the Camelopardalids. California's record droughts turn out to have one silver lining: cleaner water at beaches.

The Science Citation Index: A Transformative Information Resource Turns 50

Christopher King | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
Christopher King

In an age when all the world's knowledge seems to be at one's fingertips, it might be difficult to envision a bygone era when retrieving information meant a slow, laborious, manual slog through printed materials. For scientists and scholars in the 1950s, the task was especially arduous.

This Week In Science: Antarctica Ice Collapse, the Oldest Sperm, and a Lone Wolf In Love

World Science Festival | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

The West Antarctica ice sheet has already started to collapse, which makes scientists think that a global sea level rise of 10 feet or more is inevitable in coming centuries.

This Week In Science: 6-Letter DNA, Flipping Spiders, and Mars Missiles

World Science Festival | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Researchers discovered ancient rock lines carved in 300 B.C. Peru marking the sites of ancient fairgrounds, a spider in the Sahara desert that somersaults away from predators, and a long-nosed dinosaur dubbed Qianzhousaurus sinensis (but nicknamed "Pinocchio Rex").

This Week In Science: Man-Fearing Lab Mice, Printed Teddy Bears And An Exploding Whale

World Science Festival | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

A Disney-financed soft 3D printer can automatically make teddy bears out of felted yarn. Meanwhile, praying mantises donned tiny 3D glasses so scientists could study their vision.

WATCH: Here's A Cool Trick To Help You See Without Your Glasses

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

Envision this: You're in a dark restaurant and you forget your glasses. The menu is so blurry, you might as well be reading it underwater. No probl...

WATCH: This Cannon Will Make You Say Bye-Bye To Happy Hour

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.23.2014 | Science

Cannonballs can launch at about 250 meters per second, so a pyramid of cocktail drinks positioned just paces away from a cannon's mouth won't put up m...