science

Topics and developments in science and medicine, presented by Futurism.

How Deep Is Deep
We’ve all heard about leagues under the sea and how deep the Marianna’s Trench is; but have you ever stopped and thought how we developed our understanding of how to actually measure the depths? Measu...
Nina Simons5 days ago
DNA Testing—8 Things You Should Know
The discovery of DNA structure (along with technology improvements), made possible for us, without even seeing a doctor, to analyze our DNA and find out a lot about ourselves. Being a carrier of genet...
Grace Mitchell6 days ago
Afterimages
Everyone has experienced an afterimage at some point in their life. Yet, most people don’t realize what they are. An afterimage is a faded illusion of an object continued to be seen for a brief moment...
Corlett Novis12 days ago
Building Silicon Brains
What does the future look like to you? Perhaps you see quantum computing as the next big leap or envision a future powered by cold fusion. Maybe you think Artificial Intelligence will be the biggest g...
Lady Sunday20 days ago
Strange Sounds: 'Frost Quakes'
What is that strange sound outside? During the summer of 2009, myself and an old friend heard strange sounds at night in Niagara Falls, NY. At the time I was living in a small trailer park, with my tw...
Alice 2 months ago
Protein Production in a Cell
Protein is required for an animal cell to perform activities necessary for its survival. Though protein is made by the ribosome (an organelle), many other organelles (specialized cell parts that perfo...
Sarah McDaniel2 months ago
False Vacuum Theory
Coming to the realization that there just might be a "start over" button for the entire universe can be pretty unnerving... not knowing for sure whether the physics we use in our world today are legit...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
How Psychic Ability Can Be Used in Archaeology
Debunkers would call psychic archaeology a fraud, but as I have an interest in the field of archaeology in general, I want to explore how my abilities can help me as an archaeologist. Archaeology is a...
Oliver White3 months ago
Fusion With Our Past
Fusion energy has been known as the gateway to our civilization's future. Fusion reactions yield the largest amount of energy per unit of mass than any other reaction that we know of, and it is in our...
Chiara Marullo3 months ago
Discuss and Evaluate the Influence of Hormones on Psychology and Behaviour
Hormones are organic chemicals which arise in the body and are connected with behaviour, mood and development, helping to maintain homeostasis. They are produced and released by specialized glands cal...
Marshall Barnes3 months ago
Stephen W. Hawking: Death of the Greatest Myth in the History of Physics
A little over four years ago, Time magazine published, "Hawking: Is He All He's Cracked Up To Be?" Key quotes from the first few paragraphs:"But it’s the discoveries that really catapulted Hawking into the pantheon of physics greatness, right? Trapped in an increasingly useless body, he could, as Caltech physicist Kip Thorne says in the film 'move at lightning speed through the universe, seeing things nobody else could see.' He is, as most of us know, the greatest physicist since Einstein. Excep...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
The Scientific Method Vs. Pseudoscience in Archaeology
Real science demands inquiry, skepticism, and ability to prove theories using a hypothesis. Believing in pseudoscience can cause great harm to the mind. There is much logic used in the acquirement and...
Are Humans A Virus On The Planet?
Out of every living organism on Earth, humans identify the closest with a virus. We expand uncontrollably, we destroy our host (our host being Earth,) and we have no stable means of not eradicating ou...
Iria Vasquez-Paez4 months ago
Occam’s Razor
Occam’s razor is a term attributed to William of Ockham (1287-1347), an English Franciscan friar, philosopher and early scientist, who took a vow of poverty, and who helped come up with a concept that...
Iria Vasquez-Paez4 months ago
We Earth Humans Are Polymorphic
By polymorphic, this means that we can all look different from one another. We even look different from our parents or like a combination of both parents. Unless we are twins, we all have genetic vari...
Jacob Copeland4 months ago
Science, Religion, and Our Future
One thing I find in great abundance while observing the behaviors and beliefs of my fellow people is an utter lack of realization that we are a kind of ape, "monkey" if you wish to speak in modern sla...
Rebekah Gilmour4 months ago
Nature vs Nurture - Can Our Personality Traits Be Reversed?
Over the last few days, I have been perplexed by a simple question. A question which became two questions, a downward spiral of questions— and then a migraine. How did I become this person? Is it some...
Michelle Spittle4 months ago
Are the Mayan’s Correct? Are We Heading for an Environmental Catastrophe?
The world is heading for an environmental catastrophe. This essay will focus on the belief of some leading scientists and environmentalists that we are in the process of a sixth mass extinction due to...