science

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

Kathryn Barnsley11 days ago
Did Jurassic Park Teach the Scientists of Today Anything?
We have all watched the popular science fiction, adventure film Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton and making $1.029 bi...
Where the Body Ends and the Self Begins
In a few months we will be able to see the first human head transplant. After years of preparation and planning, surgeons hope that the procedure, successful or not, will lead to new treatments for th...
Pierre Roustan20 days ago
4 Inconvenient Truths About the Earth's Environment That May Freak You Out
Anyone who thinks viral news is nothing more than sensationalist might not get the entire truth, although there are some posers out there speculating about everything from the latest meteor heading to...
pionic 25 days ago
Are There Wormholes at the Black Holes' Core?
What happens when you remove the singularity from a black hole? A wormhole might appear right in the center of it. Can you go through, can we travel through time? Nobody knows for sure, but in case yo...
pionic a month ago
Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World?
Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for paradoxical thought experiments and provoking the ...
C. A. Wilkea month ago
Catching 40 Billion Winks
Humanity’s first trip to a distant star is likely to be boring. I’m not talking I’m-so-bored-I-can’t-find-anything-to-watch-on-237-cable-channels-or-Netflix kind of bored. I mean stuck-in-a-doctor’s-o...
John Hatanakaa month ago
Entropy
I think in today's society we can look into the world and see ourselves as separate beings, but this is largely a fallacy I believe. More and more I see the connection we all have with one another. It...
Sarah McDaniela month ago
Top Alternate Universe Theories
For the longest time, alternate universes were just used as an excuse to have a new character, a weird plot line, or just a cool story in media. If you're like me, you've probably wondered what life w...
Kevin McClintocka month ago
Unnatural Philosophy?
Thank goodness today's natural philosophers have their fancy tools at hand when it comes to proving their theories and letting us know just what's what. Imagine the embarrassment of say, Aristotle, we...
C. A. Wilkea month ago
On-Demand Spaceship Parts from Pink Goop?
One of the most fascinating technologies to be birthed out of the turn of the millennium is additive, or 3D, printing. And like many other scientific discoveries and inventions, it doesn’t take a ton ...
Sarah McDaniela month ago
What is Consciousness?
Perhaps one of the strangest mysteries of the universe is the question of how we became cognizant creatures. Being conscious is one of the bare-bone requirements of being alive, and yet, we still don'...
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sharan ra month ago
Nanotechnology
"Why can't we write all the 24 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica on the head of a pin?" This question raised by the great scientist Richard Feynman became the cradle for a revolutionary idea — th...
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sharan r2 months ago
India in Space
Their beginning was humble, and they had no achievements to boast about. Not even a good laboratory . But, this dream team, had a great vision for India. On 21st November 1963, they created history by...
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Arthur M.2 months ago
Origin of Life
When I was just a little kid, I was convinced that life popped up from just about anything, especially things that were rotting. It wasn't long before a discarded apple core turned into a cloud of tin...
Reid Moore2 months ago
Doomsday Asteroid 2012 TC4: What NASA Isn't Telling Us
On October 12, 2017, Asteroid 2012 TC4 will make a near-Earth orbital pass and, according to NASA, it could come as close as 4,200 miles. Why is that worrisome? Because, most satellites circle the Earth at a much further distance (usually in a geo-stationary orbit of 24,000 miles) reaching a higher orbit than this potentially Doomsday asteroid, which is estimated as being as much as 100 feet (or 30 meters) long.
Ancient Waterworld? New Evidence That Venus May Have Once Had Oceans
Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system where the temperature at the surface can melt lead and the atmospheric pressure is crushing. It is not a world where scientists expect ...
Yvonne Glasgow2 months ago
Why Are Our Bees Dying And What Can You Do About It?
In the span from April 2015 to April 2016 the United States lost 44 percent of its honey bee colonies, so close to half that it should be frightening to anyone reading this. It’s not just the honey be...
Intelligence: Reshaping The Human Brain
The brain is the very center of our humanity, personality, and sense of being, yet we know almost nothing about its massive complexity. With the help of advanced technology, scientists have been able ...