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

Giant Space Cigar: New Observations Show Weird Interstellar Asteroid is 'like Nothing Seen Before'
A few weeks ago, something surprising happened when astronomers noticed an odd object moving quickly through the Solar System. Being on a large looping trajectory, it was first thought to be a previou...
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Dr. Williams8 days ago
Common Ground
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for nations to come together for the common good of humanity. When over sixteen thousand scientists recently agreed on one aspect of the future...
Kader Folles11 days ago
The Ocean Is Important. How Important?
Without the ocean, we simply wouldn't survive! We ALL rely on it, even those who live miles away from the shore. The ocean covers nearly three-quarters of the earth's surface and holds 97% of the plan...
Marshall Barnes17 days ago
Time Travel To The Past Is Almost Here...
"What?!", you may be asking yourself from reading the headline. "Time travel to the past — almost here?! Why haven't I heard about this before?". Well, like they say — there's a first time for everyth...
Clare Woodford21 days ago
Climate Change
You’ve probably heard climate change at some point or another, whether it’s someone claiming it’s a hoax, or a scientist rambling about the importance of us changing the way we live. To understand cli...
Liza Sagutoa month ago
Crowdfunding Science
Scientific discovery has always required extensive resources and large purse strings. But with decreasing sources of funding, getting a project off the ground can be daunting. Grants often require som...
John Nika month ago
Meeting Development Goals with Natural Gas
Bold action is needed to change the world. Solutions to energy poverty are often constrained to small-scale concerns such as cooking fuel and household lighting. These approaches, however, are not dar...
Allie Hoa month ago
The Link Between Wildfires and Hurricanes
“Just because there's a wildfire or hurricane doesn’t mean it was because of global warming and climate change,” my father says as we stare at the red sun through the smog-covered sky. “Why can’t it b...
Facts About Nuclear Fallout
In the event of nuclear fallout, here are some facts you may find useful.
Marshall Barnes2 months ago
Why Those 2 Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Wasting Their Time & Money
Beginning 'round the time that Tad Friend, over at The New Yorker, published his October 10, 2016 article on Y Combinator founder, Sam Altman, the rumors flew far and fast concerning an odd footnote h...
Kathryn Barnsley2 months 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 Roustan3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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. Wilke3 months 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 Hatanaka3 months 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 McDaniel3 months 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...