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

Marshall Barnes5 days ago
Paul Sutter (the "Spaceman") Makes My Points For Me: Why Most Physicists Know Nothing About True Time Travel Science
I think we could all agree that if someone is going to speak or write on something, then they should at least know what they're talking about, right? Well, a couple of months ago, I wrote piece for Fu...
Silver Is a Girl's Best Friend?
Silver has long been valued as a precious metal, and it has been used in currency throughout many civilizations in the past and present. It has the highest conductivity of electricity and heat and the...
Jacob Holcomb10 days ago
Time Travel: A Primer for the 4th Dimension
Time travel has been a dream of science fiction writers for at least a hundred years. In 1889, Mark Twain wrote A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, a story about a contemporary (19th Century)...
Alan Kotok12 days ago
One Blood Test Fits All Diseases
Imagine giving a small blood sample to test for the presence of disease. You're probably saying, "Big deal — Don't we already have that?" and you would be right. But now imagine giving a blood sample ...
RATIONAL THINKER19 days ago
The Elephant Man Clinical Trial: Part Two
Dr. Ganesh Suntharalingam was called in when his colleague explained the situation to him. Rob: "They had the mask tightly on our faces because the blood and fluids were leaking into our lungs." They ...
RATIONAL THINKER19 days ago
The Elephant Man Clinical Trial: Part One
In 2006, when eight men checked into the Northwick General Hospital in London for taking part in a clinical trial for a new drug, they never thought they would be fighting for their lives. The trial w...
Kryptos Journal20 days ago
Tracking HIV: The Spread and Origin
HIV and AIDs is by far the worst epidemic we’ve seen in the 21st century. Approximately 1 in 4 people are infected and many cultures are affected without the healthcare to prevent or care for the peop...
RATIONAL THINKER21 days ago
Are We Going to Cure Cancer with CRISPR?
Remember GATTACA, the movie featuring Ethan Hawke living in a world where the genetics of people are improved because they use biometrics to help edit the genes of those subjected to disorders? The ma...
Tach One Is the Speed of Light
Conventional wisdom on Earth currently views the ultimate speed at which objects can travel to be the speed of light. This was explained by Albert Einstein in his theory of relativity.
Thomas Ralpha month ago
Faeces, Waste or Fuel?
Ever since the dawn of motorised transportation and electricity in our homes, man has wondered if there could be a more renewable manner of running these fossil fuel dependent machines. As time moved ...
Sydney Andrewsa month ago
The Science of Zombies
When we think of zombies, we typically think of the dead crawling out of their graves and eating brains. This is not the case when it comes to "reality." With mutations and the world of disease and in...
Paul Zunigaa month ago
Ever Wonder Why The T-Rex Couldn't Catch Claire In 'Jurassic World'? Science Just Explained Why
It's been over two years since Jurassic World hit theaters, and fan interest in the property is already aimed at the upcoming sequel, but certain aspects of Jurassic World are still under scrutiny by ...
daniel morris2 months ago
Stellar Cruise Part 5
When things finally come to a head, will the passengers and crew be ready... The Zala’s senior staff met every ship’s morning in the main conference room behind the bridge. The room was dominated by a...
Tom Chapman2 months ago
On Your Marks, Get Rex, Go: Science Finally Answers If You Could Outrun A T-Rex
We all know that Jurassic Park could never happen (more's the pity), and unless you are Dr. Ross Geller from Friends, the fact that the dinosaurs don't look enough like birds and the Velociraptors are...
Angel Henschel2 months ago
How Jurassic Park Screwed Up
Everyone and their mother is familiar with the movie Jurassic Park. It has a massive fan base-- and for good reason! It's a fantastic *fictional* film. Emphasis on the fictional. Why? Well I'm glad yo...
Anna Black2 months ago
The Emergence of the 'Superbugs'
The name 'superbug' is a bit of a contradiction in itself. 'Super' is often used with a positive tone, implying that something is great or serves an important purpose. Superman is known for his heroic...
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. Williams2 months 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...