science

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

Alice 7 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 McDaniel7 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-Paez8 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 White8 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 Marullo8 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 Barnes8 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-Paez8 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-Paez8 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-Paez9 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 Copeland9 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 Gilmour9 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 Spittle9 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...
Rich Monetti10 months ago
At Northern Westchester Hospital, the Future Is Now for the Gamma Knife
Imagine if there was a better way to address an inoperable brain tumor than dousing the entire organ with multiple radiation treatments. What if doctors could concentrate an array of radiation beams t...
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Amelia Schaefer10 months ago
Why You Should LOVE the Ocean
Picture this: your toes in the sand, the sun on your face, an icy drink in your hand, and the ocean as far as you can see. What's better than that? Nothing much, especially if you're from the Midwest ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
Telepathy
Telepathy The psychic faculty of telepathy occurs when one person tries mind-to-mind communication on another person. Telepathy is a mental realm exclusively, and is a form of non-physical communicati...
Marshall Barnes10 months 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...
Francesca Lovett10 months ago
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...