science

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

Crow Zing a year ago
How a Bacteria Might've Wiped out the Entire Population of Mexico
So I read an article a while ago which interested me immensely, and this article was about how a bacteria in the sixteenth century might've wiped out 80 percent of Mexico's population, for comparison,...
For Every Human in the United States
I’ve come to the conclusion that climate change happens all over the planet, not just at home in the United States. The Australian Great Barrier reef is constantly affected by climate problems. The Go...
Soil Destruction
Soil degradation means that soil is not being used to its fullest potential for agricultural use. (Source) This is because soil degradation is becoming a massive problem on this planet. The soil is a ...
Groundwater Depletion
Groundwater depletion is a growing problem on this planet today. It comes from, as usual, humans overusing their ability to draw groundwater out of our environment. Surface water is not always easily ...
Wildlife Goes Extinct on Our Planet
Earth has had multiple mass extinctions. It will keep happening as a natural evolutionary cycle or perhaps because of the activities of man. The Endangered Species Act was set up in 1973 to save us fr...
Kristin Wilsona year ago
11 Little Known Facts About Nikola Tesla
Undoubtedly the Most Underrated, Under Acknowledged Man of His Time
Biodegradable Plastics Currently Available
Apparently, there already are two different types of biodegradable plastic on the market that we need to start introducing into manufacturing. These are known as oxo-biodegradable, (oxygen) and hydro-...
Climate Change Evidence
Denial is not just a dried up river in Africa. Earth has cooling periods also known as Ice Ages and warming periods, such as the global warming that occurs in 2018. There is much evidence of the exist...
Kristin Wilsona year ago
11 Things You May Not Know About Albert Einstein
Some not-so-known facts about the greatest genius of his time.
What Air Pollutants Do to a City
Air pollution does a lot of harm to city infrastructure all across the United States. Air pollution exists in an invisible state that not everybody can see. But it certainly affects your breathing. Ac...
Eoin Blacka year ago
5 Hormones You Probably Never Knew You Had
Okay so we've all heard of hormones and, if like me you managed to survive your teenage years, you probably have a fair idea what they can do to your body (and your mood). Teenage girls becoming moody...
Toxicity and What It Does to the Body
Toxic leaks from landfills seep into our groundwater all the time. Imagine all that plastic just not biodegrading at all, staying put in that landfill for all time. We have access to many a lethal che...
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 Simonsa year 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 Mitchella year 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 Novisa year 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 Sundaya year 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 a year 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...