science

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

Sarah McDaniel5 months 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 r5 months 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 r5 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.6 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 Moore6 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 Glasgow6 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 ...
RJ Plant6 months ago
New Human
Genetic manipulation is always an interesting topic. From synthesizing chromosomes and basic organisms to creating chimera and plain not-so-old fashioned gene therapy, biomolecular science has made si...
Eliander Black6 months ago
Meet the Sea Scorpion
Deep beneath the Devonian ocean lurked the largest arthropod to have ever lived: the eurypterid. Sporting a javelin lancet serrated with venom teeth tipping a heavily armored tail, the enormous sea sc...
Rebecca Sharrock6 months ago
What Exactly is the Point of HSAM Research?
In the year 2000, a woman named Jill Price approached Dr. James McGaugh at the University of California, Irvine. She expressed that she had an unusual memory in which she would involuntarily relive he...
What Are These Weird Radio Signals From a Nearby Red Dwarf Star?
Astronomers are continuing to monitor a nearby red dwarf star after detecting unusual radio signals apparently coming from the star. It is hoped that additional observations will help to determine the...
Ana Maria6 months ago
I Am Not Smart Enough to Enter Mensa, But I Can Prove They Are Stupid
First, I have to define some terms, to be able to prove my point. I need to explain stupid, Mensa (and how to enter), IQ, and what IQ tests ignore. I defined stupid as one’s ability to know something ...
John Tuttle6 months ago
The White Hole—The Black Hole's Opposite
Humanity has always desired to learn more about its surroundings and tried to satisfy its curiosity. Particularly in the modern and ever-evolving age of ingenuity, human beings are constantly striving...
Pierre Roustan6 months ago
Top 3 Environmental Stories That Will Wow You
Definitely not dull. And in some cases, rather disturbing, some of these stories you'll read. Sometimes we take planet Earth for granted, but these stories are the reason why that's a massive mistake....
Alex Bernier6 months ago
Medical Paternalism And Me
Mount Vernon, Virginia December 12th, 1799 Cold air proclaims winter's arrival at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The President returns home drenched in the late afternoon, his hair covered i...
Madeline Basirico6 months ago
Scientific Inaccuracies in 'Star Wars'
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, the Star Wars franchise was born. The popular movies have been a hit since their creation in 1977. The series is widely known as the epitome of the science f...