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

Crow Zing 9 months 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 Journal10 months 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...
Crow Zing 10 months 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 Ralph10 months 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 Andrews10 months 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 Zuniga10 months 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 morris10 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 Chapman10 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...
Anna Blacka year 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. Williamsa year 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 Follesa year 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 Barnesa year 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 Woodforda year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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...