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How Will The World End? An Infographical Guide To Every Potential Apocalypse

The apocalypse is coming. We don't know what it will be, we don't know when it will happen, but we do know that the idea that humans...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 05 January 2015 - 11:10AM

Neuroscientists Diagnose the Brain Condition of Pop Culture Zombies

Following the success of works like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, and World War Z, zombies have seen something of a renaissance in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 12:34PM

Scientists Study Heart Disease in the 24th Century by Watching Star Trek

If only Jordan Hoffman had known when he re-watched and ranked all 700 episodes of Star Trek that he could have gotten a legitimate...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:43PM

Court Declares Orangutan a 'Non-Human Person'

An Argentinian court has just expanded the legal definition of personhood, as they have declared a captive orangutan to be a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 3:03PM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2014

DNA survives re-entry into Earth's atmosphere   [Credit: NASA]   NASA recently found that DNA coated onto the exterior of a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 2:46PM

Can Physics, Biology, and Art Be Unified Under One Mathematical Constant?

The golden ratio, extracted from the infamous Fibonacci sequence, has been theorized to be a "cosmic constant," or a mathematical...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 10:53AM

Scientists Ask Citizens to Hunt the Higgs Boson - Find Out How You Can Help

You can now help physicists hunt for the Higgs boson, as CERN has begun a citizen science project called Higgs Hunters. We finally...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 - 2:47PM

#RealJurassicParkProblems: The Real Obstacles Towards Building a Jurassic World

The first trailer for Jurassic World came out today, but before we've seen enough of the new movie to complain about inconsistencies...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 1:33PM

Dark Energy May Be Devouring All the Dark Matter in the Universe

We've never been able to confirm a direct observation of dark matter, but someday it may be a moot point, as a new study shows that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 November 2014 - 12:09PM

The Real Jurassic Park: Scientists Attempt to Clone a 40,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth

We haven't figured out a way to clone dinosaurs yet (and would we really want to?), but we may be able to clone another prehistoric...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 2:16PM

Infographic: The Insignificance of Humanity in the History of Time

Human history feels like a very long time to us, but in reality, our existence is a mere speck in the lifespan of the universe. So...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 1:48PM

Crystallizing Cancer Drugs Look Like Beautiful Spaceship Battles

X-Ray crystallography is essential for the development of specific drug therapies for various diseases, as the structure of the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 2:17PM

Physicist Provides Scientific Explanation for Why No One Can Lift Thor's Hammer

In the recently released Avengers: Age of Ultron footage that premiered during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers step up one by one...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 2:13PM

Rosetta's Philae Lander Is the First Spacecraft to Land on a Comet

Raucous cheers broke out at the European Space Agency when they received confirmation at 11:03 am that the Rosetta Philae lander...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 11:06AM

We May Not Have Discovered the Higgs Boson After All

When CERN scientists discovered a particle that was experimentally proven to be the elusive Higgs boson, it was touted as one of the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 November 2014 - 2:00PM

Why Getting Rescued By The Flash Would Probably Kill You

Physics is a pesky thing in comics. Superheroes are usually breaking the laws of physics by definition, but we still demand some kind...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 November 2014 - 10:44AM

Scientists Claim They've Found a Way to Reverse the Aging Process

We're going to live forever, like in Fame. Wait, that's not a sci-fi movie, like in- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 - 1:21PM

New Study Claims There Is One Past and Two Futures

Why does time tend to move forward rather than backwards, or in both directions simultaneously? A new study from a trio of physicists...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 03 November 2014 - 12:22PM

Scientists Predict Teleportation and Time Travel Will Happen Within Children's Lifetimes

At the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, in which aspiring young scientists compare their predictions for the future of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 2:23PM

The Cause of the Interstellar Famine, and Why It Could Happen in Real Life

In the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Interstellar, astronauts travel through a wormhole in order to find another habitable planet,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 5:38PM