This Girl Thought We Lived 'Inside' Earth, And 2018 Is Now Canceled
She was today-years-old when she found out the truth.
To Slow Down Climate Change, We Need To Take On Capitalism
As we head for the edge of a climate change cliff, neoliberal market capitalism is chewing up the biosphere and the lives of everyone in it. But it’s not too late to act.
The Universal Definition Of The Kilogram Is About To Change. Here's What You Need To Know.
Our current kilogram prototype is kept under a glass cloche in a Parisian basement.
How To Tell If Your Symptoms Are The Flu Or Just A Cold
The flu and the common cold are nasty respiratory illnesses with some similar symptoms. Here’s how to tell the difference.
This Leading Coral Reef Research Centre Has Been Turned Down For Future Funding And Scientists Are Confused
The IPCC report said that if global surface temperatures rise 2 degrees Celsius, “virtually all” coral reefs will be lost.
This Scientist Used Live Viruses To Save A Woman's Life From A Superbug Infection
Once dismissed as fringe, phage therapy is gaining traction as a last resort when antibiotics fail. It's the subject of a new episode of the Netflix docuseries Follow This.
164 People Are Sick And 1 Is Dead Due To A Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Raw Turkey
Health officials are warning consumers about an ongoing, multistate outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella infections linked to raw turkey, just weeks before Thanksgiving.
At Least Six Scientists And Engineers Who Ran For Congress Won In The Midterms
Congress picked up some winners with science backgrounds on Tuesday night.
1,600 Scientists Just Signed A Letter Opposing A Legal Definition Of A Gender Binary
The open letter says that any attempt to define gender based on a person’s anatomy at birth or their genes is not grounded in science.
Newark Is Warning Its Residents About Lead In Its Drinking Water
The city is distributing filters to residents and offering free lead tests.
$4.2 Million In Research Grants Has Been Blocked By The Government And Academics Are Pissed
"This is political correctness gone mad by an out of touch government, which is pandering to its knuckle-dragging and right wing philistines," Labor senator Kim Carr said.
No Goop, Jade Vaginal Eggs Are Probably Not A "Strictly-Guarded Secret" From Ancient China
This represents another blow to Goop's most controversial product.
ER Patients Were Injected With Ketamine As Part Of A Clinical Study Without Their Consent
Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis conducted studies using psychoactive drugs on “agitated” patients without their consent.
Trump Tweeted Out A Map Of Air Pollution. Here’s What’s Wrong With It.
There are a few things wrong with the president’s claim that the US has the “Cleanest Air in the World — BY FAR!”
A Child Just Died From The Flu In Florida, The First In The State This Season
The child, who had not been vaccinated, tested positive for influenza B. Health officials are urging people to get the seasonal flu vaccine.
HPV Vaccine Gardasil Is Now Approved For Adults Ages 27 To 45
The FDA approved the expanded use of Gardasil 9, which protects against many types of HPV that cause cancer, to include adults ages 27 to 45.
If You're Smarter Than All Your Friends You'll Get 12/15 On This Quiz
We both know you're a genius but do they?
Sexual Assault And Harassment Can Impact The Physical Health Of Midlife Women, A Study Finds
Middle-aged women with a history of sexual assault or harassment have a higher risk of hypertension, insomnia, and depressive symptoms, according to new research.
Zombie Creatures Exist And Nature Is A Terrifying
Warning: This might not be the post for you if you're afraid of bugs!
The Trump Administration Just Quietly Adopted An “Open Science” Policy That Limits Conservation Science
The order calls for “the best available science.” Critics say it does the opposite.
The FDA Made A Surprise Visit To Juul Labs, Seizing “Over A Thousand Pages Of Documents”
The federal agency obtained documents related to the marketing of Juul during an inspection at the e-cigarette manufacturer’s headquarters last week.
Here's Why You Absolutely Need To Get A Flu Shot This Year, According To Experts
All of your flu shot questions, answered.
Three Scientists Have Won The Nobel Prize In Physics For Manipulating Light
Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland invented optical tweezers and pulsed laser beams. It's been 55 years since a woman won the Physics Nobel.
A Scientist Asked What You Would Do With Your Last 30 Days On Earth, And People Had Jokes
"Probably still Netflix."
Drugs, Alcohol, And Suicide Are Driving A Decline In Life Span In The US, CDC Says
Life expectancy in the US declined from 2015 to 2016 and more young people are dying from overdoses and suicide, according to a new report.
4 Organ Recipients Got Cancer From 1 Donor In A Rare And "Extraordinary" Case
An organ donor had cancer cells in her body that were accidentally transmitted to four transplant recipients. Three died from the disease.
Baby Walkers Are So Dangerous They Need To Be Banned, According To Pediatricians
Thousands of children go to the ER each year with head and neck injuries related to baby walkers, usually after falling down stairs.
A 10-Year-Old Boy Survived After A Metal Skewer Went Through His Skull
In a freak accident, Xavier Cunningham fell out of a treehouse face-first onto a meat skewer. Somewhat miraculously, he is expected to make a full recovery.
Multiple International Flights Were Quarantined In The US. Here's What Happened.
Health officials are concerned about more serious respiratory viruses, such as MERS-CoV, and quarantined the planes as a cautionary measure.
Australia's Had Six Science Ministers Since 2014. And None Of Them Held The Job For More Than 11 Months.
This is no good at all.
Flavored E-Cigarettes May Be Banned As The FDA Cracks Down On A Teen "Epidemic" Of E-Cigarette Use
The FDA sent warnings to 1,300 retailers and demanded that five manufacturers of e-cigarettes, including Juul Labs, prove they can curb youth use.
Three-Quarters Of Australians Are Now Worried About Climate Change
More Australians are turning towards renewables and believe climate change needs to be addressed.
If You Can Put Off Eating A Marshmallow, You'll Be More Successful, According To New Research
There is still a lack of consensus over the relationship between delayed gratification and future success.
This Common Antidepressant Could Be Contributing To Antibiotic Resistance
But it's no reason to stop taking your meds.
After Taking An Antibiotic, This Woman Developed A Severe Case Of “Black Hairy Tongue”
Black hairy tongue is a real condition, and fortunately, it’s reversible. Here’s what you need to know.
We're Starting To Learn Some Incredible Things About Hypnosis
About 15% of the population is way more hypnotisable than everybody else.
The Feds Say Safe Injection Sites Are Illegal. Here Are All The Places Considering Them Anyway.
The new Netflix docuseries Follow This focuses one episode on the controversial fight to open the first “safe injection site” in the US.
A Flight From Dubai Carrying Dozens Of Sick Passengers Was Quarantined In New York
Dozens of passengers on an Emirates airline flight reported having fevers and coughing, and at least 10 were taken to the hospital after the plane landed.
Personality Is Really Complex, So What's The Best Way To Measure It?
There's a big interesting history behind these tests.
Here's Why We Need To Get Better At Measuring Sexual Satisfaction
This is a really important and tricky thing to gauge.
If You Can Get 5/6 Questions Right You're Smarter Than A Fifth Grader
Are we sure that fifth graders know the answers to these?
23 Badass Women In STEM They Should Teach You About In School
Here is all the evidence you need that women in STEM are the greatest.
Here's Why We Need To Rethink Everything We Know About The Stanford Prison Experiment
This could have huge implications for social psychology.
An Outbreak Of Salmonella Linked To Kosher Chicken Has Killed One, Sickened 17
The outbreak has affected people in four states. It’s linked to raw chicken from Empire Kosher Poultry brand.