Sunday, March 26, 2017

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New...

Upon entering a classroom or office for the first time, I frequently take more than a few seconds to place my book bag on the floor. I do this to give the occupants of...

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University archaeologists are at the helm of new research using sophisticated computer technology to learn how past societies responded to climate change. Their work, which links ancient climate...

For many, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Families and friends come together and enjoy food, good cheer – and, often, alcohol. Commercially speaking, alcohol and the holidays seem to...

MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. If you're thinking about taking up running as your New...

Truth seems to be an increasingly flexible concept in politics. At least that’s the impression the Oxford English Dictionary gave recently, as it declared “post-truth” the 2016 Word of the Year. What happens when...

Time flows, time flies, time stands still. All these expressions show just how highly variable, depending on multiple factors, our perception of the passage of time can be. How is this subjective experience embodied...
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Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic...

They Just Increase The Amount of Poison We’re Exposed To The controversy over genetically modified crops has focused on whether or not they were safe to eat. We have to ask ourselves what was the...

Most of us considered microbes little more than nasty germs before science recently began turning our view of the microbial world on its head. A “microbe” is a bacterium and any other organism too...
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FutureLearn.com offers a variety of free courses in beginner languages, science basics and advanced, plus general education courses.  Subscribers can learn on the go through mobile technology or through standard desktop learning.  The beauty...

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of...