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What’s the deal with Climate Change?

What’s the deal with Climate Change?

The latest IPCC report just came out last month, and it does not bode well for the future of our planet. In light of this, why do so many people actively deny global warming and what can we do about it?

Tardigrades: Nature’s most extreme survivors

Tardigrades: Nature’s most extreme survivors

Waterbears have survived 5 mass extinction events on earth and don’t seem to be going anywhere soon. How do they survive and what does that mean for humans?

A Nutritious Diet: Not What the Doctor Ordered?

A Nutritious Diet: Not What the Doctor Ordered?

Approximately 1 out of 5 deaths worldwide is due to poor nutrition, and doctors are not adequately trained to counsel their patients on improving their nutrition to ward off disease.

How do you take your tea? With some plastic?

How do you take your tea? With some plastic?

A recent study found that some tea bags may release billions of microplastics into your tea. This revelation comes at a time that scientists are growing increasingly concerned about the prevalence and potential health effects of microplastics.

A Few Nobel Women

A Few Nobel Women

The most prestigious scientific prize is being awarded this week – the Nobel Prize. Who will win? History tells us not to expect many women among the winners and that points to systemic problems in STEM.

Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown

Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown

The impact of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown tested national radiation safety again after Chernobyl.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Stellar Magnetism

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Stellar Magnetism

Like the Sun and the Earth, stars have magnetic fields. These magnetic fields are powerful, yet little is known about them.

Would you trust a computer to categorize you?

Would you trust a computer to categorize you?

Can computers accurately characterize human beings?

Most readers loved this blog post

Most readers loved this blog post

Social proof is the idea that when we hear that a lot of people are doing something, we will be more likely to behave similarly. Its effects are widespread and diverse, and you can use it to your advantage.

Chemists shine a new light on safer pigments, by accident

Chemists shine a new light on safer pigments, by accident

A new non-toxic blue pigment in two centuries has just been discovered. Now the team of chemists set out to find a safer red pigment.