Police militarization doesn’t bring more safety and might do more harm than good

A new study sheds some much-needed light on a controversial topic: police militarization. According to the new research, giving the police more weapons doesn’t have much benefit, and it can severely weaken public trust. In 1966, Abraham Maslow, one of history most renowned psychologists, put forth an idea called the “law of the instrument” — essentially a cognitive bias, an

More than a third of all planets bigger than Earth may be ‘water worlds’

Up to 35 percent of exoplanets bigger than the Earth are water worlds!

Prions — the Revenge of the Cows

Proteins that cause illness are still baffling scientists.

This core thinking error underlies both creationism and conspiracy theories

Maybe this is not so surprising after all.

Almost 40% of teen drivers text while driving

Don’t text and drive. That’s all.

Contact lenses break down into microplastics — so don’t flush them down!

Just throw them in the trash if you don’t want them on your plate later on.

Maple leaf extract might slow down skin aging and prevent wrinkles

From sweet syrup to anti-aging cream, maple seems more versatile than we thought.

Using only light, scientists can manipulate memory — it’s called optogenetics

The future is here.

Scientists discover chemical that causes brain cancer cells to self-destructs

One of the deadliest cancers may have found its match.

Google just let an Artificial Intelligence take care of cooling a data center

This could save Google millions of dollars — and it also ushers in a new age of technology.

Natural preservatives are more effective and healthy than artificial preservatives

It’s a win-win!

Scientists spot traces of titanium in scorching hot planet’s atmosphere

The planet is almost as hot as the Sun.a

FDA says seriously, stop stealing your pets’ opioids

Apparently, this is a problem.

After a yearlong delay, FDA approves EpiPen generics

Not a second too soon.

Low-carb diets may be cutting years off your life, new study says

Low-carb diets endorsed by any celebrities might cause you to die earlier.

Deep brain stimulation might one day treat the worst cases of alcohol addiction

Alcohol can ruin lives. But now a novel type of surgery could help some of the most hopeless addicts.

Scientists show how a mineral could be used to suck CO2 from the atmosphere

This could be big.

Wheat’s genetic secrets could lead to better, more resilient crops

More food for less effort? Sign me up!

Ancient galaxies found in our cosmic neighborhood

The galaxies date from the so-called cosmic Dark Ages.

Tiny phytoplankton may be able to change the weather

Strength in numbers.