The Possibilities of Tailored Medical Treatments from IP Stem Cells and the Man Who Made it Possible

Tailored stem cell treatment could become a reality in the near future.

Meet Viserion and Drogon: the new ant species named after the Game of Thrones dragons

On the island of New Guinea, researchers have stumbled across two new fascinating species.

Could we upload a brain to a computer – and should we even try?

The idea of brain uploading is a staple of science fiction, but many take it very seriously.

Where is Television Going in the Future?

Could we function in a world void of visual content? How did we get to this point, anyway?

‘Pristine’ landscapes haven’t existed for thousands of years, says new study

If you want to escape civilisation and head into the unaltered wilderness you may be in for a shock: it doesn’t exist.

Why Forward-Thinking is Propelling Medicine

When there are advances in any field, there are always those who immediately embrace the new techniques, while others are more reserved.

Kennedy’s Moon Speech – A Turning Point in the History of Space Exploration

“…this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. “

Blaise Pascal: Inventor of Ordinary Miracles

  The birthday of French mathematician, physicist and inventor Blaise Pascal is approaching on June 19th, but as far as the calendar is concerned it’s just another day. Sadly, although his legacy stretches 400 years, Pascal’s relative obscurity is undeniable. The likes of Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Leonardo Da Vinci will always be classed as creators who changed the

Louis Pasteur, Spontaneous Generation, and Germ Theory

“For I have kept from them, and am still keeping from them, that one thing which is above the power of man to make; I have kept from them the germs that float in the air, I have kept them from life.” – Louis Pasteur

What makes a mathematical genius?

The story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an exceptionally talented, self-taught Indian mathematician, seems to suggest that mathematical ability is something at least partly innate. But what does the evidence say?

Checking Your Sources: Reliable Third Party Research Groups

Many companies, organizations, and even government agencies rely on solid scientific research from trusted third-party researchers. Below, I will introduce some of the most reliable and well-known research organizations. Next time you want to see how research was conducted, you can be a little more informed on which the most trusted firms in the scientific community. Standard University Research Stanford

Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of Alan Shepard’s Suborbital Flight

An article by Steven B. Newman, Ph.D., Faculty Member, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at American Public University Ask most Americans which three astronauts they remember most, and the answers you’ll likely get are Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and Jim Lovell. Armstrong, of course, was the first person to walk on the moon in July of 1969. Glenn is

The Age Of Data Is Paradise For Hackers

Remember what they said during World War II: “Loose lips sink ships.” If the data is out there, it could come back and haunt you down the line.

Richard Warke, others confident in new mining tech, green initiatives

Earlier this year, the province of Ontario celebrated an illustrious milestone: the most populated Canadian province became the first jurisdiction in North America to completely eliminate the use of coal for energy production. The feat, a decade in the making, evidences the province’s commitment to finding and utilizing green energy options. The move also serves as an inspiration to other provinces

Pseudoscience and conspiracy theory are not victimless crimes against science

Astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.”

How to launch a rocket into space … and then land it on a ship at sea

On Friday 8 April 2016, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched a mission to deliver a spacecraft called Dragon with its payload of supplies and experiments into a trajectory towards the International Space Station (ISS). Most remarkably, the first-stage booster then landed on a ship.

Of Elephants and Extinction: Reflecting Back 220 Years

This is an article by Julie Tolman Thompson, Associate Professor, School of STEM at American Military University. April 4 commemorates a significant date in the history of science. On this day in 1796, at the opening of the National Institute of Arts and Sciences in Paris, naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) read one of his papers comparing living Indian and African elephants to

How astronomers could find the ‘real’ planet Krypton

Since the very earliest Superman comic strips, it has been depicted as a rocky planet similar to Earth, but much older.

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour may be evidence of ‘sacred’ rituals

“Nothing like this had been seen before and it gave me goose bumps.”

Intelligent design without a creator? Why evolution may be smarter than we thought

The exciting implication of this is that evolution can evolve to get better at evolving in exactly the same way that a neural network can learn to be a better problem solver with experience.