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.

Tracing the Transformation of Bird Watching to a Mainstream Pastime

Allan Cruickshank was a renowned National Audubon Society lecturer, photographer and author who co-published several books and field guides with his wife, Helen. Along with his cohorts–most notably bird guide author and illustrator Roger Tory Peterson—he transformed bird and nature watching from a fringe interest to a popular, easy accessible, mainstream pastime.

What Effect Will Legalizing Marijuana Have on Addiction and Treatment?

Is Legal Pot a Good Thing?

Sure We Need Scientists, But We Also Need Scientific Literacy

As long as there are questions, humans will seek answers, as well as better means by which to seek and validate them. Science as a process for knowing will undoubtedly remain a vitally important part of human society, as will the scientists who bring these skills to the workplace.

How OLEDs work: the science behind OLED technology

The days of tube televisions already feels like a distant memory. In the 21st century, glorious high-definition units have replaced them. These marvels of technology possess a fraction of the weight and thickness, yet their visuals are exponentially more stunning. The best of them use organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. Here’s what you need to know about how OLED works.

Why pollinators are important and why we need to act now to protect them

We all need to consider our future without pollinators, or if there even will be a future without them.

The Future of Population Control in China

When you think of the booming population of China, it is easy to focus on China’s megacities such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou, but according to research by global consultants McKinsey, by the year 2025 it is estimated that China will have 221 cities with over one million inhabitants and an urban population of one billion. In this article we

The Weird Wold of Parasitic Twins & Twin Chimerism

So you perhaps thought that twins could be either identical or fraternal? But did you know that there are actually other types of twins besides these two mentioned? Of course, identical and fraternal twins are the ones we are more aware of because they are the ones we hear about most and are most likely to encounter. The chances of

Wobbly Winners: The Link Between Motion Sickness and Mobile Gaming

It’s common sense why some ailments correlate with gaming. Repetitive motion and long periods of holding a controller or mobile device lend themselves to carpal tunnel syndrome, while excessive sitting can lead to everything from stiff muscles to heart strain. But now some games for mobile platforms are turning up a new medical concern for hardcore gamers — motion sickness.

A peek at 5 of the best online universities

Many things are changing, and education is no exception. There is a multitude of courses available online and it’s never been easier to get a degree than it is today with so many accredited online colleges offering degree programs. There is something to be said for the flexibility of setting your own schedule and still being able to hold down

Understanding the Colorful Sexual Skin of Primates

Using digital imaging software, these photographic data allowed me to identify how color differs among males of different ages.