science

Topics and developments in science and medicine, presented by Futurism.

  • Wonk! Magazine
    Published 9 months ago
    Should You Trust Your Senses?

    Should You Trust Your Senses?

    There’s a famous saying that "seeing is believing," as people will often not believe something until they have seen or experienced it for themselves. It’s almost like when someone says to you, "Don’t touch that, it’s hot!" and you still feel compelled to touch it, just to find out for yourself. Yeah, they weren’t lying. Definitely hot. This need to experience things for ourselves is part of what makes us human, but what if we told you that your senses aren’t always telling you the truth?
  • Pouria Nazemi
    Published 11 months ago
    The Far Side of the Moon

    The Far Side of the Moon

    For people who are interested in space exploration, 2019 is already becoming a historic year.
  • Danna Molina
    Published 11 months ago
    Recreation of the Rain Phenomenon

    Recreation of the Rain Phenomenon

    The planet Earth presents diverse types of ecosystems that are the result of the combination of the geographical conditions with the specific wildlife conditions for that habitat, this means that each ecosystem presents its own traits. In terrestrial ecosystems, apart from sunlight, plants need water to survive, grow and develop, they obtain it through rain (Importancia, 2010).
  • Danna Molina
    Published 11 months ago
    Biotechnology
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published about a year ago
    How to Deal with Rising Sea Levels

    How to Deal with Rising Sea Levels

    Rising sea levels will happen within the next 20 years regardless of whether you believe in climate change or not. A solution to this problem is to build fleets of submarines and tankers designed to harvest the water. We could desalinate it, sending it to dry corners of the world. We have to do something with all that water to prevent it from contributing to rising sea levels. Yes, the scientists give us dire warnings, but have any think tanks sat around while figuring out solutions to this problem?
  • Christina B
    Published about a year ago
    Bio-Luminescence
  • WatchMojo
    Published about a year ago
    Top 10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries Made Recently

    Top 10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries Made Recently

    What a fascinating time to be alive! Welcome to Watchmojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries Made Recently."
  • Christina B
    Published about a year ago
    The Effects of Garlic Powder on Drosophila Flies with Tumors
  • Rishi Das
    Published about a year ago
    The Physics Behind Newton's Cradle

    The Physics Behind Newton's Cradle

    This is an object you've probably seen before, maybe as a desk toy or at an institute—whatever, the point is you've seen it. Five metal spheres in a straight line that hang from thin metal wires, it is known as Newton's Cradle and is perhaps one of the greatest objects to display the laws of physics.
  • Christina B
    Published about a year ago
    Hox Genes and the Evolution of Snake-Body Form

    Hox Genes and the Evolution of Snake-Body Form

    Abstract: Regulation of the vertebrate axial skeleton and the driving force behind the evolution of new body forms are due to Hox genes. Many hypotheses over the years have risen using Hox genes to explain snake-body form evolution. This paper will discuss some of those hypotheses.
  • Jacob Marshall
    Published about a year ago
    3 Quick and Fun Quantum Physics Principles

    3 Quick and Fun Quantum Physics Principles

    Physics is a vast and often very perplexing subject for even the greatest of minds; for instance, Richard Feynman is quoted in saying, 'If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics.' In this article, I will explore 3 of my favourite physics principles in a simplistic, and easy to digest format.
  • Blake O'Connor
    Published about a year ago
    What Other Countries Are Doing About Climate Change

    What Other Countries Are Doing About Climate Change

    When Donald Trump absconded from the Paris Climate Accord about one year ago, it set the media ablaze. Attacks from the left and praise from the right, the story eventually fizzled out sight due to other spectacles of “Breaking News.” The United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreements marks a long history of poor long term investment, crumbling infrastructure, recurrent boom & bust bust business cycles, and underfunded educational systems. Policy has done its best to patch-up the systemic issues mentioned above, but the most looming and greatest existential threat of all is being ignored. Any consideration of transitioning away from fossil fuels or what other countries are doing about climate change gets labeled “un-American” or “liberal nonsense.”