science

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

  • Madison Hoag
    Published about a year ago
    How Will the Universe End?

    How Will the Universe End?

    On March 14, 2016 one of the smartest men alive passed away. During his life, he contributed to many theories in the science field and even discovered a few of his own. He was diagnosed with ASL at the age of 21 and was given two years to live. When he died, he was 76 years old. This man, Stephen Hawking, is one of the most famous physicists of all time. One of his most famous quotes goes, “Remember to look up at the stars, not down at your feet.” So, that's what we'll be doing today. Looking into the cosmos at theories on how the universe will end. We’ll be looking at The Big Rip, which, besides its name, is actually the smaller theory here, the Big Freeze that will give you chills, and the Big Crunch that will eat you up.
  • Otis Colon
    Published about a year ago
    A New Drug for Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance, Role of Senescent Cells in Brain, and Impact of Climate Change on Hurricane Florence
  • Shae Nicole
    Published about a year ago
    Physics of a Tornado

    Physics of a Tornado

    Tornadoes are considered intensely hazardous weather phenomenons and are widely studied in the United States today!
  • Linda Paul
    Published about a year ago
    The Autumn Equinox

    The Autumn Equinox

    The equinoxes are the solstices are harbingers of the changing of the seasons. Twice a year the earth tilts to a right angle to the sun and the sun is directly over the equator. Basically this configuration of earth and sun means that both hemispheres receive almost the same amount of light as they do dark.
  • Otis Colon
    Published about a year ago
    Hungry Insects, Skull Channels, and a New Drug for Treating Malaria

    Hungry Insects, Skull Channels, and a New Drug for Treating Malaria

    Warmer Temperatures Increase the Appetite of Insects
  • Traci E.
    Published about a year ago
    Are Ants More Human Than Us?

    Are Ants More Human Than Us?

    I became the proud owner of an Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm as a gift. I sent in my form and awaited my ants. The day they arrived was a happy one. Several had died in transport. This was to be expected as the mail service is not the most gentle of ways to send living creatures. I followed the directions and introduced them to their new home.
  • Andrea Dawson
    Published about a year ago
    3 Types of Sciences to Make a Career Out Of

    3 Types of Sciences to Make a Career Out Of

    When you are selecting an education and a type of career to go into, you might consider a science career. If you have a knack for the sciences, there are many different career paths that you can follow. If you have a good head between your shoulders, you are organized, and really dedicated to learning and hard work, a science career might just be right for you, but which one do you choose?
  • Otis Colon
    Published about a year ago
    Trojan Horse Viruses, the Roundworm Disease, and the New Ebola Species
  • Wonk! Magazine
    Published about a year ago
    Love Is in the Hair

    Love Is in the Hair

    Unless you have been living under a rock for the past six months, I’m sure you are aware of the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We figured this would be the perfect opportunity to discuss the inheritance of ginger hair. After all, there is no subject more important than the possible hair colour of their non-existent baby!
  • savanna rae
    Published about a year ago
    Dreaming Awake: Lucid Dreams

    Dreaming Awake: Lucid Dreams

    What Is Lucid Dreaming?
  • ashley stock
    Published about a year ago
    How Does Ebola Work?

    How Does Ebola Work?

    An article published in 2018 by Younan, et al. titled “Disabling of lymphocyte immune response by Ebola virus,” draws to attention some interesting associations between lymphopenia, a significant reduction in T cells, and an Ebola virus infection. Most specifically, the author shows how the level of lymphopenia in a patient correlates to survival or fatality. Although the article lacks statistical findings and experimental data, it still provided relevant insight into some mechanisms behind Ebola infections, as well as future prospects in the area of therapeutics.
  • Constantine
    Published about a year ago
    The Future of Our Brains

    The Future of Our Brains

    Technological advancement and development have allowed us to understand our bodies and the way we work more than ever before. Innovations in both science and technology have led us to cure most diseases that were present on earth for centuries. Recent companies like Kernel and Neuralink develop technologies to understand and treat neurological diseases and with the information gathered, they hope to create applications and implants to enhance the brain. Research and technologies to cure brain disorders are a must and would have a huge positive impact in our world, but looking past that to create enhancement and applications for the brain would be changing the authenticity of what a being human is and taking life to another level that we’ve never even dreamed of. Progress in neuroscience has cured and helped many suffering from disorders, yet there is still a lot more research and technologies to develop to fully understand the brain, and wanting to enhance it with applications and implants is a lot more dangerous than we might expect.