Posts

December 19, 2014

+
7:58 PM | Lawsuit About Mayonnaise Dropped
In the old days, the battle between condiments was fought by Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip. That was mostly a debate about taste rather than substance. Nowadays,…

December 18, 2014

+
3:30 PM | 6 Amazing Videos From The Olympus Microscopy Competition
We love it when science and art intersect. Sometimes that happens in the form of a stunning infographic, a colorful map, or a well-timed photograph. Microscopic imaging in…

December 17, 2014

+
5:15 PM | Moon Rover 'Andy' Takes Home Two XPrize Milestone Awards, Totaling $750,000
In the Google Lunar XPrize competition, three-dozen teams are racing to become the first private enterprises to land a rover on the moon. The winner takes home $30 million.

December 15, 2014

+
7:45 PM | Some Exoplanets May Get Squashed By Gravity From Stars
The latest addition to the exoplanet freakshow…

December 11, 2014

+
7:00 PM | Injured NFL Players Inject Unproven Stem Cell Treatments
An injured knee can cost a pro football player millions of dollars, or even an entire career. MIT Technology Review reports that, in an effort to regrow cartilage and heal…

December 10, 2014

+
10:02 PM | Why We Should All Eat Ugly Fruits And Veggies
The world wastes a lot of food every year. Like, 1.4 billion tons of food. According to the United Nations, 20 to 40 percent of fresh produce gets thrown away by farmers…
+
9:00 PM | Rosetta Offers New Insight Into Where Water On Earth Came From
Four and a half billion years ago, the Sun and Earth were just being born out of a giant explosion, and the solar system was HOT. All that heat likely boiled away the water…

December 05, 2014

+
4:35 PM | Watch An Owl Perform An Elegant Butterfly Stroke
Photographer Steve Spitzer was walking through Loyola Beach in Chicago when he came across an odd sight: A Great Horned Owl... swimming in Lake Michigan. Apparently the…

December 04, 2014

+
9:30 PM | Eye-Tracking Menus Let You Order Pizza Without Thinking About It
Sure, you could order a pizza instantly through your Xbox, or by using hand gestures on an interactive tabletop at the restaurant. But what if you don’t know what you want?

December 03, 2014

+
7:30 PM | Japan’s Asteroid-Bombing Spacecraft Launches Successfully
While most of the East Coast U.S. was sleeping last night, the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa 2, a deep space probe that will land on asteroid 1999 JU3,…

December 01, 2014

+
4:31 PM | Here's What The Rubber Ducky Comet Really Looks Like
If you thought Comet 67P was a gray blob, you thought wrong. It's actually a reddish-brown blob. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission arrived at the 'rubber ducky…

November 28, 2014

+
4:12 PM | The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science
[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]…
1
12 Results