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Is the world spinning, and you don’t know why? Scientific American MIND editor Ingrid Wickelgren explains how your inner ear can throw you off balance. [Scientific American | Via IO9]
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Putting aside the social and cultural issues for a moment, the American Chemical Society says yes, it’s just fine. [More clips from the ACS’s Reactions series.]
A British teenager has been praised by judges in a science contest after discovering a factor that could put black athletes with heart conditions at more risk of not being diagnosed. Henry Roth explored the genetic condition hypertropic cardiomopathy. It leads to a thickening of the heart’s muscle walls and, if undiagnosed and untreated, increases […]
ASAP Science takes a look at an often misunderstood condition in a clip that’s well-timed given the recent public debate sparked by the death of Robin Williams by suicide: What exactly is going on inside of a depressed person? We look at the scientific basis for depression, and shed light on the fact that it […]
Sebastian Alvarado, a biologist at Stanford, tries to make sense of how Bruce Banner could turn into the Incredible Hulk and back again. If you enjoyed this, check out his look at the science behind Captain America.
Researchers in the US are getting excited about seven dust particles, each no wider than one-50th the diamater of a human hair. Why? Because they may originate from another solar system. The samples were collected by the Stardust spacecraft (pictured as artist’s impression) from the dust left by the comet Wild 2. Although Stardust collected […]
British scientists believe that nanoparticles that include gold could help fight cancerous tumors. The work by a team including Mark Welland of Cambridge University targeted gliobastoma multiforme, the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor. One of the biggest challenges is that it creates a pattern of cancerous and healthy tissues mixed up to […]
We may never understand the mysterious ways of domestic cats. But a team of 25 researchers across three continents have completely sequenced one cat’s DNA. The cat in question is Cinammon, an Abyssinian cat for whom the University of Missouri in Columbia is home. It’s the first complete sequencing of a cat. The same researchers […]
NPR explores the science behind why groups of birds often fly in a V formation while migrating. [NPR]
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights […]