Pseudoscience is composed of a set of theories, methods, and assumptions that may resemble scientific practices but lack genuine scientific validity. In the some of the worst cases, proponents of pseudoscience intentionally exploit this resemblance to deceive and take advantage of people. However, even when well-meaning, pseudoscience can prevent individuals from getting the help they […]
UFOs usually have non-extraterrestrial origins, but many have urged the government to be more transparent about UFO data. Westend61/Westend61 via Getty Images Mary Magnuson, The Conversation The House subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs met in July 2023 to discuss affairs so foreign that they may not even be of this world. […]
Starling murmurations form as daylight fades over their roosting sites. Shutterstock / Albert Beukhof Samuel Johnson, University of Oxford The word swarm often carries negative connotations – think biblical plagues of locusts or high streets full of last-minute shoppers during the Christmas rush. However, swarming is essential for the survival of many animal collectives. And […]
Who run the world? Cats! Grace Cary/Moment via Getty Images Jonathan Losos, Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go on safari in southern Africa. One of the greatest thrills was going out at night looking for predators on the prowl: lions, leopards, hyenas. […]
Come along with us and embark on a magnificent and awe-inspiring expedition, as we set forth on an odyssey through the immeasurable expanse of the galaxy we affectionately call home—the Milky Way. Via BIS.
We feel rewarded by reactions to information we share, and that can lead to good and bad habits. Linka A Odom/DigitalVision via Getty Images Ian Anderson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Gizem Ceylan, Yale University, and Wendy Wood, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Is social media designed to reward […]
New measurements from Japan’s Subaru telescope have helped researchers study the matter-antimatter asymmetry problem. Javier Zayas Photography/Moment via Getty Anne-Katherine Burns, University of California, Irvine When theoretical physicists like myself say that we’re studying why the universe exists, we sound like philosophers. But new data collected by researchers using Japan’s Subaru telescope has revealed insights […]
When a person gets a PET scan to find tumors and see how much cancer has spread, the machine is actually detecting sugar. This is because cancer has a sweet tooth, and this discovery, called the Warburg effect, could help us create better medicines and treatments for cancer. To learn more about how PET scans […]
South Korean scientists have allegedly created a superconductor that works at room temperature and regular pressure. This is a big deal because superconductors transmit electricity with zero resistance and have special magnetic properties that are very useful in technology. Normally, superconductors require extreme cold temperatures, but this new one can apparently work outside the lab […]
Researchers have successfully pinpointed the processes responsible for causing gray hair and conducted experiments aimed at its reversal. Surprisingly, some of these potential solutions have been available for several decades. Watch this episode of SciShow to learn more about how one day, people with grey hair could go reverse their greying condition.