Tag: science

The Dilemmas of Max Planck

The time around the World Wars was an interesting one for science. A great many things were discovered, then invented off these new illuminations. There was one that stood out for his slow, creative genius that, through his belief that physics and chemistry are intertwined, discovered thermodynamics. Following the threads of evidence, Max Planck travelled …

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Scientist Spotlight: Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley. It’s a name that won’t mean much to the average person. And even the few that recognise his name, but don’t know his story, will snigger saying, “That’s the dude that found oxygen that he didn’t believe in.” True that. Priestley did find oxygen ─ and explored many other gasses ─ while still …

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fries, food, health

Report: Fast Food Wrappers May Contain Chemicals that Pose a Threat to Your Health

Before you head to the drive-thru for a quick snack, take a moment to consider what might be wrapped around the food. These days, it isn’t just the fast food itself that may pose a threat to your health. A new study suggests that the chemicals used in the products that hold fast food can …

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brain, health, mind

Report: Your Brain Shape May Be the Key to Your Personality

Your brain is unique in the sense that it has an original shape – one that differs from the brains found in other people. Now, researchers are learning more about how the brain’s shape may play a role in personalities. Researcher Luca Passamonti recently led a team of scientists to determine how structural differences in …

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mars, space

Researchers to Spend Eight Months in Isolation in Hawaii to Simulate Mars

The Martian landscape is like nothing any human has ever experienced before, but will we ever experience it? In case we do, a group of NASA-funded researchers is preparing for it. A six-member crew is now residing on Hawaii’s Big Island on the Mauna Loa volcano for eight months. Their mission is to learn how …

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Report: Zombies Would Overtake Humans in About 100 Days

If a real-life zombie apocalypse broke out, would you prepared to take on the undead? Most of us know at this point that zombies are a work of fiction, but scientists wanted to determine if humans could actually fight off the creatures in a worst-case scenario. A study published in the University of Leicester’s Journal …

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NASA Scientist: We Could Be in Big Trouble if a Comet Flies Too Close to Earth

Could our planet be in trouble if a comet heads in our direction? One NASA scientist believes this may be the case, but a lot of factors will come into play. Dr. Joseph Nuth, a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, made his opinion known while speaking at the annual meeting of the American …

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