Whether it’s cartoons, advertisement strategies, rappers, or even podcasts, in the last few years Americans have been speaking out and stepping up to combat perceived unethical and immoral behavior. There is a growing polarization developing between those for and against this new cultural shift. But why?
What do gene sequencing, catching criminals with DNA evidence, and “designer babies” all have in common? Forty years ago, these were all considered science fiction topics. Today, they are fields of serious study. All three of these fields, and many more, were made possible by a very important discovery in 1986: a…
As we settle into October, many start turning their attention towards the fall and Halloween. Scientists turn their attention to the announcement of the Nobel Prizes. This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jennifer Duoba and Emmanuelle Charpentier for their work on CRISPR DNA-editing technology, which…
How the ancient Chinese discovery of gunpowder and a scientist burning different metals led to the fireworks we know and love today!
Recent experiments are starting to show how circular RNA might be able to help a heart regrow itself after a heart attack.
James Clerk Maxwell may not have invented the first electromagnet. But, he was the first person to finally prove the relationship between electricity and magnetism using math, unifying the two theories and allowing for much faster advancement.
Experiments on the International Space Station found that lichens, a combination of algae and fungi, survived in space-like, flight, and Mars-like environments.
As world news about the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, society’s collective knowledge and interest in viruses has increased. But who discovered the first virus? How did they know what to look for? Why are viruses so good at what they do? Viruses are very curious creatures. They are extremely small…
A smaller version of the enzyme that allows fireflies and jellyfish to glow naturally is now being used in medical diagnostics.
This is the story of how scientists first discovered that oxygen was a thing, in the 1700s. One of our writers did some digging into the original French language publication as well as some other sources and pieced it together for your reading pleasure!