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Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques

According to a new study conducted by Duke Medicine, brain scans using radioactive dye may help to predict an impending development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as future cognitive decline in otherwise healthy adults. In an article published in the …

Pink Dwarf Planet “Biden” Found Beyond Pluto, Hints At More Planets Pink Dwarf Planet “Biden” Found Beyond Pluto, Hints At More Planets

Scientists discovered a pink dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, long thought to be a celestial no-man’s land. The object, officially called 2012 VP-113, is nicknamed “Biden” in jest after incumbent US Vice President Joe Biden. The …

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

If you look up “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it is “is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.” If you look up “Thought Field Therapy on Wikipedia, you’ll find that …

Ebola Outbreak In Guinea; Doctors Without Borders Offers Aid Ebola Outbreak In Guinea; Doctors Without Borders Offers Aid

Medical professionals are working hard to contain the Guinea Ebola outbreak as it has reportedly claimed up to 59 lives. “The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left …

Mark Zuckerberg Hastens the Arrival of Our Robot Overlords Mark Zuckerberg Hastens the Arrival of Our Robot Overlords

If you’re impatiently waiting for computers to actually start thinking, reasoning, and feeling like humans, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of other high-profile investors have decided to help speed up the process. Zuckerberg, alongside Tesla CEO Elon Musk …

Elephants are Acute Listeners of Human Voices Elephants are Acute Listeners of Human Voices

The 1967 Disney classic, The Jungle Book, provided the American populace (and unfortunately the Republican party) with one of our most favorite adages: “An elephant never forgets.” Despite championing this particular phrase multiple times throughout the movie, the writers also …

‘Cosmos’ Reboot Features Unlikely Tandem Of Neil DeGrasse Tyson And Seth MacFarlane ‘Cosmos’ Reboot Features Unlikely Tandem Of Neil DeGrasse Tyson And Seth MacFarlane

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage was a 13-part TV series that first appeared on television in 1980. The series tackled a wide range of scientific topics including Carl Sagan’s perspective of our existence in the universe and the origin of life. …

Carl Sagan Made Science Sexy; New “Cosmos” Is Bringing It Back Carl Sagan Made Science Sexy; New “Cosmos” Is Bringing It Back

Spring forward, everyone! Yep. We may be losing an hour of sleep – but starting today you’ll get to see our cosmic morning star for more hours every day for the next several months. And tonight, after it’s set, another …

Sandy Pentland Talks Social Physics At Google Sandy Pentland Talks Social Physics At Google

Data scientist Sandy Pentland recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to view. He talks idea flow, collective intelligence and social influence. Google shares this in the video description: If the Big …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Soon Revive “Cosmos” For A New Generation Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Soon Revive “Cosmos” For A New Generation

In one of the most talked about upcoming shows in the science community, Neil deGrasse Tyson is set to be the host of a revival of the classic television show Cosmos. Tyson is an astrophysicist, and has devoted his life …

Childhood Obesity Rate Plummets Shocking 43% Childhood Obesity Rate Plummets Shocking 43%

It seems that telling our kids “no” to some of the sodas and candy has really paid off. Federal health authorities reported Tuesday that childhood obesity rates in children ages 2-5 are down by 43%, which is much lower than …

Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless? Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless?

Vitamin D Supplements have been found practically useless in a new study out of New Zealand which flies in the face of everything that we have been told. Vitamin D has been thought helpful in the prevention of many diseases …

Pizza MREs May Finally Exist After Years of Demand Pizza MREs May Finally Exist After Years of Demand

I’m not, nor have I ever been, in the military. But I can tell you, with complete certainty, that one of the things I would miss the most about having to subside on MREs for months would be a nice …

Let AsapSCIENCE Tackle Some Olympics-Related Scientific Queries Let AsapSCIENCE Tackle Some Olympics-Related Scientific Queries

Our favorite science illustrators AsapSCIENCE usually take a couple-week break between uploading some of the finest 2-minute animated science videos on the internet. Basically, AsapSCIENCE takes complicated topics and boils them down to their most salient points, and then presents …

New Pill Camera Could Help Those with Colonoscopy Troubles New Pill Camera Could Help Those with Colonoscopy Troubles

Although your dad would argue that there are a lot of terrible things about getting older, it’s hard to deny that the dreaded colonoscopy is one of the most-referenced drawbacks of aging. The American Cancer society recommends that both men …

Bill Nye Vs. Ken Ham: Who Won the Debate? Bill Nye Vs. Ken Ham: Who Won the Debate?

Bill Nye, beloved 90′s “Science Guy”, defended the theory of Evolution against Ken Ham and the theory of Creationism last night for two and a half hours. Neither one left persuaded to the other side. The debate took place at …

Bill Nye “Science Guy” Debates “Creationist” Ken Ham Bill Nye “Science Guy” Debates “Creationist” Ken Ham

The debate that has raged for centuries, or at least since Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was formulated, and consequent book, “The Origin of the Species” has had religious nuts and science nerds at odds arguing from whence we came. The …

Bill Nye Is Set To Debate Creation Museum Founder On Feb 4th Bill Nye Is Set To Debate Creation Museum Founder On Feb 4th

In what could create a great deal of controversy among both atheists and creationists, a debate has been set at the creationism museum in Kentucky. The debate will take place on Tuesday, February 4th, and will feature science expert Bill …

Stephen Hawking: Event Horizon Likely Doesn’t Exist Stephen Hawking: Event Horizon Likely Doesn’t Exist

Respected physicist Stephen Hawking has just dropped a major bombshell: There may be no such thing as black holes as we know them. This belief would be eagerly dismissed should it have come from anyone else, but when Hawking speaks …

Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official
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We reported two years ago that Google contact lenses were likely on the way, after Glass was unveiled, and finding that one of the engineers had previously given a talk discussing such devices. Now, Google has actually announced smart contact …

Pillage Ant Subdues Slaves Via “Chemical Camouflage” Pillage Ant Subdues Slaves Via “Chemical Camouflage”

Need a break from hearing about man’s inhumanity against man? Fair enough. In lieu, let’s take a moment to observe just how brutal other sentient creatures are capable of being to one another. For example, take the new ant species …