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Americans Still Unconvinced by a Bevy of Scientific Concepts

If the results of a new AP poll are any indication, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, and FOX should probably order up another season of Cosmos. The survey asked American adults about a handful of scientific and medical issues–more specifically, …

Shroud Of Turin Research Has One Doctor Convinced It’s The Real Thing

The Shroud of Turin is one of the most controversial artifacts to have ever been found. The piece of cloth depicts a man’s face, hands and legs that many claim to be the body of Jesus Christ. For some, it’s …

Exotic Hadron Particle Confirmed by LHC

Quarks, or subatomic, elementary particles of other subatomic particles, have only been known to exist since the 1960′s. Since that time, though, scientists have made great progress with identifying key characteristics of quarks and their utility. Quarks come in six …

Snowy Owls Coming South For Food, Say Experts

Some people as far south as Tenessee might be surprised to see an unusual bird in their backyards this spring. Great Snowy Owls have been spotted this year in some very extraordinary places, thanks to what experts are saying is …

Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday

Google is celebrating the life of Percy Lavon Julian with a doodle on its homepage today, his 115th birthday. He died from liver cancer in 1975 at the age of 76. Julian is known as a brilliant chemist, who emerged …

UFO Sightings: Nothing To Fear, “Deer”

Are Martians meandering through Mississippi marsh and grasslands? Since a family in Jackson County, Mississippi witnessed something out of the ordinary, the Internet’s interest has been piqued. Edith and Rainer Shattles claimed they had set up cameras to capture wildlife …

Invisibility Cloak Is (Not) Real

Well, we don’t have hover boards yet. But we may be making progress on the invisibility cloak. In a sense. According to a recent exposé in LiveScience, the costume company Morphsuits issued a release where they outlined their breakthrough production …

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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%

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 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

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

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 …