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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

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

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”

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 …

Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News
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What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is. …

Supervolcano: Is it Time for Another Eruption?

While the country concentrates on keeping warm this winter, Yellowstone National Park holds another concern of different temperatures. Yellowstone National Park holds the only supervolcano not under sea level, and it could erupt at any time. CNN tells us that …

Bill Nye Will Visit Creation Museum, Set To Debate Founder
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It is certainly no secret that Bill Nye is a proponent of science, and as a result, he has taken to insulting and disproving views of creationism. He has become a well-known scientist, and will challenge Ken Ham, the founder …

6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition
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With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program. Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut …

Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe
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After Coca-Cola America president Steve Cahillane acknowledged that Diet Coke sales were down because of artificial sweeteners back in October, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced that the use of aspartame to sweeten Diet Coke and other colas …

Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget
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Bill Nye is urging President Obama to make sure the Planetary Science Division of NASA receives as much funding as Americans spend on dog toys per year. His magic number is $1.5 billion. As of right now, the White House’s …

Maui Shark Attack Kills Fisherman
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A shark attack in Maui resulted in the death of a kayak fisherman whose foot was severed in the attack. The fisherman, who has been identified by the Maui County Police Department as Patrick Briney Stevenson, was reported to have …

Weight Loss Surgery May Make You Younger
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It would be a beauty and youth-seeker’s dream come true: Weight loss surgery not only getting rid of excess pounds, but perhaps making you younger in the process. This was the preliminary result of research released by Stanford University. The …

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Is Cause for Celebration

Doctor Who has crossed a unique milestone. The show is based around a human-lookalike alien (apart from the two hearts and ridiculously long lifespan) who has the capabilities to travel through time and space. Ironically, the show itself has traveled …

Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene

This past May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lamented that the condom, one of the most simple tools ever devised to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, hasn’t really been improved upon in five decades. …

Are Silent Farts Worse? AsapSCIENCE Takes on Science’s Greatest Question

We love AsapSCIENCE around here – it’s one of our favorite YouTube channels. Every week or so, the folks at AsapSCIENCE answer real scientific queries with the help of illustrations, presenting some of the most-enjoyable 2-3 minute videos around. This …

Satellite Falling to Earth: No Word on Location Yet
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Nobody knows where the fragments of the 2,000-pound European satellite will hit or when they will, but what we do know, is that they will begin re-entry into the atmosphere on Sunday or Monday, according to Rune Floberghagen, mission manager …

Just How Screwed Are You If You Find Yourself Buried Alive?
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I don’t think there are too many people out there that find the famous coffin scene in Kill Bill, Vol. 2 to be all that believable. Entertaining? Of course. But nobody really thinks that one could punch their way out …

Gross Yourself Out with AsapSCIENCE’s Look at Horrifying Parasites

Star YouTube scientific illustrators AsapSCIENCE often take their cues for their videos from suggestions in the YouTube comments – so I’d like to personally thank whoever suggested this gem. Parasites are just disgusting, and there’s a chance that you have …

Lunar Eclipse Friday: Watch it Online Tonight

Make sure you step outside this evening when the sun is setting and try to get a glimpse of the partial lunar eclipse. If the weather permits, Americans can see the penumbral lunar eclipse just as the moon is rising, …

Oreos Addictive? Not So Fast, Say Researchers
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Are Oreos as addictive as cocaine? That seems to be on many headlines lately, after a Connecticut College press release on a student research project broke the hearts of North America, but is it true? I’m not reserving my spot …