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August 27th
Pixabay One of the pillars of scientific research--perhaps the one that makes science as definitive as it is--is that any study should be capable of being repeated under the same methods and conditions and if the research holds true, th…
August 26th
An animation of CRISPR-Cas9 at work Screenshot; video by McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT The advent of enzyme complex CRISPR/Cas9 has ushered in a new age of genetic manipulation—it could help us cure disea…
August 26th
Sweet. Umberto Salvagnin via Wikimedia Commons Sugar is dietary enemy number one at the moment. The delicious compound can be found in many foods and beverages (even those that don’t taste sweet) and has been blamed for…
August 26th
The scientific world is huge, and science communicators are an immensely important force in determining how that world is presented. And while science communication using comics is gaining ground, it is difficult to find comics that cover different s…
August 25th
How Not To Write A Good Journal Title Nucleic Acids Research/Modified by Popular Science If you’re looking to cure your insomnia, try reading a scientific journal. If jargon, confusing abbreviations, statistics, and ram…
August 24th
Jason Schneider Fake meat, as a rule, garners more complaints than compliments from people. Vegetables lack the complete proteins found in meat, and tend to be a poor substitute for its melange of muscles, tendons, blood, and other tiss…
August 21st
Courtesy of Varial One of Varial Surf Technology's surfboards. Edison Conner, a former SpaceX rocket scientist and co-founder of Varial Surf Technology, tried for years to create a durable surfboard from aerospace material. I…
August 21st
Carbon Nanofibers Stuart Licht/Nanoletters Rumpelstiltskin may have been able to spin straw into gold, but even he couldn't pull carbon fibers from thin air. Yet that's exactly what researchers at George Washington University…
August 20th
Glass Mediated Matter Group/Vimeo Molten glass is added to the extrusion device. The process of making glass was already amazing. Take tiny grains of sand, melt them at staggering temperatures with other chemicals,…