‘Cosmos’ Reboot to Air tonight on FOX

Only time will tell how effective this reboot this series will be to spur on a new generation of public scientific dialog. However, If I was a betting man, my ...

Arthur Lidov’s Medical Landscapes at Street Anatomy

They are a true expressions of anatomy and art. From the vascular man swimming underwater amongst coral to the mountainous landscape of the digestive tract, Arthur created anatomical visualizations that ...

15 Incredible Chemical Reactions You Need To See | So Bad So Good

 From explosions, bursts of colour, compounds catching fire and pretty much everything in between, here’s 15 incredible chemical experiments and their reactions that you simply need to see. 15 Incredible ...

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What is an Analemma? | Smithsonian Magazine


An analemma is the figure “8″ loop that results when one observes the position of the sun at the same time during the day over the course of a year. Due to the earth’s tilt about its axis (23.45°) and its elliptical orbit about the sun, the location of the sun is not constant from day to […]

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Magnetic Periodic Table of Herbs & Spices! Reader Kitchen Project | The Kitchn


I designed this magnetic spice rack after searching fruitlessly for a creative way to display all my spices. I loved the idea of a magnetic spice rack to go along with my magnetic knife rack, but store bought options were either too boring or too expensive…. Read On…

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Behold the Gastric Rainbow | The Scientist


Behold the Gastric Rainbow. Sounds gross, but it’s actually beautiful. This cross-section of a mouse stomach is labeled with a spectrum of fluorescent molecules. From the green and magenta digestive enzyme-producing cells to the red mucus-secreting cells, this is one of the most dynamic areas in the mammalian body: Each cell is replaced by another every […]

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The 25 Best Nerd Road Trips | Popular Science


    The 25 Best Nerd Road Trips | Popular Science.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science – David H. Freedman – The Atlantic


Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science. Read On…

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A Gorgeous New Petri Dish Painting For Every Day Of 2013 | Co.Design


The San Francisco–based artist is currently in month three of “The Daily Dish 2013,” a project that has her painting one Petri dish every day for the entire calendar year. The tiny plexiglass canvasses afford Reis more creative freedom than you might expect–while all the entries are vaguely biological, they cover a range of colors, […]

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NASA Curiosity rover’s first year on Mars captured in two-minute highlight video | The Verge


Curiosity is gearing up to celebrate its first full year of operations on the Red Planet (in Earth time, that is). In advance of the milestone on Tuesday, August 6th, NASA published a two-minute long video today of 548 images Curiosity captured along its mission so far. Read On…

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Scientists discover a molecular ‘switch’ in cancers of the testis and ovary


Cambridge scientists have identified an ‘on/off’ switch in a type of cancer which typically occurs in the testes and ovaries called ‘malignant germ cell tumours’… Read On…  

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Jurassic Park and the Race for Ancient DNA | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network


To most of the people here it’s a pretty unexceptional place to live, but to a certain group of fossil hunters, it is among the most important sites in the world…

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Could There Be A Planet Hidden On The Opposite Side Of Our Sun? | Popular Science


The sun might seem like a pretty huge galactic blind spot, but we’ve already managed to glimpse behind it Read on….

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