Science & Tech

  • Despite Decapitation Worms Can Still Remember

    Posted Saturday, August 10th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Though worms are often associated with seventh grade science dissection or how to eat fried versions of them, these little critters are more fascinating than you think. As you may know, worms have the ability to regenerate. However, scientists discovered that if you cut off a worm’s head, once the head grows back, the worm’s […]

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains An Easier Way To Defeat Superman

    Posted Sunday, August 4th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    As we all know, Superman a.k.a. Kal-El of Krypton, was rocketed from a red sun system to our planet Earth, in a yellow sun system.  These yellow sun beams grant Kal-El super human powers, like super human strength, flight, heat vision, x-ray vision, freezing breath and super ventriloquism (Oh it’s true).  The only things that […]

  • ComicCon 2013: New Trailer for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ Debuts

    Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2013 08:06 pm GMT -5
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    The spaceship of the imagination’s ride just got pimped, and we got a sneak preview of what it’s going to be like at San Diego Comic Con 2013. That’s right, the famous Carl Sagan series, ‘Cosmos’, is back, and it has some unlikely partners. While it comes as no surprise that the 13 episode series will […]

  • The Late Iain Banks Now Has An Asteroid Named After Him

    Posted Monday, July 8th, 2013 10:23 am GMT -5
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    Science fiction fans were shocked in April, when Iain Banks announced that he had gallbladder cancer and was not likely to live past a year. He died on June 9th, 2013, but his memory will live on in his famous ‘Culture’ series, and now, in an asteroid. This, of course, is altogether appropriate as the citizens […]

  • Vulcan Denied As A Name for Pluto’s Moon

    Posted Thursday, July 4th, 2013 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    As a fan of Star Trek, I thought this summer couldn’t get any better. However, it is now a disappointing time for Trekkies everywhere as earlier this week, the name Vulcan was denied by the International Astronomical Union for one of Pluto’s moons. If you recall, a couple of months ago there was a poll to name […]

  • Gene Roddenberry’s Ashes To Journey To The Sun

    Posted Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s sort of an old story at this point, that people’s ashes have been sent into space as a memorial. It’s even a little bit of an old story that Gene Roddenberry’s ashes are being sent into space. Along with Jimmy Doohan (Scotty from Star Trek), the company Celestis has sent parts of their remains […]

  • Human-Sized Invisibility Cloak Created

    Posted Sunday, June 16th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    If Harry Potter – esque invisibility cloaks actually existed, how would you find them in your closet? This question has plagued me since high school and perhaps it will start plaguing other cluttered people in the near future. John and Benjamin Howell, not of Hogwarts, but of the University of Rochester, have announced that they […]

  • The Science of Seasons in Game of Thrones

    Posted Friday, May 31st, 2013 05:30 pm GMT -5
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    There is very little in Game of Thrones that can be attributed to any known science. How Melisandre has demon shadow babies that suck the life of the man who sires them, or how a wall of ice stands at the border between a perfectly green forest and a barren, frozen wasteland without melting remain […]

  • “Killer Robot” Threat is Real

    Posted Friday, May 31st, 2013 03:15 pm GMT -5
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    I don’t know about you, but I’m going to stop taking out my rage on my toaster. After all, if it chooses to burn my Sunday bagel, it’s autonomous enough to do even more damage. Christof Heyns, a UN appointee, will present the Human Rights Council with a warning against autonomous robots.  In a presentation […]

  • Robots Programmed To Be In Love

    Posted Monday, May 27th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Where are my robo-shippers? Here’s a story that will touch your soul much better than your RoboCop/RoboCable love fantasies. Two German artists have created an installation that involves two robots who have been programmed to have a relationship with one-another. Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler and Carolin Liebl built two robots utilizing sensors that can read sounds and […]

  • 78,000 People Can’t Wait to Leave Earth And Head To Mars

    Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2013 02:57 pm GMT -5
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    On April 22nd a science fiction dream took the next step to becoming a reality. Mars One, a nonprofit seeking to find the crew of the first Red Planet colony started accepting applications April 22nd, and as of May 7th, the number of applicants has reached 78,000. That is 78,000 people who took Total Recall […]

  • ‘Doctor Who’ in Real Life: The Fourth Doctor

    Posted Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Do you ever wonder what if the Doctor exists and walks among us? That ‘Torchwood’ is real and the television show ‘Doctor Who’ is just an elaborate cover up? If the answer to that is yes, ever wonder who he might be? Well, in the grand tradition of me not wanting to discern between fact […]

  • Scientists Think Aliens Embedded Message in Our Genetic Code, Like, for Real

    Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2013 04:25 pm GMT -5
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    A new article published in Icarus may have its readers double-checking that they’re reading a planetary science journal and not Prometheus fan-fiction (if there is any…) Researchers Vladimi I. shCherbak of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and Maxim A. Makukov of the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute have hypothesized that our genetic code may be storing some type […]

  • Truth Is Stranger Than ‘Surface’

    Posted Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 06:44 pm GMT -5
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    For those of you who happened to be lucky enough to watch Surface, in all it’s unfortunately cancelled glory, this science-related story about pockets of heat being trapped in the ocean probably sets off more than a few implausible warning bells, all of which probably sound a lot like this: Oh god, are corporations breeding […]

  • NASA To Screen Promo Before ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

    Posted Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s hard to believe that space exploration needs to be advertised, but with budget cuts and NASA retiring space shuttles, space has become a silly dream not worth pursuing anymore. We went to the moon and Mars is nothing but ice and rock, what more could we do? Well, the AIA (Aerospace Industries Association, which […]