Posts Categorized: Science

Discovering the Ancient City of Heracleion

Just off the coast of Alexandria sits the lost city of Heracleion. It covers the bottom of the sea, about 10 meters under the water in Aby Qir Bay. The ancient Egyptian city submerged underwater about 1,200 years ago for reasons we have yet to discover. But for the last decade, archeologists have been studying… Read more »

Go Ahead & Stare at Those Boobs…It’s Good for You!

Kate Upton boobs

Every man loves boobs. And of course every man loves to look at boobs. Well go ahead and look boys! Starting at boobs everyday is actually beneficial to your health. A report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that men who start off their day looking at breasts actually leads to a better… Read more »

Think tank study gets to bottom of Math & Science Majors dropout rates

As the Wall Street Journal reports*, The National Bureau of Economic Research has put its top men on the case to discover why Math and Science departments at universities around the country are suffering from higher dropout rates than their liberal art counter parts. Doctors Ralph and Todd R. Stinebrickner have read the tea leaves and the… Read more »

Bionics To The Rescue

The world of bionics has been making great leaps forward in the past few years to the delight of many. One of the biggest and most impactful advancements has directly benefitted those who have suffered through many years of life without the use of one or more of their limbs. Over the past few years,… Read more »

The Future Is Here

Technology is an ever evolving industry in our world today and the possibilities seem to be endless. One of the biggest advances in technology recently has been the advent and implementation of 3D printing. 3D printing has an endless number of uses ranging from making basic toys, all the way to now building cars. Yes,… Read more »

World’s Largest Solar Plant Officially Open for Business

Worlds largest solar plant

Stretched across the entirety of five square miles in the Mojave Desert near the Nevada-California border lies the world’s largest solar plant — and today it has officially opened it’s doors for commercial business. Ivanpah, a collaborative effort between Google, BrightSource Energy, and NRG, has been a project in the works since it was first… Read more »

Virtual Reality: Physicists Theorize That Universe is a Computer Simulation

Physicists and philosophers have long speculated on the idea of the universe being some sort of simulation created by a large and intelligent civilization–because that’s what you would do, right? Create multiple universes of simulations within simulations? The paper ‘Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation’ by a team at the University of Bonn in Germany claims that there… Read more »

The Science of Mosh Pits

The science of mosh pits: apparently there’s more to it than drunk shirtless guys running in circles and skinny waifs crowd surfing on a bunch of unenthusiastic concert goers. Two graduate students from Cornell University presented a paper on the science of mosh pits last week at a physics conference. Jesse Silverberg, an avid concert-goer and mosher,… Read more »

Awesome Stephen Hawking Infographic

Check out this awesome Stephen Hawking Infographic: The Folks at Onlinephd.org created this awesome Stephen Hawking Infographic that everyone should be able to respect. “One badass brain” is right!

Higgs Boson Found at CERN

Overzealous religious people were likely weeping on March 13, 2013 as the Geneva-based nuclear research organization confirmed their discovery of “the god particle.” It was announced last July that researchers thought the  Higgs boson was found but couldn’t say for certain; there was much skepticism and it needed the numbers to prove it wasn’t just an error…. Read more »