articles tagged: scientific research
trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms
# science

trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms

The right manufactured a free speech crisis on college campuses and President Trump may be giving them a tool to hold the nation’s R&D labs hostage while demanding the spotlight.

we know that green spaces mean healthy minds. now we need to act on that data.
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we know that green spaces mean healthy minds. now we need to act on that data.

A new Danish study confirms that being surrounded by greenery improves mental health. As more of us move into rapidly growing cities and aim to explore space, we need to plan for a greener future.

why your ancestry test probably isn’t that accurate
# science

why your ancestry test probably isn’t that accurate

Before you get your DNA tested, remember that most of the baseline samples used to process your genome only come from three countries and your reports will feature a lot of asterisks.

world of weird things podcast: why we need particle colliders
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world of weird things podcast: why we need particle colliders

Particle colliders seem like an ideal example of esoteric, purely curiosity-driven science. But we’ve actually been enjoying the fruits of their discoveries for decades now.

the cognitive paradox of a political hardliner
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the cognitive paradox of a political hardliner

A new study shows that people with hardline political views are more confident in their decisions, no matter how minor, than moderates. But we still don’t know why...

when scientists explore the dark side of meditation with buddhist monks
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when scientists explore the dark side of meditation with buddhist monks

Researchers want you to know that immersing yourself in your own mind isn’t all sunshine and enlightenment.

when climate change contrarians actually have a point
# science

when climate change contrarians actually have a point

A recent paper with a grim notice about the planet’s warming oceans was wrong according to a climate change contrarian. Its authors agree.

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow
# politics

if you care about science, technology, and the future, vote tomorrow

The 2018 midterms may be the most important vote today’s generations will cast for science, technology, and the basic social contract in America. The future is at stake, literally.

how studying falling antimatter can eventually help us treat cancer
# science

how studying falling antimatter can eventually help us treat cancer

CERN wants to investigate how antimatter falls by creating and dropping anti-hydrogen atoms, adding to our understanding of particle physics and its applications.

ten billion times stronger than steel: scraping under the surface of a neutron star
# space

ten billion times stronger than steel: scraping under the surface of a neutron star

Nuclear pasta isn’t exactly an awe-inspiring name, but it may be the strongest substance in the universe and it’s found in only in the crust of neutron stars.

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