Following in the footsteps of the Women’s March on Washington, the March for Science promises to be the biggest public demonstration against the Trump administration’s assault on evidence-based scientific research. But just like the Women’s March before it, it looks like plans for the march are being compromised by infighting among organizers over what the event should stand for, whether it should be explicitly political and who is best placed to represent the concerns of th...
The Kickstarter campaign to bring back the cult favorite program Mystery Science Theater 3000 went down as one of the most-well-funded Kickstarters in the website's history, generating over $5.7 million USD in donations. Originally aired on Comedy Central and The Sci-Fi Channel, the first incarnation of Mystery Science Theater 3000 was guided by creator and initial host Joel Hodgson and yielded two Emmy Award nominations. Set to debut on April 14, the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 w...
High-intensity interval training or HIIT as it is affectionately known in gyms around the world may be the key, so science says, to reversing the ageing process. A new study published in journal Cell Metabolism, suggests that short bursts of intense exercise combined with more moderate exercise can do wonders for your body in terms of reversing age-related cell changes. Mayo Clinic Scientists monitored two groups of men and women, split into age ranges (young: 18–30 years and older: 65–80 y...
Why we can’t get enough What is it about the three Cs: Chocolate, cheese, and chips? For some reason, we can never get enough of them. But wanting to chow on a particular food is one thing, being addicted to it is another. Fact is, you can become addicted to a certain food, and you can blame your brain’s response to it. That’s because certain foods elicit a release of dopamine in the brain, which can lead to more cravings for that particular treat, especially when it comes to f...
Who says science isn't sometimes also art? The winning photos from the Wellcome contest offer both scientific insight and incredible art, from the subject to the techniques used to create the image. The post Put a frame on it: These award-winning science photos could hang in an art gallery appeared first on Digital Trends.
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) has cancelled Physics and Computer science paper of Class 12 following theft of question papers from a centre. Some question papers and answer sheets were allegedly stolen from the examination centre at Government Senior Secondary School, Nichar in Kinnaur district, raising apprehension that the papers might have been leaked. The matter came to notice of HPBOSE when the principal of the school informed about the theft. Deputy ...
The next time you order a mocha latte from your local barista, you’re not just getting your hot coffee with a chocolate-y twist—you’re delivering some seriously good stuff to your brain. We know this because a smart team of people from Clarkson University and University of Georgia have done the tricky science part for us. According to the research, published January in the journal BMC Nutrition, the combination of caffeine and chocolate in a mocha latte create a superpower duo all ...
In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. The post Weekly Rewind: The science of fidget toys, flying cars, and Bugs Bunny cuts the cord appeared first on Digital Trends.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen shoots purple Allen School T-shirts into the crowd at a University of Washington celebration of the school’s establishment. Spectators include Allen School director Hank Levy, Microsoft President Brad Smith and UW President Ana Mari Cauce. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) There’s no question that an extra $50 million will raise the University of Washington’s profile in computer science and engineering – but how high can it rise? How worried shoul...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen inside the Paul Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Photo via University of Washington. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen will make a $40 million gift to the University of Washington’s computer science and engineering program — a historic act of philanthropy that university officials say will put the UW and Seattle region at the forefront of the technology revolution for decades to come. Allen’s gift, co...
Thanks to science and technology, more and more of the tiny, hidden parts of life become illuminated. Recently, the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards announced the finalists for the best science images from the past year. The photos and renderings document advancements made in 3D-printed reconstructions, microscopic imaging, and graphic visualizations of collected data. The mix includes an AI contact lens, a bioluminescent Hawaiian bobtail squid, a 3D reconstruction of white matter language pathways of...
The so-called March for Science is a social justice movement planning a major demonstration next month to oppose President Trump’s policies on science and the environment. Its promoters have courted the progressive crowd, and now they’re reaping the consequences. Namely, they recently came under fire for using the word “female.” In late February, the organizers tweeted out a question: “Are you a female who thought about doing engineering but decided against it? Why? What can the ...
Researchers and academics around the world are in the crosshairs of an assault on the worth of the scientific method. Here’s how to stand up for science. We’re living in anti-science times. Donald Trump has denied climate change, spread unfounded claims about the links between vaccines and autism, and vociferously defended his false beliefs about voter fraud, among other affronts against facts revealed by the scientific method. Whatever your politics, this approach to science will hav...
NEW DELHI: With several incidents of placing obstruction on railway tracks and attempts of cutting of railway tracks reported recently, railway ministry is seeking to have a dedicated forensic science laboratory to investigate such cases.  This comes after the ministry is also working to have a dedicated investigation agency to look into cases of sabotage and other attempts to damage railway property.   Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu also held a discussion about improving rail s...
(HyperSciences Image) HyperSciences, a startup that uses rockets to drill for geothermal energy, has raised $690,000 of a $1 million funding round. The fresh cash comes from Washington Research Foundation, Kick-Start II, Cowles Company and The Toolbox, HyperSciences CEO Mark Russell confirmed on Friday. The Spokane, Wash. startup is designing new drilling methods to make it more cost-effective to access geothermal energy. It will use the funding to continue development of its HyperDrill and ...
IMPHAL: The People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), the political front which iconic activist Irom Sharmila launched last year, is hoping to do well in next month’s Assembly elections by “whistling” the conscience of Manipur.   “Whistle means many things. We are trying to become whistleblowers. We go around places whistling to try and awaken the conscience of Manipur, particularly its youth. By whistling, we try to wake up people,” PRJA convenor ...
We’ve all been there: It’s seven in the morning, and your sleepy brain desperately needs caffeine—like five minutes ago. But, as the label on your cuppa warns, drinking your Starbucks right away is sure to leave your tongue scalding. (Let’s not forget the infamous hot coffee lawsuit.) You’ve tried blowing on the steam; you’ve tried waiting patiently. Yet it seems as though you’re at the mercy of your burning hot cup of java. What to do? Fortunately, we̵...
“There is no hiding from climate change. It is real and it is everywhere.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!” — President Donald Trump Ah, politicians. Where would we be without them? The world apparently needs stand-up generalizers, men and women who are willing to sweep aside all doubt with bold declarations and policies about some of the most complex subjects known to man—even subjects about which they personally know very...
Lab-coated scientists get their pictures taken after a “Stand Up for Science” rally in downtown Boston’s Copley Square. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) BOSTON – Hundreds of science-minded demonstrators converged on Boston over the weekend to test a prototype for the March for Science, a campaign that’s expected to bring out more than a million people around the globe on April 22. Sunday’s “Stand Up for Science” rally took place during the height of this...
LYNYRD SKYNYRD'S “Sweet Home Alabama” is a strange choice of song to open a rally of scientists. Written in 1973, the southern anthem was a response to Neil Young’s critique of the barbaric treatment of African-Americans in the South—it tells the Canadian songwriter to mind his own business. Ronnie Van Zant, the lead singer, addresses him directly, singing: “I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don't need him around anyhow”. On the afternoon of February 19th, in Boston’s...