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Friend Study Finds That We Pick BFFs Who Are Genetically Similar

Friend Study: You And Your BFF Have More In Common Than You Realize

Friend study researchers have found a genetic link between you and your bestie. According to the new study, published Monday in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, people are likely to select friends who are genetically similar to themselves, to the extend that they tend to be as alike genetically as… Read more »

Algae That Can Control Its Quantum Computer Discovered

Some types of alge are able to control their quantum computers, according to researchers.

Scientists have discovered that some algae are capable of using quantum effects to optimize photosynthesis, a finding which they believe could lead to solar cells with near perfect efficiency. According to io9, the observations show that much like a quantum computer, some algae are able to scan the full range of their options to choose… Read more »

Liberal? Conservative? Blame Your Brain, Research Says

Barack Obama, Rick Perry meet to discuss the border crisis.

As America appears to become ever more polarized, liberal and conservative people alike tend to caucus and “other” their ideological opponents — and while there is an argument to be made that we’re all Uncle Sam’s children, science also seems to have a growing body of evidence to prove that our fundamental differences might be…… Read more »

Was T. Rex’s Vision Really Based On Movement?

t rex fighting

It’s a question that has plagued moviegoers since Jurassic Park was released in 1993: Could a T. Rex really only see you if you moved? Thanks to researchers at the University of Oregon, that question may finally be answered. Professor Kent Stevens has been working on a project called DinoMorph, modeling therapod dinosaurs like the… Read more »

Want To Get Into STEM Grad School? A Chemist Answers Admission Questions


The Obama administration has been one of the biggest supporters of STEM education. However, despite massive campaigns to make science and engineering education more accessible, the costs of getting into grad school remains high, while acceptance rates in prestigious universities are at their lowest. Most of the time, graduating Summa cum Laude doesn’t cut it… Read more »

First Contact? Mysterious Radio Signal From Deep Space Baffles Astronomers

The fast radio signals originated somewhere outside of the Milky Way galaxy, according to astronomers

A mysterious radio signal detected by the Arecibo telescope has excited and baffled astronomers, who have been able to determine that it originated from a source in deep space, beyond the borders of the Milky Way. The signal detected at Arecibo serves as conformation that similar signals recorded by the Parkes Radio Telescope last year… Read more »

Summer’s First Supermoon Appears Saturday Night

Summer's First Supermoon Saturday

This summer’s first supermoon will appear in the night sky on Saturday and is only the first in a lunar triple-play this summer. During Saturday night’s display, the July full moon will appear about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent closer than a normal full moon. Last year’s June full moon made headlines with its… Read more »

Milky Way Most Visible Now During Summer Months

Milky Way Galaxy most visible in July

The middle months of summer usually mean more outdoor fun for most, and while you may be out enjoying the sunshine or the beach, there’s another spectacle that happens during the summer that’s worth staying up late for – observing the Milky Way. On July 3rd, Earth will be at aphelion, its farthest point from… Read more »

Will NASA Send a Drone to Titan?

titan sub

Titan has been a NASA focus lately, thanks to its Cassini mission still ongoing there. Based on the data, they’ve learned that the moon is very similar in nature to a primitive Earth. Of course, our weather system involves water, but the Saturnian moon’s system is methane-based, but the world still has rain, albeit different… Read more »