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Scandal of kids posing as researchers continues to grow in South Korea

Scandal of kids posing as researchers continues to grow in South Korea

As in the US, South Korea is scrutinizing how elites get their kids into college.
Scientist rocks a ‘sparkly’ dress to inspire young girls at NASA talk

Scientist rocks a ‘sparkly’ dress to inspire young girls at NASA talk

They wanted to see that they could grow up to be a sparkly scientist. The post Scientist rocks a ‘sparkly’ dress to inspire young girls at NASA talk appeared first on The Daily Dot.
More Than 11,000 Scientists Declare ‘Climate Emergency’

More Than 11,000 Scientists Declare ‘Climate Emergency’

“Many of us feel like time is running out for us to act.”
Scientists Detect Movement on Major California Fault for First Time

Scientists Detect Movement on Major California Fault for First Time

A major California fault has begun shifting and be capable of producing an 8.0 temblor, according to scientists.

This Brainless Blob Can Solve Puzzles, Sleep and More

Officially on display at the Paris Zoo from 19 October, this unicellular organism will be the first-ever “brainless blob” to be showcased in a zoo. Despite not having a brain, the mass can complete a
Why first impressions matter even more for groups

Why first impressions matter even more for groups

“People still assume that the first member of the group is going to be diagnostic, representative, or informative for learning about the rest of the group.”
Outrage After Researchers Can’t Confirm Red Meat Causes Cancer

Outrage After Researchers Can’t Confirm Red Meat Causes Cancer

An academic study has concluded that there is little evidence eating red meat causes health problems and that most people should not reduce their meat intake, causing outrage amongst anti-meat
Scientists are boosting their reputations by citing their own work. Guess how many are women?

Scientists are boosting their reputations by citing their own work. Guess how many are women?

In academia, citations are a sign of professional influence. But scientists can game the system by citing themselves.
Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists
Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as
Scientists hope to sell vodka made from grain grown in Chernobyl's exclusion zone

Scientists hope to sell vodka made from grain grown in Chernobyl's exclusion zone

Would you drink anything distilled from crops grown within the exclusion zone surrounding a nuclear waste site? A group of scientists hope so and have created the first bottle of "Atomik," a vodka
Most Americans Do Trust Scientists, Heartening Survey Finds

Most Americans Do Trust Scientists, Heartening Survey Finds

Good news, science folk: Most of America thinks you’re pretty okay and worth listening to. According to a new report out Friday by the Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans trust scientists,
Who Protects Earth From Asteroids?

Who Protects Earth From Asteroids?

Of all the things that could end our world, an asteroid strike may be the doomsday we have the most control over.Read more...
Scientists have discovered a sea of fresh water under the ocean

Scientists have discovered a sea of fresh water under the ocean

An undersea aquifer off the US Atlantic coast has vast stores of low-salinity groundwater.
Mount Everest is now home to the world’s highest weather station

Mount Everest is now home to the world’s highest weather station

A team of scientists has created a new record with the installation of the world’s highest weather station atop Everest. Data from the expedition will help researchers better understand the effect of
Wildlife Scientist Explains In a Fascinating Twitter Thread Why Some Crows Kill Each Other

Wildlife Scientist Explains In a Fascinating Twitter Thread Why Some Crows Kill Each Other

Researcher Dr. Kaeli Swift (@corvidresearch) detailed in the following twitter thread the complicated reasons behind why crows "sometimes kill each other" and how their actions aren't isolated to

MIT Scientist’s Quest For a Bot That Can Smell As Well As a Dog

“We have $100 million worth of equipment downstairs. And the dog can beat me?” MIT scientist Andreas Mershin asks. “That is pissing me off.” Mershin aims to develop a bot that detects an antigen that
The two types of creativity that peak at different ages

The two types of creativity that peak at different ages

A new analysis of Nobel Prize winners in economics discovered notable differences between young and old victors and their thinking.
How Google treats Meredith Whittaker is important to potential AI whistleblowers

How Google treats Meredith Whittaker is important to potential AI whistleblowers

Google's alleged treatment of AI researcher Meredith Whittaker is alarming for a number of reasons, and bodes poorly for future whistleblowers.
College of Natural Science 'diversity' group at MSU: 'No science is needed to support transgender and non-binary identities'

College of Natural Science 'diversity' group at MSU: 'No science is needed to support transgender and non-binary identities'

A diversity group within the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University told students that "no science is needed to support transgender and non-binary identities" and that such support