Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Spying on penguins is as simple as taping a camera to...

By capturing penguins and strapping them with video cameras, scientists created their own “penguin cam” to learn more about how birds communicate...

Here’s the scientific reason it’s better to dilute whiskey with a...

Serious whiskey drinkers insist that it tastes better diluted with a little water — and, with the help of computer simulations, scientists...

This NASA satellite is ready to go space after having its...

Tomorrow morning, a NASA communications satellite is scheduled to launch to space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on top of an Atlas V...

Twitter partners with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s...

Twitter has partnered with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s total solar eclipse as the Moon’s shadow travels from the...

All the ways you’re wearing contact lenses wrong

About 45 million people in the US wear contact lenses — and most of them do it wrong, according to a new...

Here’s the scientific reason it’s better to drink whiskey on the...

Serious whiskey drinkers insist that it tastes better on the rocks — that is, diluted with a little water — and, with...

How the tentacles of jellyfish galaxies feed supermassive black holes

Some galaxies wander the cosmos, tentacles extending like hungry jellyfish — and now scientists have found active supermassive black holes at the...

Science doesn’t explain tech’s diversity problem — history does

In 2017, the idea that biological differences drive social inequality is considered fairly offensive. For the incurious, the taboo around this argument...

Tiny bits of plastic get to the seafloor by hitching rides...

Scientists have discovered a new way for tiny pieces of plastic to move around the ocean: through the poop and snot made...

Five cool science experiments happening during the total solar eclipse

Next week’s total solar eclipse isn’t just a chance to see a cool natural phenomenon, it’s a rare opportunity for all kinds...