President Trump, you need a lesson in autism – here it is

President Trump, you need a lesson in autism – here it is

“So what’s going on with autism?” wondered US President, Donald Trump, in a recent discussion with educators at the White House. “When you look at the tremendous increase, it’s really – it’s such an incredible – it’s really a horrible thing to watch, the tremendous amount of increase.” Is President Trump right? Is there a…

Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while that was nearly 100 years ago, the tale illustrates the real fundamentals of the nanoscience researchers are working on today. Nanoscience is the study of molecules that are one billionth of…

Could Life Survive In The TRAPPIST-1 System?

Could Life Survive In The TRAPPIST-1 System?

To hell with our Solar System, with its measly four rocky planets. TRAPPIST-1 40 light-years away has seven, at least three of which might be habitable. Understandably, the discovery of these planets made headline news this past week. But what might life be like in this system? Well, it might be quite different to here, if…

Saving What We Can – Fifty Shades Of Coral To Be Preserved

Saving What We Can – Fifty Shades Of Coral To Be Preserved

A collaboration between some of the world’s leading marine biologists and three major philanthropic organizations has set a goal of saving 50 of the world’s most important coral reefs. Eventually, these may be used to restore the wealth of the oceans, once we get global warming under control. The 50 Reefs project represents a damning indictment of…

Here's What Happens When You Break Up With A Narcissist

Here's What Happens When You Break Up With A Narcissist

It is challenging and exhausting being romantically involved with a narcissist, but they can also cause havoc when they leave. Break ups are always hard, but when you’ve been in a relationship with someone who uses others and is obsessed with themselves, it can be even harder. On the surface, narcissists can seem charming, engaging…

Take A Trip With NASA's Travel Posters For The New TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

Take A Trip With NASA's Travel Posters For The New TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

NASA is currently celebrating the recent discovery of seven temperate Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting around the star TRAPPIST-1, a mere 39 light-years away. As a small commemoration of this outstanding discovery, they have released a gorgeous new set of “space tourism” posters and infographics inspired by these new alien worlds. The spectacularly cool images were designed by…

What The Fresh Hell Is This Gigantic Furry Blob?

What The Fresh Hell Is This Gigantic Furry Blob?

New weird blob alert, people! We repeat, new weird blob alert! As is well known by now, the dark and scary sea is full of absolutely bizarre, unusual things. On occasion because the creature faces a bit of vertical exploration near the shoreline, or just because it’s died, some of these unusual lumps of matter…

Blind Termites Tiptoe Past Watchful Ants

Blind Termites Tiptoe Past Watchful Ants

Termites and ants have been at war for millions of years. The contest doesn’t seem a fair one, however, since not only are many ant species much larger than their opponents, but termites are blind, or nearly so, and equipped with less powerful jaws and weaker chemical defenses. Now, it has been discovered that termites…