The Martian Review: Science Fiction That Respects Science Fact

photo credit: He’s going to have to ‘science the shit out of this’. 20th Century Fox Share on facebook15 Share on twitter27 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services Picture yourself as an explorer in a distant and dangerous place. Something goes wrong, and you and your team have to abandon the venture…

Why Do Some Smokers Have Healthy Lungs?

photo credit: Despite smoking their entire lives, some people seem to be protected against lung disease. gdvcom/Shutterstock Share on facebook17.3K Share on twitter89 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services Smoking cigarettes, as we all know, carries with it all sorts of risks, from heart disease to mouth cancers. Yet there are still…

Teeny Tiny Snail Could Fit In A Needle’s Eye 10 Times

photo credit: New snail species, Angustopila dominikae, the only known specimen measuring the astounding 0.86 mm in shell height. Barna Páll-Gergely Share on facebook11.3K Share on twitter11 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services Researchers examining soil from China have discovered the empty, light gray shells of seven new species of land snails….

This Is The First Biofluorescent Turtle Ever Found

photo credit: The turtle was found by accident. David Gruber/National Geographic. Share on facebook53.4K Share on twitter143 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services For the first time, scientists have found a reptile that exhibits biofluorescence – which means it can emit light in a varying degree of colours. The creature, known as…

Secret Chambers Found In Tutankhamun’s Tomb

photo credit: Jaroslav Moravcik/Shutterstock Share on facebook39.9K Share on twitter168 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services The story of ancient Egypt’s iconic Queen Nefertiti is a source of ongoing intrigue and speculation. Renowned for her beauty, she was the chief wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, formerly Amenhotep IV, during the 14th century B.C.E….

Stem Cell Treatment Used To Cure Age-Related Blindness

photo credit: It’s estimated that around one in four people over 60 will develop AMD to some degree. Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova/Shutterstock Share on facebook29.7K Share on twitter58 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services As one of the leading causes of vision loss, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs due to the destruction of the…

Antibiotic Overuse Might Be Why So Many People Have Allergies

photo credit: Troubles with Shell: in 2013, its drill became stranded and had to be rescued. Aaron M. Johnson/US Air Force, CC BY-ND Share on facebook44K Share on twitter183 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services Scientists have warned for decades that the overuse of antibiotics leads to the development of drug-resistant bacteria,…

Safer Chemicals Would Benefit Both Consumers And Workers

photo credit: A New Delhi laborer’s dirtied hands after work in a shoe factory. Adnan Abidi/Reuters Share on facebook11 Share on twitter8 Share on reddit Share on google_plusone_share More Sharing Services Almost every product we purchase, use in our homes, or give to our children contains tens, if not hundreds, of chemicals. The United States…