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Everything You Need To Know About Ebola

10/21/14See Comments

Ebola is a scary disease, but it gets even scarier thanks to misinformation. Here are some scientifically-supported answers to some of the burning questions you...[Read More]

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Cosmigraphics: How Do You Paint The Universe’s Portrait?

10/21/14See Comments

Humans have long strived to describe the universe they find themselves in, whether they believed it was carried on the back of a giant turtle,...[Read More]

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5 Great Scientists Who Never Won A Nobel Prize

10/20/14See Comments

The Nobel Prizes can be as controversial as they are prestigious. It’s very uncommon for a scientist to make a discovery entirely on his or...[Read More]


The Women Who Shaped The Computer Age

10/16/14See Comments

One key element of The Innovators, Walter Isaacson’s new book on technological history and culture—and the focus of an upcoming World Science Festival event—is the unsung contributions...[Read More]

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This Week In Science: Dirty Rats, Moon Volcanoes, and the Hottest September Ever

10/16/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: Researchers determined that the giant, rabbit-faced...[Read More]


Smart Reads: Curt Stager’s ‘Your Atomic Self’

10/15/14See Comments

You are made of stardust—but how do the elements in that stardust become molded into such a specific shape? In his new book, Your Atomic...[Read More]


They Are Giant Steel ‘Digester Eggs’…And You’ll Never Guess What They Eat

10/14/14See Comments

Flush a toilet in Brooklyn, Queens, or lower Manhattan, and what goes down the hole generally comes to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The...[Read More]


Climate Change Is Opening Sea Route to Asia that Columbus Was Looking For

10/13/14See Comments

Christopher Columbus might be the most famous man who’s remembered for utterly bungling his original mission. The Italian-born explorer was obsessed with the idea of...[Read More]


How Quantum Computing Could Change Everything

10/10/14See Comments

On October 22, the World Science Festival will be looking at the history of dreamers, nerds, inventors, and businessmen who have shaped our digital age...[Read More]


This Week In Science: Ebola (and Fear) Spreads, A Mighty Little Pulsar, And the 2014 Nobel Prizes

10/09/14See Comments

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of this week’s most notable and quotable items: Nobel Prizes were awarded to the scientists...[Read More]