Reports from the forefront of scientific advancements, as well as off-the-beaten-path quirky stories about the strange things researchers do in the name of knowledge and truth. Also, funny hashtags nerds create on Twitter.
Google searches for ‘am I blind’ inevitably spike after people ignore eclipse warnings
The terms hit max popularity moments after the eclipse.
All of the total solar eclipses you can see in the U.S. in your lifetime
Mark your calendars, the next total eclipse is in fewer than 7 years.
Here’s how to watch the solar eclipse from the safety of your computer
Draw your shades and turn on your computer.
Trump’s pick for USDA chief scientist is not a scientist—and 7 other fun facts
Sam Clovis is not a farmer, either.
NASA plans to beam a tweet into space—and it’s taking submissions
Boldly tweet where no one has tweeted before.
Climate change report leaked as Trump administration distances itself from science
The report confirms key fears about climate change.
USDA tells staff to stop using the term ‘climate change’
The USDA's censorship is the latest example of Trump brushing climate change under the rug.
This fossilized dinosaur is so well preserved you can see its skin texture
He is a Borealopelta, and he is beautiful.
Vaping helps smokers quit, according to new study
Researchers looked at survey data of 160,000 people spanning almost 15 years.
The Backyard Scientist’s molten metal gun will melt off your face
Have you ever seen anything more metal?
10-year-old spots a dino-sized mistake at the Natural History Museum in London
What a clever, pint-sized paleontologist.
Kids STEM camp to receive Trump’s $100K salary—but he’s cutting $9 billion from the Department of Education
Maybe students can tell Trump his math just doesn't add up.
A special antibody in cows could help put an end to HIV
One cow prevented 96 percent of 117 HIV types.
Scientists splice a GIF into the DNA of a living organism
The method they used could one day help treat genetic diseases.
This museum installed an entire blue whale skeleton—and the time-lapse is wild
Nature is seriously breathtaking.