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.
New study shows antiretroviral treatment prevents HIV transmission
In nearly 1,000 couples studied, no negative partner contracted HIV from his positive partner.
Wikipedia just won’t let this Black female scientist’s page stay
Clarice Phelps likely was the first Black woman to have contributed to the discovery of a new element.
Everyone is celebrating Katie Bouman, the woman behind the black hole image
Hooray for women in STEM!
Teen turns Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA’ into rap about actual DNA for extra credit
DNA might be the next big topic in hip-hop.
4 women have now accused Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual misconduct (updated)
Allegations made in 2014 led to more women coming forward.
1,600 scientists sign open letter against defining gender as a binary
The signees include nine Nobel laureates.
AI sepsis diagnosis more reliable than physicians, study finds
We may be getting closer to diagnosis by computer.
This YouTube scientist thought he could live in a tiny biodome for 3 days—he was wrong
A climate change awareness campaign falls short.
Bulls**t climate change video gets millions of views on Facebook
An environmental scientist is calling the platform out.
Rising sea levels are threatening our internet infrastructure
Key internet infrastructure could be completely submerged in fewer than 15 years.
Scientists figured out a way to implant holographic brain images
The experiment invites comparisons to science fiction—and the fears that this technology will inevitably be used for mind control. But are they valid?