Inspiring Discoveries


Science in Quotes: The Purpose of Research

October 30, 2011, 8:19 am

It must be for truth’s sake, and not for the sake of its usefulness to humanity, that the scientific man studies nature.

How Reindeer Cool Down Their Red Noses

October 27, 2011, 7:28 am

Every Christmas, children imagine nine reindeer laboring hard to pull Santa’s heavily loaded sleigh, their dense coats perfect for keeping them warm on the coldest of nights.

Friendship Helps to Reduce Childhood Stress

October 26, 2011, 6:55 pm

Fourth graders have lower stress levels when experiencing peer exclusion if they have good friends, according to new research from the Netherlands.

Stretchy ‘Super Skin’ Can Feel Pressure

October 26, 2011, 2:54 pm

Android-like robots with supple touch-sensitive skin are a possibility thanks to new research from Stanford University with the ultimate goal of restoring functionality to [...]

Teen Obesity Associated With Lack of Sleep

October 24, 2011, 9:06 am

Adolescents who sleep less than eight hours per night may be more likely to put on weight, according to a new study by researchers in Texas.

Potential Einsteins Celebrate World Mole Day

October 23, 2011, 8:59 am

From 6:02 a.m to 6:02 p.m. on Oct. 23 people the world over will commemorate Avogadro’s Number, or simply a “mole” if you prefer.

Science in Quotes: Being Objective and Uninfluenced by Preconceptions

October 23, 2011, 8:46 am

A man should look for what is.

First National Archaeology Day Celebrates American History

October 22, 2011, 10:20 am

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) invites everyone to “Indulge your inner Indiana Jones” on Oct. 22.

World's Smallest Periodic Table Engraved Onto a Human Hair

October 21, 2011, 9:14 am

The world’s smallest version of a periodic table is seen being carved onto a strand of Dr. Martyn Poliakoff’s hair, Professor of Chemistry at the UK’s University of Nottingham.

Number of Facebook Friends Associated With Brain Regions

October 19, 2011, 3:29 pm

The number of friends a person has on Facebook correlates with the size of particular regions in the brain, and may be a reflection of how many “real-world” friends people are [...]

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