It makes sense that a drug designed to treat narcolepsy would be a possible mental stimulant that helps healthy people find focus for activities such as taking exams. It makes even more sense that the colleges where the research on the short term effects were performed would be Harvard and Oxford. Read More
Category - Science
Charles Darwin is widely recognized as the father of the theory of evolution. His research became the basis for the expansion of ideas concerning an old universe, gradual change amongst species, and development of modern species as a result of adjustments throughout time. There’s a flaw that he noted in his research that has never truly been explained. How did the Cambrian Explosion happen through evolution? Read More
Things above the water are often easier to understand than those things that happen in the seas. Because of the vastness, it’s impossible to know when there are plenty of fish in an area to be caught and when catching too many fish can lead to an ecological collapse. The balance is a gentle one and very difficult to predict.
In this motion graphic video, the National Aquarium shows what’s happening and offers solutions to make it easier to keep the right balance. With food shortages pulling in one direction and environmental concerns pulling in the other, this is an important issue that requires proper actions. Read More
When asked about dangerous animals, many people might say snakes, spiders, or other poisonous creatures. Others might point to ferocious animals like sharks, bears, or tigers. The savvy people might say that humans are the most dangerous. Read More
There’s a fundamental psychology behind visualizations that make them work. Reading is fine. Audio and video are often the best. When data must be seen and engulfed in order to make an impact, this is where infographics have their niche in our attentions.
In this very simple infographic from Hubshout, they explore the reasons that people like infographics, the types of infographics that people prefer, and give us hints about the direction of the infographic history. Read More
One of the scariest and riskiest operations to have performed is a heart transplant. It’s normally a last resort but is effective in eliminating many challenges that humans face. There are over 3000 heart transplants performed every year.
Knowing the facts can help you make a determination of whether you or a loved on should have one as well as giving the importance of more people to become organ donors. You can’t take your heart with you but you can help someone else live longer. Read More
It’s impossible to see into the distant future, especially when it comes to technology. Many of the things that are commonplace today were barely dreams just five years ago, yet we still have our eyes pointed to distant technological advances molded by a worldview that is more akin to Star Trek than anything that we could possibly imagine based upon the current trajectory of society. Read More
Those who smoke or who live or work in environments with pollutants in the air are in danger of becoming victims of lung cancer. Everyone is, really, but there are lifestyles that have a much higher chance than others. Read More
It really doesn’t matter which side of the debate you’re on. The facts about genetically modified organisms for food consumption is a topic the people really need to understand before making a decision. For some, it will be relatively harmless. Science and the US government will protect us and wouldn’t allow something too harmful to be put into our foods, at least that’s the perspective. On the other side of the coin, you have those who believe we’ve been bought and paid for in an effort to keep the economy propped up and the politicians’ bank accounts full. Read More