Category: Science

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Earns "Buzzkill" Title, Destroys Zombie Fantasies (VIDEO)

On this past Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show, astrophysicist and “buzzkill of science” (according to Jon Stewart) Neil DeGrasse Tyson showed why he got his nickname. Things like zombies and vampires and all are all in good fun, right? Well Tyson has killed at least one of those fantasies.In a humorous segment with Daily Show host Jon […]

Think Gen-Y Is Useless? Think Again. These Kids Will Change The World (VIDEO)

The Google Science Fair is not an ordinary science fair with model volcanoes and potato batteries. Semi-finalists for the 2013 Google Science Fair created, among other things: The SQUID-jet, a bio-inspired propulsion system for underwater vehicles. Rapid Quantum Dot Solar Cell Optimization, a method on increasing the efficiency of Photovoltaic cells in solar panels. Solar Light Assisted […]

Science Gets A Sucker Punch From Climate Change Deniers (VIDEO)

In an unexpected move, the House Republican leadership pulled “The Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2013” after they received complaints from climate change deniers. This bill, introduced on May 8th with bipartisan committee support, would have created the honorary, unpaid position of Science Laureate of the United States who would promote STEM […]