Astronomy in Shakespeare

Astronomy in Shakespeare: How Many of His Plays Were Influenced by the Stars

Signs of the stars abound in Shakespeare’s work. There are, of course, obvious points when he directly uses stars in…

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The Great Barrier Reef Is in Great Danger

In honor of Earth Day, it’s important to give attention to the Great Barrier Reef, which is technically the largest…

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JAXA Working to Restore Malfunctioning X-Ray Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency — also known as JAXA — is working desperately to regain communications with malfunctioning x-ray…

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Renewables Could Replace Your Energy Sources

If you’re the kind of person who cares about the planet and making eco-friendly choices in your daily life, you’re…

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The Science Behind Body Sprays

Smell is a powerful sense. Humans can recognize thousands of fragrances with a pair of small odor-detecting patches consisting of five…

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What We Can Learn from Scott Kelly’s Year in Space

Two people recently returned to Earth after spending roughly a full year in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS).…

7 Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction

Even scientists need a little inspiration sometimes. While many of the inventions we were “promised” years ago have yet to be…

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How Do Neurons Respond to Placebos?

Expectation is a powerful force in the brain. Pavlov’s dogs, for example, were conditioned over time to expect food any…

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Learning from the Paris Climate Agreement

The final meeting of the Paris Climate Agreement on Saturday, December 12th marked the end of a monumental event where ministers…

Refund to Rewards: Splurge on Tech With Your 2016 Tax Returns

It’s tax return season! All year long, you worked hard for your income. You were on top of your finances…