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Recently Discovered: Earth’s Oldest Ocean Crust Formed 340 Million Years Ago

Dr. Roi Granot, a scientific researcher from BGU (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) in Israel recently discovered the earth’s oldest ocean crust under the Mediterranean Sea. It is estimated the crust is 340 million years old and is a significant discover. Ocean crust is much thinner than continental crust. It is formed when volcanic […]

Scientists Discover a New Kind of Fire Called “Blue Whirl”

The University of Maryland’s’ scientists have discovered a new type of fire, which they have aptly named “Blue Whirl.” This new fire is small, whirling, transparent, and blue. It opens insights into new ways to use fire for cleaner burning, as well as opens up a wide range of potential applications, like cleaning up oil […]

The Science Behind Shooting Stars

Shooting stars light up the night sky and make for a wonderful show as they streak across the horizon. However, these are not really stars falling out of the sky, as the name would imply. Rather, they are particles of dust and meteors that have broken away from larger asteroids and comets. They range in […]

How to Motivate Kids to Love Science

Science can be an interesting subject for kids to fall in love with, as long as it is presented to them in the right context. The key to getting kids of all ages to love science is to start by considering the age of the children. For instance, if you present scientific theory and concepts […]

Studying Tips for Engineering Students

Pursuing an education in engineering can be a rewarding goal and lead to a successful career. However, the time, effort, and amount of dedication required to obtain your degree and land your dream job means you will have to develop proficient studying tips and learn how to balance these into an active university lifestyle. Stock […]

Human Connectome Project Revolutionizes What We Know About the Brain

For centuries, doctors and neuroscientists have hypothesized and (literally) dissected the brain to learn more about it and how it works. Years of attempts at “brain-mapping” and scribbling in lab notebooks has led the scientific community to a series of answers, as well as controversy. Now, thanks to Matthew F. Glasser and his team at […]

The 7 Biggest Problems Facing Science, According to 270 Scientists

In recent years, the public has turned an interested eye to science like never before. In part this is due to a few movies that have made the public more aware of how interesting science really is, but each scientist may look at his or her lab notebook in frustration more often than not. That […]