Intelligent Machines Can Learn to Evolve

The living brain is nature’s greatest masterpiece. The ability that it gives us to remember and utilize certain pieces of information involves complicated and unique processes we take advantage of every second of our lives. Now look at the computer. We generally think of computers as concrete stores of information, that process that information in concrete...

New Stem Cell Procedure can Treat Paralysis

Have you ever witnessed a healing miracle? Well, in a recent study, scientists used engineered tissue containing human stem cells (among other substances) to slightly heal the spines of paralyzed mice with spinal injuries, and enable them to walk again and regain sensory perception. This is monumental, because recovering substantially after spinal injuries is unheard...

Can Science Produce a Longer Lasting Christmas Tree?

Has Science Found a Way to Produce a Longer Lasting Christmas Tree? The holiday season is upon us, and for many families, that means it is also time to select a Christmas tree. And if you’re like more than 80 percent of Americans who celebrate Christmas, you’ll be taking a trip to the store and...

Does Thanksgiving Turkey Really Make you Sleepy?

Thanksgiving is a holiday surrounded by tradition, whether it be cooking all day, playing a game of flag football, or enjoying an annual post-dinner nap. Most people attribute the drowsiness they feel after a large Thanksgiving meal to the turkey, but many scientists disagree. While there are many aspects of a Thanksgiving dinner that may...

Early Exposure to Allergens Can Reduce the Risk of Asthma

Around 25 million Americans have asthma, and that number is only growing. Asthma is also the leading chronic disease in children, causing difficulty breathing, wheezing, and tightness in the chest, among other symptoms. It is previously known that the severity of asthma is affected by the environment a child grows up in. Recently, researchers have...

Climate Change and Poverty

The effects of climate change have already been felt within communities, like the delay of snow on the North Coast during the winter of 2017, and 2016 being observed as the hottest year on historical record. Most people seem happy about the hotter weather- they get to enjoy more beach days, shovel less snow, and...

New Smart Bandage Creates More Efficient Healing of Wounds

The healing process for chronic wounds can be time consuming and troublesome. The wounds must be treated with a great amount of care and instruction. So, wouldn’t it be convenient to have a bandage that was able to control and care for the wound itself? “Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and...

Can We Clean Up Our Oceans?

Scientists are discovering that water pollution is worse than we think. There are microscopic pieces of plastic that exist in the ocean at concentrations up to 400,000 in the top .5m of the surface of the ocean called microplastics. The microplastics focused on in this study are plastic particles smaller than 5 mm in length...

Can Dogs Adopt Humans’ Perspectives?

In order to understand the emotions of others, humans typically adopt the perspectives of others. In the animal kingdom, this is a highly debated topic. However, recent research has suggested that dogs may also attribute mental states to others in order to better understand their human counterparts. Research Researchers conducted a basic Guesser-Knower study on...

3D Printing Helps Doctors Treat Heart Disorders

3D printing, a new technology field that is open to much improvement, is beginning to affect the way doctors are treating heart disorders. 3D heart models are giving doctors a more clear understanding of a patient’s specific problem, while at the same time, bioprinting is helping heal hearts that have been damaged from a heart...