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When is Manhattanhenge 2018?

Manhattanhenge 2018 is just around the corner and that means New Yorkers will get to enjoy a beautiful sunset that aligns perfectly with the New York City grid. If you enjoy beautiful, picturesque sunsets in the city, then you need to make sure you don’t miss Manhattanhenge 2018. You may...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:03pm

Playing youth tackle football leads to earlier CTE symptoms: Study

It’s now no secret that the hits most NFL players sustain during football games could lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease known as CTE that causes memory loss, aggression, confusion and more. But it’s not just those tackles in a national stadium...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:22am

City College of New York sent fruit flies into space. Here's why

There are a lot of things floating in space, and among the planets, stars and satellites, within the International Space Station, are some fruit flies from a City College of New York lab. Those fruit flies and their parasites — a type of wasp growing in space with them — may provide...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:01am

Swimmers peeing in Walden Pond is putting the iconic spot at risk

Walden Pond was a refuge for poet and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, a pristine and isolated piece of nature in Concord, Massachusetts. But the famous lake (yes, Walden Pond is actually a lake) is no longer a secret. About half a million people visit the state reservation each year, and those...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:57pm

Scientists can finally explain the sound of knuckle cracking thanks to math

Knuckle cracking is very common. Many people do it everyday instinctively, but never figure out why or what causes the popping sound.  There have been debates about what the sound of knuckle cracking is for decades, with several theories and published reports attempting to explain what’s...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:35pm

How 'loud' our thoughts are changes how we hear real sounds, study finds

Have you ever been so focused on your thoughts that you didn’t hear a noise? Or been somewhere so loud you couldn’t hear yourself think? It’s not just hyperbole. There actually is a connection between how loud your internal voice is and how loud you perceive the external world, a...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:11pm

Staten Island 2nd grader wins national science contest

Imagine there’s an app that’ll let you know when you should arrive at your doctor’s office so you can wait for the shortest amount of time. If only, right? Well, thanks to a Staten Island second grader, that app may become a reality. Sofia Babaytseva, a student at PS 50/Frank...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:13pm

Hits to the head, not concussions, cause CTE: Study

With more information coming out about chronic traumatic encephalopathy — the degenerative brain disease commonly known as CTE — there’s been a spotlight on the NFL’s “concussion crisis.” But concussions, though certainly frightening, aren’t the big worry...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:19am

Swearing can improve your physical performance, study finds

If you’ve ever let out an F-bomb or two while doing something strenuous (and who among us hasn’t?), keep the curses coming — it’s not vulgar language, it’s a scientifically-proven power boost, according to new research. A study recently published in the Journal of...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:02am

Largest planetarium in the US opens in New Jersey

If there’s one scenario in which size matters, it’s when you’re trying to show the entire known universe on one screen. The big-deal opening of the year for science nerds is the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, now open at New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center. Located just 30...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5:50pm

BU biolab gets approval to research world's deadliest viruses

Boston University’s biolab is finally approved to start its research on the world’s deadliest microorganisms in hopes of finding treatment options. The Boston Public Health Commission has given its final approval for BU’s National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL)...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:43pm

Bye-bye glitter? Scientists suggesting a ban just in time for the holidays

Glitter catches our eye, adds glitz to anything and can glam up your look on a hot night out. It also gets stuck on everything and seemingly (like beach sand) never goes away, but that isn’t why researchers are suggesting a ban on glitter. Glitter does “terrible damage” to the...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:27am

Is the Earth flat? More and more Americans think so

Sometime in the next few weeks, a California man named “Mad” Mike Hughes will launch himself 1,800 feet into the air for a mile-long ride in a homemade, steam-powered metal rocket. His goal: To prove the earth is flat. Wait, is the Earth flat? If you thought that matter was settled...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:14pm

Flat Earther rocket launch plans squashed by the government

Update Nov. 26: “Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver and flat Earther, might not have expected all the public attention to be a bad thing. A few obstacles got in the way of Hughes’ planned homemade rocket launch, including the U.S. government, disappointing many flat...

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 11:45pm

Another reason science rules: Those puppy dog eyes are just for you!

You know those people who try to tell you that your pet doesn’t really love you or only uses you for food? You know how you want to just tell them “shut up” because you know your fur-kid loves you? Now, you can tell them to “shut up” with science because a new study on...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:09am

MIT grads create wearable 'thermostat' to warm you up or cool you down whenever

From freezing offices to sweltering subway cars, sometimes the temperature of your surroundings just isn’t ideal. But when you can’t control the thermostat, what can you do? Three MIT grads created a solution: A wearable “thermostat” to warm you up or cool you down as...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:03am

Yellowstone supervolcano may errupt sooner than expected

There’s a chance a supervolcano could erupt at Yellowstone National Park a lot sooner than anticipated and destroy everything in its path. According to researchers at Arizona State University, they examined fossilized ash and minerals and determined a supervolcano could erupt in a few...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:38pm

Here is the complete list of 2017 Nobel Prize winners

Each year the Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society in the categories of Literature, Physics, Medicine or Physiology, Chemistry, Economics and Peace. The Nobel Peace Prize is given to an extraordinary individual who has made great...

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:11am

Columbia professor wins Nobel Prize in chemistry for imaging molecules of life

A Columbia University professor is one winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on innovative and better ways to capture images of biomolecules. Joachim Frank, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of biological sciences at Columbia, shares the award with Richard...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:03pm

Hey Mr. President! Neil deGrasse Tyson is taking you to school

Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to teach President Donald Trump a thing or two… about climate change and other scientific facts. Julia Pimentel from Complex interviewed the StarTalk host and asked what he’d say to Trump if he were a guest on the show. DeGrasse Tyson responded: “I...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:08pm