10 Facts About CERN Large Collider You Need To Know – OpEd

By Robert Bridge* In September, Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will smash together sub-atomic particles at nearly the speed of light, an unprecedented experiment that has some of the leading voices in the world of science – and religion – sounding the alarm on the risks involved. CERN is perhaps most famous for its discovery … Continue reading 10 Facts About CERN Large Collider You Need To Know – OpEd

Frogs’ Irrational Choices Could Reform Understanding Of Animal Mating

In the attempt to choose a mate, it’s no surprise that females will select the more “attractive” of two males, but now a new study reveals that female túngara frogs are susceptible to the “decoy” effect, where the introduction of a third, inferior mate results in the female choosing the less attractive of the first … Continue reading Frogs’ Irrational Choices Could Reform Understanding Of Animal Mating

Supermassive Black Holes Found In Quasar Nearest Earth

Two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, were found using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope by a University of Oklahoma astrophysicist and his Chinese collaborator. The discovery of two supermassive black holes–one larger one and a second, smaller one–are evidence of a binary black hole and suggests that supermassive … Continue reading Supermassive Black Holes Found In Quasar Nearest Earth

Sumatran Rhino Extinct In The Wild In Malaysia

Leading scientists and experts in the field of rhino conservation state in a new paper that it is safe to consider the Sumatran rhinoceros extinct in the wild in Malaysia. The survival of the Sumatran rhino now depends on the 100 or fewer remaining individuals in the wild in Indonesia and the nine rhinos in … Continue reading Sumatran Rhino Extinct In The Wild In Malaysia

Wikipedia Entries On Politically Controversial Science Topics Vulnerable To Information Sabotage

Wikipedia reigns. It’s the world’s most popular online encyclopedia, the sixth most visited website in America, and a research source most U.S. students rely on. But, according to a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, Wikipedia entries on politically controversial scientific topics can be unreliable due to information sabotage. Related: Wikimedia Responds: Despite … Continue reading Wikipedia Entries On Politically Controversial Science Topics Vulnerable To Information Sabotage