Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness, motivate

So I didn’t realize it was already Asteroid Day 2017. That might have something to do with having no idea Asteroid Day existed until just a few minutes ago though. But, I think I have an excuse though. Asteroid Day has only been around two years. It hasn’t made its way into the broad public consciousness yet. I just learned about it by chance myself, … Continue reading Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness, motivate

Antartica may lose one-fourth of ice by 2100

So, we know that the North Pole is heading toward being ice free, possibly this summer. Even if it doesn’t quite get there this year, it looks to be an inevitability. But what about Antartica? We all know that a massive glacier the size of Delaware will break off Antartica sometime within the next few days, if it hasn’t already. But despite it’s massive size, … Continue reading Antartica may lose one-fourth of ice by 2100

AI handles job interviews for Unilever

Looking for a job? We’ve all heard that we’re going to lose our jobs to robots in the near future. Some of us know that there’s technology developing that will eventually displace us from our jobs. Then there are others who are sort of like “meh, they can’t replace me.” So, imagine showing up to a job interview and instead of seeing a person, you’re … Continue reading AI handles job interviews for Unilever

Goop ‘Body Vibe’ stickers need rubes to stick on

Ever hear of Goop? Probably, if you watch daytime talk shows at least or if you spend anytime looking at science news. If you scanned the headlines today, you’d see Goop is ridiculed for  promoting “Body Vibes” stickers, which had, until the last few days, claimed to be made of “NASA space suit material” to “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies.” Somebody thought to contact … Continue reading Goop ‘Body Vibe’ stickers need rubes to stick on

Despite ‘ban’ Yulin Dog Meat Festival persists

Hey, remember a couple of weeks ago when I said that the Chinese government put a one-week ban on the sell of dog meat? Well, that week is over and the Yulin Dog Meat Festival is underway. The festival began June 21 and ends this Friday. Most of us that know anything about the festival knew the ban would be either largely unenforced or ignored. … Continue reading Despite ‘ban’ Yulin Dog Meat Festival persists

Planet X/Nine unnecessary for clusters on solar system’s fringe

Planet X (or 9) has been speculated for sometime. What is Planet X? Well, if you know anything about astronomy, you’ll know that our solar system has eight planets and sever dwarf planets. Beyond Neptune is the Kuiper Belt, which contains many icy bodies around the size of Pluto. Astronomers noticed some of the dwarf planets and icy objects tend to follow orbits that cluster … Continue reading Planet X/Nine unnecessary for clusters on solar system’s fringe

Come on back Polio: Anti-Vaxx supporters get big win from EU court

Being anti-science and anti-vaxx go hand in hand. Look at Donald Trump, he has said he believes climate change is a hoax. He has also hinted at anti-vaccination views, which led to rumors going around that he tapped famous anti-vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr. to lead a panel on “vaccination safety.” So when Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, no one was really surprised. The … Continue reading Come on back Polio: Anti-Vaxx supporters get big win from EU court

Flat Earthers use Internet to grow, spread stupidity

I’ve heard of the “flat earth” theory before. I just had a difficult time believing anyone believed it. I still do. But, I read this: Nathan Thompson, the founder of the ‘Official’ Flat Earth and Globe Discussion Page, confronted a man he claims is a Nasa scientist in a Starbucks. The alleged Nasa worker was just trying get a coffee when the conspiracy theorist approached him saying … Continue reading Flat Earthers use Internet to grow, spread stupidity

Vancouver mulls banning retail dog, cat sales

If you aren’t aware of it, a lot of cities in the U.S. and Canada are banning the retail sale of cats and dogs inside pet stores. Nationwide chains Petsmart and Petco don’t sell cats and dogs in their stores, instead hosting animals for adoption from local animals controls and shelters. Now Canada’s most important and largest west coast city is possibly joining the trend. Vancouver … Continue reading Vancouver mulls banning retail dog, cat sales

Kepler introduces world to 219 exoplanets

It’s a big day for people into space exploration. Kepler, NASA’s space telescope, has released a mission catalog that introduces 219 new planet candidates. Of that 219, about 4.5 percent, planets are rocky and near earth sized and orbit their suns in what could be called the “habitable zone,” meaning they aren’t too hot or too cold for liquid water to pool on their surfaces. … Continue reading Kepler introduces world to 219 exoplanets