Category Archives: SCIENCE & TECH

Floods, Earthquakes, Zomies? How prepping for Zombies Became The CDC’s go to

If you’re a horror or zombie fan at all, you’ve had the conversation. Where would you go, what weapons would you bring, and who would be on your zombie apocalypse team? While it seems far-fetched, planning for zombies might be the best way to get people ready for nature’s real-life worst.

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The Lightsaber: Science v. Fiction

An elegant weapon from a more civilized age, the lightsaber has fascinated fans and inspired scientists, but will the Jedi here on Earth ever have a chance to wield one?

The premiere of the ultimate weapon of the future (past?) in the 1977 film Star Wars changed backyard battles around the world, transforming everything from wrapping paper tubes to broom handles into glowing, vwooming, bone slicing sabers. Surely this was something science would solve by the time you reached adulthood, but alas, it was not.

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Science 2014: The Year In Review

The confetti has been swept up, the hangovers have receded and the new year has begun. But before we carry on marching forward into the unknown, let’s take a moment to appreciate the scientific achievements of 2014 that will carry us through 2015 and beyond. Continue reading Science 2014: The Year In Review

Are Ravens As Socially Savvy as Humans?

There are nearly 10,000 species of birds on Earth. They live on every continent and come in every color, but many aspects of bird culture have remained a mystery to humans. What is now becoming clear though, is that these bird-brain descendants of the ancient dinosaurs are smarter than we thought. Continue reading Are Ravens As Socially Savvy as Humans?