CAMBRIDGE, MA – Physicists Kip Thorne and Stephen Hawking, along with producer Lynda Obst, are in talks with DreamWorks about their treatment for a new science fiction film. A renowned black hole physicist, Thorne served as the chief scientific consultant for the 2014 film Interstellar. Thorne spoke at an event on the science of Interstellar […]Read more "Physicist Kip Thorne, Science Advisor for Interstellar, Discusses New Film"
This was a big week for big news…literally. Fossils of the largest dinosaur, largest saltwater crocodile, and largest giraffe all made headlines. The World Health Organization announced on January 14 that the Ebola epidemic was “officially over,” only to unfortunately announce a new flare-up less than 24 hours later. In the US, President Barack Obama and […]Read more "The Science Week in Review: January 11-17"
2016 has just begun but it has already been a fantastic week for science news. Researchers have discovered an ancient stomach bug in the remains of Otzi the Iceman, the creators of the popular “brain training” Lumosity were fined $2 million for unsubstantiated claims, and doubts have been cast on the old adage that you are […]Read more "The Science Week in Review: January 1-10"
If you love cheese, you might as well be doing crack. Or at least that’s what you might gather from recent health news vilifying one of America’s favorite fatty foods. MTV news said “Science declares what we all know: Pizza is the most addictive food.” And the LA Times was one of many outlets […]Read more "Opinion: Is Cheese Basically Dairy Crack?"
After a two year hiatus, “season two” of the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN began on April 5, 2015, and scientists from all over the world are hoping for this to be the biggest smashing success yet. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is often described as a big tube that physicists use […]Read more "Particle Accelerator “Season Two” Begins"
The Science Week in Review: March 29, 2015 This past week’s big science stories include the discovery of a new giant salamander-like beast from the Late Triassic period with a toilet-seat-shaped face, good news about the Ebola epidemic, and this weekend’s feature story about the launch of US Astronaut Scott Kelly on the beginning of […]Read more "The Science Week in Review – March 29, 2015"
Stars and galaxies, flora and fauna of the rainforest, exotic creatures of the seas, a few dinosaurs, a few more cocktails to go with them, music, a tiny bit of dancing, and the priceless look of wonder on everyone’s faces. The Thursday Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences was nothing short of a young, […]Read more "Nightlife: Cocktails and the Cosmos Collide"
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