In the spirit of keeping things simple for those enduring a post-holiday hangover, we offer some science news hors d’oeuvres to snack on before ringing in a new year with the heavy stuff.
A robot lizard that does pushups! No, it’s not the latest must-have toy this Christmas. It’s a research tool for studying “lizard-speak” in the wild.
You may have heard a study about a study saying girls’ hands have more bacteria than guys. But, as you’ll see in this ScienCentral News video, that study shows other fascinating things, like the bacteria on your right hand is different from your left and, while hand-washing is effective in combating bacteria, bacteria levels come back quickly.
The idea that “it’s better to give than receive” may not be limited to just humans. Now researchers have found a group of monkeys that seem to get pleasure from giving.
Dr. Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics, is back on the street answering your questions about time travel, nuclear fusion, and the future of particle physics in Part 2 of “Street Corner Science with Leon Lederman.”
ScienCentral is taking science to the people in its first installment of “Street Corner Science”, in which a film crew and a renowned scientist are plunked down on a busy city street corner, and an impromptu Q&A session with the public ensues!
Researchers announced that they’ll soon start human trials of a cancer fighting method that uses blood from people who may be naturally cancer resistant. For a decade the researchers have studied how this works in mice, and now they’ve received federal approval to try it in people.
Physics Nobel prize winner Dr. Leon Lederman criticizes the state of science education in the U.S. He explains who’s to blame and what it will take to make a change.
Actor Hayden Christensen and director Doug Liman were kind enough, and brave
enough, to talk to us about their understanding of teleportation in the real
world (as opposed to in their new movie, Jumper).