In the early 1900s scientists in multiple labs were conducting studies which were trying to reproduce and expand on a study done by Thomas Young a century earlier. The results that concluded were so controversial that even Einstein, arguably one of the greatest physicists in history, had strong disagreements with it. And it’s no surprise…Read more A Simplified Understanding of Quantum Physics
A little over a year ago I found myself in a situation far too familiar for Americans in the 21st century - my phone was destroyed, and I needed a new one ASAP. I began searching Craigslist for a Samsung Galaxy S6, a phone which I had heard good things about, when suddenly I saw…Read more Virtual Reality: The Future of Entertainment?
Of course women can be scientists. In fact, some of the greatest discoveries in human history were made by women! But that doesn't change the fact that female scientists are grossly underrepresented in cultures all around the world - including the United States. A research article published in the journal PLOS ONE analyzed gender stereotypes…Read more Can Women Be Scientists?
One of the most underappreciated holidays in the United States has finally arrived - Darwin Day. On February 12, 1809, Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, and was the fifth of six children. While at first he carried after his father by pursuing medical science, he eventually shifted his focus to natural history…Read more Happy Darwin Day!
With the arrival of our new commander in chief, political, religious, or philosophical beliefs that were once considered taboo are now scattered throughout the masses on a daily basis. If you have been living under a rock for the past few months, just take a look at basically any source of media and you will…Read more Cognitive Dissonance: Public Enemy Number One
For decades the debate has raged on regarding whether or not climate change can be attributed to human CO2 production. Those within the scientific community have spent countless hours and billions of dollars researching the way that our planets climate shifts in response to dozens of factors and are quite convinced that humans are the…Read more Why Won’t People Accept Climate Science?