Science

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Molestation Suspect Exaggerated Job History; South Bay Science Camp For Kids Failed To Reference Check

Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla, the former camp counselor at Walden West in Santa Clara County, appears to have exaggerated his job history in order to with kids at the popular science camp.

06/15/2015

A Chinese scientist works at the national laboratory of medical genetics of China in Central South University June 19, 2006 in Changsha city, Hunan province of China. The lab was founded in 1972. In 1991, the laboratory was selected and founded by the national government as the national laboratory of medical genetics.The research in the lab focuses on mapping, identification, and functional analysis of the hereditary disease linked genes. Its research has recently been extended to gene therapy and human cell. Scientists in the lab have contributed more than 300 scientific publications since its establishment. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Women Scientists Show What #DistractinglySexy Looks Like After Nobel Laureate’s Sexist Remarks

Women scientists everywhere are revealing “distractingly sexy” photos of themselves after a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist said there was “trouble with girls” working in laboratories. (Via KBCWtv)

06/11/2015

Rear view of a young woman carrying a surfboard on the beach, Hawaii, USA

Ewww…. Surfer Butts The Focus Of Scientific Research Into Ocean Bacteria

Call it the most literal “beach bum” study ever. Occasionally in science, the topic of your research and the perfect subjects in which to study it correlate in unique ways, case in point — surfers and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More specifically, surfer’s colons.

06/11/2015

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3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

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Why Music Sounds Bad Or Good: Your Brain Knows The Next Note

As the concert begins, your brain is anticipating some essential properties of the sound and may even be adjusting what you will hear toward what you are expecting, all in milliseconds.

06/10/2015

Venus and Jupiter, shine brightly in the east at dawn, near a wildlife refuge on the Caspian Sea. (Getty Images)

Watch As Venus, Jupiter ‘Collide’ This Month

Skywatchers are in for a special celestial treat this month as Venus and Jupiter draw close together.

06/09/2015

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20-Year-Old Dutch Inventor Crowd-Funding Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup Effort

A 20-year-old Dutch inventor is crowd-funding a new cleanup effort that first must measure how much plastic we’re dealing with in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean.

06/08/2015

A block diagrams of a building constructed on a three part foundation system.  (Arx Pax, LLC)

Hovering Homes? Bay Area Tech Company Files Patent To ‘Float’ Buildings During Earthquakes, Floods

A Bay Area company responsible for creating what could be the first functioning hoverboard thinks it now has a way to keep a building from moving during a major earthquake with the very same technology.

06/04/2015

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Giggle Gene Discovered By UC Berkeley Researchers

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University say they’ve found the “giggle gene” responsible for the regulation of serotonin that makes some us more prone to spontaneous smiles and bursts of laughs.

06/04/2015

Two people photographing their food in a café with their smartphones. (Getty Images)

Google Developing Calorie-Counting App To Analyze Your Instagram Food Porn

Google is now developing an artificial intelligence app that counts the calories of food in your Instagram post.

06/03/2015

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