Category Archives: Science news

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

by Annalee Newitz

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We asked a group of scientists to tell us which scientific terms they believe are the most widely misunderstood. Here are ten of them.

CIA spies both Windows and Linux

On July 6th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon projects of the CIA. The implants described in both projects are designed to intercept and exfiltrate SSH credentials but work on different operating systems with different attack vectors.

Select Memories Can Be Erased, Leaving Others Intact

New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety, PTSD could be ‘erased’ without affecting normal memory of past events

Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University and published today in Current Biology.

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Stanford scientists have developed a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects, technology that could one day charge electric vehicles and personal devices like medical implants and cell phones.

If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would virtually eliminate concerns about their range and lower their cost, perhaps making electricity the standard fuel for vehicles.

10 Ways Earth Once Looked Like An Alien Planet

by Makr Oliver

Before humans, the world was a very different place. Our planet didn’t always look the way it does now. It’s gone through some incredible changes over the past 4.5 billion years—and they’re even wilder than you’ve imagined.

If you could step back in time and stand on the Earth millions of years ago, you wouldn’t just see a few different animals. You’d see an alien planet pulled straight out of a science fiction story.