Science/Tech

Facebook, Instagram users fueled by ‘likes’ are similar to ‘lab rats seeking food’

NEW YORK — For some, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are avenues for connecting more closely with relatives and friends. For others, they’re ego-boosters fueled by the showering of praise via “likes” and comments from one’s followers. According to a new international study,...

Man’s reaction to seeing color for the first time (Video)

Tyrone, who friends describe as a “genuinely awesome guy,” is an Australian photographer. Tyrone also happens to be color-blind. Despite his impairment, Ty has managed to be highly successful in a medium that relies heavily on the visual. One day, Ty’s friends decided that they wanted to give him...

Is it possible for humans to evade a bullet?

We’ve heard of the popular idiom ‘dodge a bullet.’ It’s a figure of speech and not meant to be taken literally. But can someone dodge a bullet, literally?The answers (plural) may surprise you. Yes and no. It’s all a matter of physics and circumstance. Wonder Woman...

Illegally streaming sports is trending, will pose problems in the future

Harris, in partnership with Sportico, recently conducted a poll to analyze Americans’ viewing habits in the sports world. Around 2,000 people, representing the following age groups, were surveyed:• Gen Z (ages 10 to 25)• Millennials (also known as Gen Y; ages 25 to 39)• Gen X...

Fossil fuel air pollution causes almost 1 in 5 deaths globally each year

More than 8 million people around the world die each year as a result of breathing polluted air that contains particles from fossil fuels, a new study has found. Burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil produces greenhouse gases that trap solar radiation in the atmosphere and...

Did the climate crisis enable the Coronavirus pandemic?

Experts have described the coronavirus pandemic as the kind of crisis that will become even more likely as the planet warms. But now, researchers think that climate change may have actually played a role in the emergence of the viruses that caused both SARS and COVID-19. A study published in Science of the...

How Cyber-warfare is a looming threat in the fast-changing technological world

A cyber attack is no less lethal than a nuclear attack. It could cripple financial systems, stock markets, navigation systems of ships at sea or airplanes in air, and shut down industrial or nuclear plants. Cyber-warfare is, relatively, a new phenomenon. Though the FBI had already...

Maine is a UFO hotspot, newly declassified docs say

PORTLAND, Maine — In August 2014, a man walking his dog looked up at the night sky over the city. That’s when he saw the mystery: A group of white lights, brighter than stars, traveling faster than satellites, were skimming the tree-lined horizon just behind his...

Rural vs urban divide fueled by awful internet service

For the last decade or so we’ve seen rifts worsen in America by race, social status and political ideology. However, the rural vs urban divide may be the most significant schism of them all.In fact, President Biden, in his inaugural speech Wednesday, mentioned America’s ongoing tension...

Most Animals Are Decreasing In Size As Result Of Global Warming

Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile have succeeded in explaining why ectotherms (animals whose body temperature depends mainly on environmental temperature—that is, most animals) are reducing in size as a result of global warming. Their study, published in...