Best of 2014

Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #91: Gender Bias in Science

Gender bias and any imbalances therein are infecting and affecting science at every level; from lab personnel makeup to tissue samples used in experiments.  This bias exists and is skewing research and threatening public...
Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #92: The Dull Brain?

Human beings are pretty unique in their ability to mentally detach ourselves from our surroundings and look inwards.  However, according to a Paper published in Nature in July of 2014, quiet contemplation is much...
Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #93: Safety Breach Closes CDC

In July, almost two dozen different government laboratories were locked down after over 80 employees at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta were potentially exposed to live Anthrax. READ MORE // Technology...
Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #94: An App for Happy

Want to be happy? Lower your expectations. READ MORE // This is the App Jihadists use Researchers from the University College London created a mathematical formula that accurately predicts people's happiness levels. According to the equation, we...
Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #95: Vantablack is the new black

Imagine how black a black hole is. That's the colour of Vantablack. In July of 2014, Surrey Nanosystems, a British company, publicly released a colour so black is absorbed 99.96 percent of the light...
Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #96: A Serious Rock

A Western Australian mining company happened across a remarkable rock in 2006; it was purple-pinkish in colour and very strange-looking.  The company handed over the rocks to geologist Peter Elliot of the South Australian...
Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #97: Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones Solved

A natural wonder has baffled scientists and researchers in Death Valley National Park for decades: large boulders seem to mysteriously move across the barren dried lakebed on their own accord.  In August, researchers announced...