Science in society

How scientific choices need to be made, bearing in mind the effect it could have to society

The Environmental Effects of Deodorant and Its Production

Traditional production of deodorant involves chemical preservatives and compounds detrimental to the environment. Many deodorant manufacturers are moving away from using these ingredients. Instead, they are exploring all-natural alternatives. This enables deodorant manufacturers to provide eco-friendly products. Plus, it helps these manufacturers stand out from rivals.   Read more [...]

Why the naked ape really has pubic hair

The evolutionary origin of pubic hair in humans remains a diverting puzzle. Why, uniquely among the apes—and all other mammals—do we have a patch of hair in the pubic region but little elsewhere? The other great apes have less hair there than we have, so our evolution of hairlessness, evidently in parallel with our evolution of upright bipedalism, calls attention to the counterintuitive gain of pubic hair. Read more [...]

Black holes as rejuvenating systems of the universe

Jets from the black holes in the centers of some galaxies are well documented by astronomical observations. The mechanism that forms these jests is not well-understood yet. We extended the mass-energy equivalence principle to the universal space where a given physical object diminishes the energy density of space in its center exactly for the amount of its energy. In today’s physics is understood that universal space is a type of energy often named “superfluid quantum space”. Read more [...]

5 Reasons Why Mobile Technology Can Provide Better Patient Care

It doesn’t take an in-depth look at the healthcare industry today to observe a large increase in application and implementation of various technologies. From robotic surgical arms to a tablet device utilized in virtually every doctor’s visit to capture patient health data in real time, there’s no question that technology is becoming deeply entrenched in how healthcare is administered. This can create a number of substantial benefits for both patients and for medical professionals alike. One of the largest categories of technological implementation in healthcare is that of mobile technology, or the ways that mobile smart devices and similar can be used to propel patient care. Here are a few ways that mobile technology is changing the game for healthcare provision and the patient experience. Read more [...]

How Educators Are Using Big Data To Improve Their Work

As an educator, you're always looking for ways in which you can improve your work, and help your students succeed. One way that educators are working on this right now is with big data. With the application of data science, educators can spot patterns and help students get the most out of their time in class. Here are just a few ways that big data is being used in education right now. Read more [...]

The problem with science comics: uncritical images and ideology of research

Academics are increasingly using comic books to teach and communicate science, even as strong, unbiased evidence of the effectiveness of doing so is missing. A recent review found that empirical research on the effectiveness of comics in science Read more [...]