science

Topics and developments in science and medicine, presented by Omni.

Meet the Sea Scorpion
Deep beneath the Devonian ocean lurked the largest arthropod to have ever lived: the eurypterid. Sporting a javelin lancet serrated with venom teeth tipping a heavily armored tail, the enormous sea sc...
What Exactly is the Point of HSAM Research?
In the year 2000, a woman named Jill Price approached Dr. James McGaugh at the University of California, Irvine. She expressed that she had an unusual memory in which she would involuntarily relive he...
What Are These Weird Radio Signals From a Nearby Red Dwarf Star?
Astronomers are continuing to monitor a nearby red dwarf star after detecting unusual radio signals apparently coming from the star. It is hoped that additional observations will help to determine the...
Ana Maria9 days ago
I Am Not Smart Enough to Enter Mensa, But I Can Prove They Are Stupid
First, I have to define some terms, to be able to prove my point. I need to explain stupid, Mensa (and how to enter), IQ, and what IQ tests ignore. I defined stupid as one’s ability to know something ...
John Tuttle10 days ago
The White Hole—The Black Hole's Opposite
Humanity has always desired to learn more about its surroundings and tried to satisfy its curiosity. Particularly in the modern and ever-evolving age of ingenuity, human beings are constantly striving...
Pierre Roustan11 days ago
Top 3 Environmental Stories That Will Wow You
Definitely not dull. And in some cases, rather disturbing, some of these stories you'll read. Sometimes we take planet Earth for granted, but these stories are the reason why that's a massive mistake....
Alex Bernier14 days ago
Medical Paternalism And Me
Mount Vernon, Virginia December 12th, 1799 Cold air proclaims winter's arrival at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The President returns home drenched in the late afternoon, his hair covered i...
Scientific Inaccuracies in 'Star Wars'
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, the Star Wars franchise was born. The popular movies have been a hit since their creation in 1977. The series is widely known as the epitome of the science f...
Rebecca Sharrock18 days ago
What Does Being Unable To Forget Feel Like?
Whenever people hear that I’m unable to forget any day of my life, I often receive questions as to how it feels to live with all of those memories, and about whether or not my mind rests at all. My an...
Pierre Roustan20 days ago
Something Strange and Alien Invades the Coast of Northern California...
Thank the heavens, right? Or it wouldn't hurt to see a mermaid, as they may be pretty easy on the eyes, at least from a pirate's standpoint. No, instead, as the video shows, we've recently seen an influx of migrations of these organisms known as pyrosomes. Freaky-looking things.... They're Also Known as "Sea Pickles" or "Fire Bodies" And the big reason why we normally don't see this natural, alien phenomenon is that these 'organisms' populate the warmer, tropical waters -- except they seem to be...
pionic 22 days ago
New Paper Depicts NASA's Plan For A Lunar Station
The race to colonize our solar system and beyond is in full swing. There’s already an agreement between China and the European Space Agency (ESA) to set up a moon station. Intended to team up with pri...
Pouria Nazemi22 days ago
Winter Is Here, but Why?
Winter is coming! For last six years, we celebrated summer (in the northern hemisphere at least) with the promise of inevitable winter and this year finally winter is here. The Game of Thrones TV show...
Nuclear Propulsion
“Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.” Robert Oppenheimer spoke these words in July of 1945 when asked about his feelings after the Trinity test, the first successful detonation of a nuclear we...
The Warp Drive: A Crash Course In Relativity
The estimates from the Hubble Telescope suggest that there are upwards of 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Each with millions upon millions of stars (the Milky Way is a smaller galaxy with around...
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John Ames22 days ago
God vs Science
Science, it is the very cornerstone of our modern age and something that is intrinsically tied to our future on this planet. The wonders of the universe are vast and beautiful and leave me in awe with...
Matthew Kresal23 days ago
Carl Sagan's 'Billions & Billions'
More than two decades after his untimely passing, Carl Sagan's life and work continue to resonate. The famous documentary series Cosmos, which helped to make him the best-known scientist of his time, ...