Astronomy As A Tourist Attraction

Astronomy As A Tourist Attraction

I travel a lot, and during my travels I have encountered many places where astronomy is a central part of tourism. Especially in the United States, in almost every state you can visit at least one observatory.   Public observatories like Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, or Lowell observatory in Flagstaff dedicate themselves to being […]

What Does Science Say About Detoxing?

What Does Science Say About Detoxing?

  Ever heard of detoxing or cleansing diets? They are supposed to flush out ‘toxins’ from your body. Some even use them to try and pass drug tests. Unfortunately this all stems from fantasy. Flushing out poison that isn’t there in the first place with diets that don’t even have that effect. Yet many are […]

Internet Access as a Human Rights Issue

Internet Access as a Human Rights Issue

Is Internet access a human right? Many people and organizations seem to think so. In July and August 2012 the Internet Society conducted online interviews of more than 10,000 Internet users in 20 countries. In response to the statement “Access to the Internet should be considered a basic human right”: 83% responded that they somewhat […]

How To Know Which Information Is Accurate Surrounding Nut...

How To Know Which Information Is Accurate Surrounding Nutrition And Supplements

This article by Examine.com has been published with permission from Kamal Patel, Director at Examine.com. Examine.com is an independent and unbiased encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition . We are not affiliated in any way with any supplement company Founded in early 2011, we have one goal – to be the unbiased source for supplements and […]

Conserve Fuel While Driving Using Knowledge of Physics

Conserve Fuel While Driving Using Knowledge of Physics

EcoDriving, the art of driving a certain way in order to conserve fuel. It all comes down to an understanding of physics and how a car with a combustion engine works. Things like conservation of momentum, friction, aerodynamics, and thermodynamics are a few of the things at play here. In Sweden where I got my […]

Why We Founded Scientific Literacy Matters

Why We Founded Scientific Literacy Matters

In short we founded SLM (Scientific Literacy Matters) to promote a more reasonable way of thinking in society. It’s been shown time, and time again, that most things ailing humanity comes from ignorance or misinformation. War, poverty, oppression; all things that stem from misconceptions.

We Still Need to Stand up for Science!

We Still Need to Stand up for Science!

This is a friendly reminder that we still need to stand up for science! We attended the March for Science in Washington DC (read our coverage). It was a good way to bring the public’s eyes towards the issues that threaten to undermine science.

Should The Public Be Trusted With Dangerous Information?

Should The Public Be Trusted With Dangerous Information?

Can the public be trusted with dangerous knowledge? This might seem like a silly question to ask in the age of the internet where just about everything is already available to the public. However, it’s an important issue that is still highly debated. I recently saw a documentary called American Anarchist which features ‘The Anarchist […]

Statement on Scientific Literacy from a Spaceflight Histo...

Statement on Scientific Literacy from a Spaceflight Historian

Emily Carney has written articles for AmericaSpace, Ars Technica, and other online outlets throughout the last decade. She founded the Space Hipsters group on Facebook in 2011, and has her own spaceflight blog called This Space Available     Scientific literacy is key to developing the critical thinking processes that are essential to fueling future […]

EU Court of Justice Rules: “No Evidence Needed to S...

EU Court of Justice Rules: “No Evidence Needed to Sue for Vaccine Injuries”

All of Europe might have just taken a massive blow to science, health and common sense. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that scientific evidence plays no role in “vaccine injury” cases. Defining its mission as consumer protection, the CJEU said Europeans ought to be able to sue manufacturers, “excluding any method […]