Posts by Johny Krahbichler

Didn’t read it? Shouldn’t tweet it, Twitter s...

Twitter says it’s working on bringing its “read the article before you retweet it” prompt to all users “soon.” The company began testing the prompt in June, which shows up when people go to retweet a story they haven’t clicked through to actually read. Twitter says its inspiration is to “help advance educated conversation.” Headlines regularly don’t recount […]

Call For Statements From Science Proponents

Do you feel strongly about scientific literacy? Here’s an opportunity to have your voice heard! You don’t have to be a scientist to contribute to this project! Just write up a short piece about why you feel strongly that science is important for our society. It doesn’t have to be long and can have any […]

First Artificial Heart Transplant Is Old News. Why Are Pe...

First Artificial Heart Transplant Is Old News. Why Are People Dying From Heart Failure 2020?

At least fifty calves and three human beings are living with no pulse in their bodies, thanks to an artificial pump that replaced their naturally-grown hearts – Human heart replaced by 10,000 RPM artificial pump with no pulse Despite cardiac advances such as statins and stents, some 500,000 patients in the United States die of […]

Saving The Environment By Stunting Progress?

It’s really cool how everyone suddenly cares about the environment. What’s not so cool is that many of these people do not care to understand the science of what is required to fix the problem. The move towards a more environmentally friendly society is inherently a move towards a more efficient and advanced society. So […]

When You’re Big Enough You Can Make Your Own Gramma...

How many of you have been forced to use the APA style for academic articles? If you have you know it can be a pain in the butt. What do capitalized letters matter when we are doing science?! It’s one of those boring necessities of writing. But if you are say, Wikipedia, or the New […]

Learn How to Spot Planets with the Naked Eye

There are five naked eye planets that you can learn to recognize in the night sky. These are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Unless you count the Earth. Learning to recognize them is quite easy for two reason. They all stand out from stars, they all shine brighter and flicker less. Also they each […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Speaks out on Science Activism

 Posted by Jeffrey Simons, StarTalk Social Media Director: Two weeks ago, Senator Cory Booker was one of our guests at StarTalk Live! at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. The other day, he posted this behind-the-scenes video. Here’s what Senator Booker had to say: “It was an honor joining Neil deGrasse Tyson […]

Robots in workplace ‘could create double the jobs they de...

I’ve been saying this myself for years. One job is replaced by a robot, that requires a whole team to maintain. This means not only that the amount of jobs isn’t going to drastically decrease, but that the jobs that remain are more high end and better paid. Businesses save money replacing workers with robots, […]

Electric Cars Are Actually Terrible for the Environment!

Electric Cars Are Actually Terrible for the Environment!

You have surely seen this headline before. Maybe you read the article, maybe you just sighed and moved on. 

Scientific Literacy Isn’t just Knowing Science Fact...

Carl Sagan quote body of knowledge science way of thinkning

  This post relates a lot to the above quote. When people think of scientific literacy it makes sense that they think it’s general scientific knowledge and understanding. But scientific literacy has to do with things that may be traced back to science, but isn’t technically scientific knowledge. Examples include; understanding how to use technology, […]