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

Scientific Literacy Isn’t just Knowing Science Facts

  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, […]

Koko – A Tribute to the Gorilla Who Knew Sign Langu...

Koko – A Tribute to the Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language

The worlds coolest gorilla has died (yes even cooler than Harambe). You see this Gorilla could speak with humans using real words. Koko the gorilla was one of the few primates who were taught ASL (American Sign Language), and surely the most famous. She knew over 1000 signs and was capable of complex conversation.

This Darknet Site Liberates Scientific Data

This Darknet Site Liberates Scientific Data

Sci-Hub is a platform that aims to liberate the world’s scientific knowledge. If you agree that research and science should be available to all then this site might be for you. (Of course scientists should still get paid, significantly, just not for publishing research on paid journals) Founded by Alexandra Elbakyan from Kazakhstan in 2011, […]

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 convinced […]

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.