July 19, 2019

30+ Historic Photos Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969 mankind took “one giant step” as the Apollo 11 mission touched down on the Moon. As the first mission to bring humans to the Moon, it remains one of mankind’s most incredible accomplishments. 50 years after the historic Apollo 11 landing, the mission continues to capture the imagination of the public and is held as a shining example of what humans can achieve.

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July 18, 2019

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Unveils Implants Allowing Your Brain to Control Technology

Science fiction writers have long played with the idea of a future where humans are implanted with microchips. In the real world, neural implants and deep brain stimulation are becoming more common when dealing with disorders like Parkinson’s disease. But a new announcement by Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink has really pushed the concept of brain implants into the spotlight.

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July 8, 2019

Miss Virginia Breaks Stereotypes by Performing a Science Experiment as Her Talent

For the talent portion of the Miss Virginia competition, it’s typical to see contestants using the allotted time to show off their musical abilities and dance moves. However, 24-year-old biochemist Camille Schrier had a different idea. She opted instead to perform a live science demonstration on stage. The self-described “quirky scientist” took a risk in doing this, and it paid off—Schrier ended up becoming Miss Virginia 2019.

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June 20, 2019

Doctor Reimagines the Human Body as a Subway Map

We’ve seen some creative subway maps, but nothing quite as inventive as this scientific data visualization. Created by Tufts Medical Center resident physician Jonathan Simmonds M.D., this clever subway map takes riders on a journey through the human body. Basing his work on the traditional map of the London Underground, Simmonds has created 13 color-coded lines that move throughout the body.

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