Recent Posts

Science news

Rosetta’s self-portrait at Mars. By European Space Agency, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons ." Selfies. Definitely notorious in the digital world. Who hasn't wrinkled up their nose in disgust at a friend’s shameless self-promotion or puckered up a duck face for the camera? Or maybe selfies...

It’s not just zombies that rise from the dead—science news stories can also come back to haunt the reader. Take “Death of the stethoscope,” which surfaced in my RSS feed in the middle of 2015. As a former stethoscope user, the clickbait headline immediately intrigued me. No...

What’s the helium situation? …and other updates on stories we covered last year. Helium Although we’re still not comfortable with the frivolous use of helium gas in party balloons, a recent discovery certainly gives MRI fans, astronauts and the boffins at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear...