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Alex Bolano

Alex is a graduate of UMSL with his MA, with an area of concentration in the history and philosophy of science. When he isn't nerdily stalking the internet for science news, he enjoys tabletop RPGs and making really obscure TV references.

New Modeling Techniques Could Be Key To Developing Antibiotics To Combat Superbugs

A new project by researchers at Newcastle University could help in the fight against drug-resistant strains of bacteria. By using a new form of neutron imaging, the team was able to create an extremely accurate model of the interaction between […]

Behavioral Isolation: How It Works And What It Means

The mechanisms of behavioral isolation work to ensure that a species produces viable offspring and allow that species to remain viable by reducing the amount of gene flow between closely related species. Different species exhibit different behaviors, and these behaviors put […]

What Is A Black Spider With White Spots On Its Back?

What should you do if you see a black spider with white spots on its back? Well, the answer to that question depends on exactly what kind of spider it is. Most peoples’ natural reaction to seeing a spider is […]

EPA’s “Transparency Rule” Could Limit Science’s Role In Creating Policy

A new EPA-backed proposal could end up limiting the role science plays in creating public regulations on environmental activity. Back in April, the now ex-head of the EPA Scott Pruitt introduced a piece of legislation aimed at increasing the “transparency” […]

Scientists Create Atomic Solid-State Drive With Potentially 1000x More Memory Than Conventional Devices

Researchers at the University of Alberta have created a new atomic-scale solid-state drive (SSD) that could potentially surpass the storage memory of conventional drives 1,000-fold. By developing a more efficient form of a procedure known as hydrogen lithography, the team was able […]

How Many Hearts Does A Worm Really Have?

How many hearts does a worm have? Well, the answer to that question can be a bit tricky, as it depends on how you define “heart.” Depending on the definition, worms can be said to have 0, 5, or 10 hearts. […]

The “Big Bang” Of Alzheimer’s: Scientists Identify Potential Genesis of Disease

New research suggests that scientists have discovered the “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease – the exact point a healthy protein in the brain turns toxic and clumps together to create the characteristic tangles found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. […]