Laboratory professional preparing chemotherapy medicine treatment bags for cancer patients in a hospital.
Health And Fitness

How Do Chemotherapy Drugs Fight Cancer?

May 26, 2023

There are several ways to treat cancer, including radiation and drugs. Some drugs attack DNA and some attack other cell processes in order to fight cancer. How do chemotherapy drugs work? […]

Artificial intelligent brain

Could Artificial Intelligence Become Self-Aware?

May 25, 2023

So-called “weak” AI is here, but “strong” or self-aware AI is yet to come. Weak AI can suggest similar purchases based on your shopping history, but strong AI would be closer to a nonorganic brain. Can artificial intelligence achieve self-awareness? […]

Stand-up comedian telling funny jokes at a comedy show.

How Does Comedy Impact Society?

May 24, 2023

Humor has influenced society for several centuries with wit and satire. Comedy as commentary on page and on stage has had an effect on public perception and even official policy. Why do comedians discuss politics? […]

Statuary from the east pediment of the Parthenon. Part of the collection of Parthenon Marbles on display at the British Museum in London.
British History

Why Are the Parthenon Marbles So Controversial?

May 19, 2023

The British Museum says it wants to celebrate ancient civilizations. Its permanent collection boasts pieces from ancient Egypt and Greece, among others. Greece’s prime minister would like some items returned to Athens. […]

Laboratory tubes with DNA samples

How Did the Human Genome Project Begin?

May 18, 2023

In 2003, the National Institutes of Health published a final draft of the human genome. It was a project that had its roots 30 years earlier with a British biologist. How did the Human Genome Project begin? […]

The tree leaves the gargoyle and sunshine on the dry land until the El Nino phenomenon.
Earth Science

What Is El Niño and Why Does It Matter?

May 11, 2023

Extreme weather events can cause effects thousands of miles away. Earthquakes that cause tsunamis have devastating consequences far from their points of origin. What does El Niño do to the Earth? […]

Drone hovering in the sky

Why Are Drones So Popular?

May 10, 2023

Over the last 10 years, the prominence of small-scale drones has skyrocketed. From hobbyists to delivery services, the skies are becoming increasingly populated. Why do drones seem to be everywhere these days? […]

Mars with its two cratered moons Phobos and Deimos.

Are the Moons of Mars Really Asteroids?

May 5, 2023

Mars has two moons, both of which are very small—the largest is just 13 miles in diameter. For some time, scientists have debated what their origins are. Are Phobos and Deimos really asteroids? […]

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