How Do Cochlear Implants Work?

How Do Cochlear Implants Work?

There’s a horror movie I love, where no one’s allowed to talk because scary monsters will hear them and eat them, and it’s fantastic, but a main character has a cochlear implant, and they get the depiction all wrong. Which is a shame, because cochlear implants are fascinating and ingenious devices, and because it breaks […]

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How Much Power Do Off-Duty Police Officers Have?

How Much Power Do Off-Duty Police Officers Have?

Last week, an off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed an 18 year old male. This is in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting that happened two months ago, and it brings up yet another important question: Exactly what powers do off-duty police officers actually have? The rules vary between police departments, and […]

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Will This New Male Birth Control Gel Actually Work?

Will This New Male Birth Control Gel Actually Work?

Let’s talk about sex. I know that’s the last thing most of you wanted to hear me say, but I have big science-related news about it! Right now clinical trials are underway for a new form of birth-control for men. Currently if you’re a man and you want to be the responsible one while doinking, […]

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We Can Now 3D Print in Suspended Gravity (And It’s Mesmerizing!)

We Can Now 3D Print in Suspended Gravity (And It’s Mesmerizing!)

Sci-fi visionaries often paint alternate realities with awesome biological and technological advancements; flying cars, lightsabers, humanoid robots. It’s all fun and games until we see a liquid printing device that can make the real world…into, well, Westworld. We saw these visuals from MIT and wow. This is like some nerds saw the Westworld intro and […]

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