Useful Science gives you a quick summary of what you need to know about a scientific paper and then provides you a link to the full paper, so you can read it yourself. There's some risk of misinformation here, given that the majority of the papers deal with practical issues of daily life — sleep, parenting, health — and, frankly, a single paper is almost never going to actually solve those problems. You need the bigger context. But, as an accessible jumping off point for further research it's a great place to start.
Watch a Nemertea shoot an alien-like proboscis from it's body. A Nemertea aka a ribbon worm will shoot this silly-string-like proboscis outwards to catch prey or to distract a predator. I like the way Its proboscis branches out into many vein-like structures. Upon first glance, it's hard to believe this footage is actually real. It looks… READ THE REST
Imagine a gaggle of little algae robots maneuvering around inside your body, carrying life-saving medication to target the chemical receptors directly at the point of need rather than an injected medication that has to circulate throughout the body first. Maybe little creepy-crawly feelings emerge. Don't worry, if and when this technology becomes available for humans,… READ THE REST
From "down under" comes an idea and technology that creates sustainable electricity, down under the ocean. Headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, this innovative firm Wave Swell developed a proprietary "Uniwave" technology for creating electricity from water power. "The WSE technology produces clean, sustainable electricity without the use of any oil or other contaminants. There are… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. While bulking up home security is never a bad idea, sometimes you just want a small camera to record the memorable things going on. Some successes only happen once in a lifetime,… READ THE REST