Researchers Are Using Tarantula Venom To Design New Painkillers

Photo credit: asawinimages/Shutterstock Tarantula venom may be surprisingly useful. The search for safer, more effective and non-addictive painkillers has led scientists to an unlikely source: tarantula...

Christy Sheats Supporter Causes Christians to Speak Out

With so many views on Christianity in America, it's hard to know where Christians as a whole stand on any issue. In the mass...

Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In All 50 States Thanks To Congress

While Congress was busy stripping away consumer protections and legalizing bank fraud, they managed to slip in a little provision which made many marijuana...

Oldest Human DNA Ever Sequenced Could Rewrite Human Evolutionary Tree

Photo credit: © Kennis & Kennis/Madrid Scientific Films It now seems like the Sima de los Huesos remains were likely from Neanderthals. Researchers have managed to...

This Week in Science (Feb. 21 – 28)

This is a collection of the 10 best and most popular stories from science and technology over the past 7 days. Scroll down and...

In the News: Defend Salman Rushdie Against Iranian Fatwa and Bounty

In Defence of Salman Rushdie, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), 2016-02-25 We […] are outraged to learn that forty state-run media outlets in Iran have raised $600,000 (£420,000) to add as bounty to Ayatollah Khomeini’s death fatwa on the...

Oldest Known Pine Tree Fossil Discovered

Photo credit: Falcon-Lang et al. 2016 The tiny fossil, on the left, measures just half a centimeter long. When triceratops and velociraptors stalked the forests of the...

Newly Formed Neurons Help Brain “Catalog Memories In Time”

Photo credit: Kaonos/Shutterstock The human brain generates 1,400 new neurons per day, but their function had until now remained unknown. Sometimes it can feel every day is...

IHEU appoints new Director of Advocacy

Elizabeth O’Casey has been appointed Director of Advocacy at the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). Chief Executive of the IHEU, Carl Blackburn, said, “International advocacy is a key area of work for IHEU. Elizabeth will be working to create a higher profile for humanists at international institutions and campaigning for progressive policy changes.” Elizabeth [...]

Scientists Discover Extraordinary Jurassic Fossil Bed In Argentina

Photo credit: kavram/Shutterstock The Patagonian landscape as it exists today. Palaeontologists in southern Argentina have uncovered an enormous network of fossils dating back to the Jurassic...