The Science of Orange-Colored Fruits and Vegetables

When fall rolls around, the color orange suddenly seems to be dominating our spaces. From the parks with orange and yellow-colored trees to our porches and homes decorated with orange pumpkins and fall decor to even our refrigerators, orange-colored produce is a favorite for fall recipes. 

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The Science Behind Treating Epileptic Seizures With CBD

Recent research into the effects of cannabis derivatives on seizures could open the door to more medication options for patients, according to a Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute epilepsy specialist. While the Food and Drug Administration in 2018 approved the first cannabidiol (CBD) medication for the treatment of certain severe childhood epilepsy syndromes, including Dravet … Read more

9 Ways to Spot Junk Science

MICHAEL C. BYERS Science misinformation is now being spewed and shared at record rates. This is the second story in our 4-part Junk Science series that gets to the root of why it’s happening and what you can do about it. To go deeper, check out: Part 1: The Golden Age of Junk Science Is … Read more

GrayMatter Robotics Awarded $1 mln By The National Science Foundation To Accelerate Smart Robotic Cells Research

GrayMatter Robotics, an AI-robotics startup based in Los Angeles, has been awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation one week after closing a $4.1 million seed funding round. The grant was awarded by the foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) division with the aim to accelerate the startup’s R&D efforts on Smart Robotic Cells … Read more

Blockchain Startup Merkle Science Secures $5.7 mln In Series A Funding

Merkle Science, a blockchain startup based in Singapore, has closed a $5.7 million Series A funding round to expand its blockchain data analysis platform. The round was led by Darrow Holdings with participation from Kraken Ventures, Bain-backed Uncorrelated Ventures, Fenbushi Capital, Token Bay Capital, Kenetic, and Lunex Ventures. Merkle Science also announced that Dean Carlson, … Read more

Are Eggs Bad for You? Here’s What the Science Says

Americans have long been confused about eggs, especially when it comes to heart health. Despite what nutrition experts have told us time and again about the nutrient-density of eggs, many still make a conscious effort to minimize egg consumption, fearing it will raise their cholesterol or hurt their heart health. But according to a scientific … Read more

There’s New Science Linking Marijuana to Uncontrollable Vomiting

Catherine Falls CommercialGetty Images More people are in the emergency room for uncontrollable vomiting, also known as cyclical vomiting syndrome (CVS), following marijuana legalization, according to a new study. According to the analysis published Friday in JAMA Network Open and sponsored by The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Colorado has seen over 800,000 emergency … Read more

Plant biologist turns to TikTok to show kids science in action

A: I don’t want to show kids the results of science. I think they should see the process. As we’ve seen with covid, it’s not enough to give people facts. We have to show them how science works, because if they don’t understand the process, they won’t trust the product. The most exciting part of … Read more