Santa Science – Merry Christmas from pH7!

Sintija Jurkevica On the night of Christmas Eve, Santa Claus delivers presents to the homes of all the good kids, but how does he do it? In this joyous spirit of Christmas, Santa’s gift delivery-system is worthy of scientific investigation. How does Santa separate the good from the naughty? With around 2,000,000,000 children worldwide, and … Continue reading Santa Science – Merry Christmas from pH7!

Should Vaccination Be Compulsory?

Jamie Hakham This is a discussion about the how vaccination should occur, rather than the concept of it. That is, we’re not going to be discussing autism, mercury poisoning, or any other discredited, unscientific, or just plain wrong arguments so-called anti-vaxxers use when dismissing vaccines. Got that? Good! Let’s instead boil this argument down into … Continue reading Should Vaccination Be Compulsory?

We Might Be Able To Save Predators And Livestock At The Same Time.

Katy Drake The debate is ongoing; should lethal or nonlethal predator control methods be used to protect livestock? According to logic, if predators are killing livestock, by removing those predators, livestock losses should decrease. However, as there are legal, ethical and ecological risks at stake, common sense may no longer pass as sound justification. Image … Continue reading We Might Be Able To Save Predators And Livestock At The Same Time.

Humans Are Still Evolving. Here Is How…

Dan Bennison In his 1895 novel, The Time Machine, H.G. Wells describes a world in which subterranean and forest-dwelling subspecies of humans coexist. To a distant relative of Homo sapiens, the concept of modern humans was likely as foreign as Wells’ world is to us. Still, there is no doubt in the mind of scientists … Continue reading Humans Are Still Evolving. Here Is How…