Smog Almost Killed New York City, Here’s How

Pollution levels around the world today seem astronomical, but in New York City, they used to be deadly. How did this happen and when did it change? When Did Environmentalism Become So Political? Read More: Thanksgiving 1966 Air Pollution Episode In The Eastern United States’ (HEW report, 1968) “In recent years adverse health effects resulting …

When A Satellite Goes Missing, What Can We Do?

Space is big and easy to get lost in. When we lose contact with spacecraft, scientists have some complicated methods to find them again. The Bizarre Story Of The Very First Vaccine – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Get 15% off domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code SEEKER …

Getting A DNA Test Could Keep You From Your Dream Job

Genetic traits are already being used as selection criteria for some jobs, but do we really want DNA test results on our resumes? We Got Our DNA Tested, Here’s How It Actually Works – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill …

The Bizarre Story Of The Very First Vaccine

Vaccines are everywhere nowadays, but how did they come about? Turns out, the story’s a lot weirder than you might think. Poop Can Teach You A Lot, But You Have To Look At It Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: BBC: Edward Jenner (1749 – 1823) World Health Organization: Frequently asked …

The Crazy Way Scientists Launch Rockets From Balloons

Large chemical rockets are needed to launch payloads into space from the ground, but could rockoons, rocket balloons, be a more efficient alternative? Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Rockoon “The Rockoon (balloon-launched rocket) consisted of a …

We Found New Planets. No, You Can’t Live There

Everyone is freaking out about the discovery of 7 new potentially-habitable exoplanets, but is Trappist-1 really as good as it sounds? Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: ‘Habitable’ Exoplanets Might Not Be Very Earth-Like After All “One …