The Supermoon Brought On A Plague of Astrozombification

Astrozombification is a serious condition of involuntary astronomy education in the face of supermoon hype. Maki Naro has a case study on the condition and its spread in the Sci-ənce Super Woo series. Read it, feel grateful you survived last night's peak-hype, and prepare for the next inevitable outbreak.
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Impact of Cosmic Rays on Cognitive Health

As part of investigations into the impact of long-duration space travel on squishy biological creatures, researchers at Johns Hopkins University blasted rats with high-speed particles. Shockingly, the irradiated rats failed to develop awesome superpowers, instead developing cognitive issues. Whoops. » 5/01/14 5:00am 5/01/14 5:00am

13 Webcomics That Will Make You Smarter

While some webcomics deliver a quick joke or the latest installment in a long-form story, many comics floating around the Internet have something to teach us about the world. Here are some of our favorite comics that delve into science, history, philosophy, and more. » 4/09/14 10:30am 4/09/14 10:30am

A webcomic about tar that will make you tear up

Late last month, Professor John Mainstone, who for more than half a century oversaw the University of Queensland, Australia's famous Pitch Drop experiment, passed away. Science cartoonist Maki Naro's tribute to the late scientist is just perfect. » 9/14/13 1:00pm 9/14/13 1:00pm

Even single-celled organisms support marriage equality

Yesterday, newly published research shed light on the wild sex life of Tetrahymena thermophila — a single-celled organism with potential to develop into seven different sexes. As science comic Maki Naro explains in his latest strip, the publication is particularly timely, in light of SCOTUS deliberations over marriage… » 3/28/13 10:51am 3/28/13 10:51am