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Does Facebook Only Show You What You Already Think?

A Facebook-funded study published recently in Science magazine analyzed the algorithm Facebook uses to deliver information via its News Feed, and whether the social network isolates its users from different political viewpoints. Researchers wanted to find out whether Facebook could and/or does use its filtering to keep users from exposure to news stories and opinions…


The Science Behind Antarctica’s Mysterious “Blood Falls”

Antarctica is a place of mystery and wonder, home to many unique phenomena of nature. New research published in “Nature Communications” argues that the icy continent might actually possess a vast underground system of rivers of liquid salt water and underground lakes – all teeming with microbial life. What’s more, the unique, above-ground feature of…