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your S C I E N C E app review: answering popular scientific questions

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Introduction

There are so many questions we hope science will find the answer to, everything from questions about our origins to questions about whether or not we are alone in the universe. These are tough questions, but part of being human is the journey of discovery that comes with asking such questions. If you’re the type of person with an insatiable curiosity to learn all you can about science, your S C I E N C E is an app you may want to add to your collection. There are answers to most of our questions, the challenge is finding them. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

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your S C I E N C E

Free

Fun with Science

There are all kinds of apps in the App Store designed to quench our thirst for knowledge, but many of these are simply different user interfaces for Wikipedia. What makes the your S C I E N C E app a little more interesting is that it draws its information from different sources. The developers of this app are actually bloggers with a personal passion for science and scientific discovery and they’ve translated that passion into their own effort at an app; it’s a pretty decent effort.

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This app actually works pretty well with few glitches. I did find on occasion it would crash when I tried to open an article, but this is probably not surprising when you consider that the app doesn’t include any of its own content. This app is more of a news aggregator that draws its information from other sources. It’s not unusual for an app that piggybacks off of other sites to experience the occasional crash. The other thing that works against this app is the infrequent updates of content: often new articles are only available every third or fourth day. This app will only require about 1.9 Mb of available space on your iOS device. 

How it Works

The your S C I E N C E app has a very simple interface. If you’re familiar with news apps this app will have a familiar look and feel for you. The main screen includes a visual interface of articles you can scroll through by simply swiping with your finger. If you find an article you’re curious about you can tap on it to see a quick summary, and if you tap on it again you will be able to view the article using the apps built in browser. It generally works pretty well but it does crash on occasion.

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What is quite impressive about this app is its user interface. In a word the graphics are awesome. The article links include fantastic attention grabbing pictures and great transitional effects between articles. Part of the challenge with trying to make science interesting for the average consumer is presenting information in an eye catching way and in this task the developers of this app have succeeded quite well.

your S C I E N C E

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Excellent user interface
  • Great article links
  • Good use of graphics as attention grabbers
  • Cool transitional effects

Cons

  • Crashes on occasion
  • No original contents, relies on other sites 

Final Words

If you have a love of science the your S C I E N C E app has a lot of great articles to keep you up-to-date with the latest discoveries and breakthroughs in science. This app has a great user interface and generally works pretty well. It does crash on occasion, but this isn’t a major concern.  

 

your S C I E N C E

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.