It has long been thought that all dinosaurs were cold blooded but recent research suggests that this may not hold true for all species. Birds, that evolved from dinosaurs, are warm blooded but when the transition from warm to cold blooded occurred isn’t known. Cold-blooded creatures can’t regulate their own …Read More »
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Good news, space fans! The Hubble Space Telescope has captured new images of Jupiter, providing the world with never-before-seen details of a previously unidentified filament in the “Great Red Spot”–the awe-inspiring hurricane which triples the size of Earth, and has been wreaking havoc on the giant planet for centuries while …Read More »
2004’s disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” may seem like Hollywood science fiction, but some of the events in that movie are not as far-fetched as once thought. Researchers in the United Kingdom say that if global warming causes ocean currents worldwide to collapse, the giant tsunami depicted in the …Read More »
For most, the memory and images of the Chernobyl disaster conjure up the idea of a post apocalyptic wasteland. The derelict buildings that decay on the skyline and the abandoned cars that litter the streets make it easy to imagine this scenario as a reality. Radioecology expert Tom Hinton however, …Read More »
For several years, pediatric oncologist and childhood cancer survivor, Dr. Joshua D. Schiffman, would often find thoughts about Peto’s Paradox running through his head. The paradox questions why large animals, like elephants, have a significantly lower rate of getting cancer than smaller animals, despite having a higher number of cells. …Read More »
The first anatomically modern humans arose in Africa but through a series of complex migrations they came to live throughout Europe and Asia as well. There’s also evidence of a migration back into Africa. These migrations are not well understood though as DNA is very fragile and easily degrades in …Read More »
Scientists from Ohio State University are now able to grow small brains for disease testing and other experiments. Tom Patterson of Cnn reports: “technically, they’re not quite “brains.” They’re called brain organoids — pieces of human tissue grown in petri dishes from skin cells. These little blobs of tissue, 2-3 …Read More »
Awarded for their discoveries about Neutrinos, Takaaki Kajita from University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen’s University in Canada, together, won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday Oct 6, 2015. They share a prize of $960,000 awarded by the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The two …Read More »
A new species of rat with a pig-like nose was just discovered in Indonesia, according to a statement from Australia’s Museum Victoria. Detailed in the Journal of Mammalogy, the never-before-documented mammal was found in a remote mountainous area on the island of Sulawesi in central Indonesia. The species, called hog-nosed rat …Read More »
Santiago is the largest and most populated island belonging to the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of South Africa. There’s no doubt that Santiago’s scenery is striking—a mixture of mountains and plains covered in thick vegetation. On top of that, there are also huge boulders that can be found …Read More »