Watch a Moth Suck the Tears Out of a Bird’s Eye, Because Nature Is Metal

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science September 28, 2018 at 07:46AM.) Some people … Continue reading Watch a Moth Suck the Tears Out of a Bird’s Eye, Because Nature Is Metal

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PlantSnap | Mobile App Instantly Identifies Plants, Trees, and Mushrooms

Your daily selection of the latest crowdfunding projects! According to fundable PLANTSNAP: WHAT WE DO Meet PlantSnap: PlantSnap allows the identification of 550,000 plants in 3-10 seconds from a personal … Continue reading PlantSnap | Mobile App Instantly Identifies Plants, Trees, and Mushrooms

Female Cockroaches May Cluster Together to Avoid Male Harassment

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content (This article and its images were originally posted on Scientific American Content September 19, 2018 at 06:45AM.) … Continue reading Female Cockroaches May Cluster Together to Avoid Male Harassment

The world’s first flexitarian shark grazes like a cow

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Nature (This article and its images were originally posted on Nature September 5, 2018 at 07:22AM.) A simple method produces … Continue reading The world’s first flexitarian shark grazes like a cow

A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Motherboard (This article and its images were originally posted on Motherboard July 18, 2018 at 12:01PM.) In a nightmare scenario, … Continue reading A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

Butterflies Sip Turtle Tears in Stunning Video

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science July 18, 2018 at 06:48AM.) (Cover Image) … Continue reading Butterflies Sip Turtle Tears in Stunning Video

We Just Found Out Spiders Can Use Electricity to Fly Through The Air

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert July 5, 2018 at 11:04AM.) Sometimes, when it rains … Continue reading We Just Found Out Spiders Can Use Electricity to Fly Through The Air

The heat is back on high: May smashes US temperature records

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories (This article and its images were originally posted on Phys.org – latest … Continue reading The heat is back on high: May smashes US temperature records

Astronomers Observe a Pulsar 6500 Light-Years From Earth and See Two Separate Flares Coming off its Surface

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today Astronomy can be a tricky business, owing to the sheer distances involved. Luckily, astronomers have developed a number … Continue reading Astronomers Observe a Pulsar 6500 Light-Years From Earth and See Two Separate Flares Coming off its Surface

A Huge Gathering of Octopuses Has Been Found at Record Depths, And They Don’t Look Well

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Off the coast of Costa Rica, about 3 kilometres (roughly 2 miles) beneath the ocean’s surface, there is a … Continue reading A Huge Gathering of Octopuses Has Been Found at Record Depths, And They Don’t Look Well

Mutant crayfish got rid of males, and its clones are taking over the world

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica reader comments 23 It’s possible to infer many species’ origins from things like fossils and DNA … Continue reading Mutant crayfish got rid of males, and its clones are taking over the world

Starfish Can See You … with Their Arm-Eyes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science The starfish (Diplopteraster multipes) often bends its arms, allowing its eye (the red spot) to see more or … Continue reading Starfish Can See You … with Their Arm-Eyes

Nigel the Bird Found Dead Next to the Concrete Partner He Tried to Woo For Years

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Gizmodo         Nigel the gannet bird and his concrete love (made from a YouTube video) Twenty years … Continue reading Nigel the Bird Found Dead Next to the Concrete Partner He Tried to Woo For Years

Nature’s smallest rainbows, created by peacock spiders, may inspire new optical technology

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A miniature peacock spider with rainbow-iridescence. a) An adult male Maratus robinsoni. … Continue reading Nature’s smallest rainbows, created by peacock spiders, may inspire new optical technology

Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today It is a well known fact among astronomers and cosmologists that the farther into the Universe you look, … Continue reading Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang

A Physicist’s Physicist Ponders the Nature of Reality

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Among the brilliant theorists cloistered in the quiet woodside campus of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, … Continue reading A Physicist’s Physicist Ponders the Nature of Reality

Researchers unite in quest for ‘standard model’ of the brain

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Nature – Issue – nature.com science feeds M. Häusser and H. Cuntz/UCL Scientists aim to surpass small-scale neural models (pictured) … Continue reading Researchers unite in quest for ‘standard model’ of the brain

Ravens ignore a treat in favor of a useful tool for the future

reader comments 149 If humans, chimps, gorillas, and orangutans can all do something, but monkeys can’t, that tells a certain evolutionary story: it suggests that the ability emerged sometime after … Continue reading Ravens ignore a treat in favor of a useful tool for the future

Smart atomic cloud solves Heisenberg’s observation problem

The atomic part of the hybrid experiment is shown. The atoms are contained in a micro-cell inside the magnetic shield seen in the middle. Credit: Ola J. Joensen Scientists at … Continue reading Smart atomic cloud solves Heisenberg’s observation problem

Diamond needles emit intense bunches of electrons when illuminated by light

Scanning electron micrograph of an individual diamond needle fixed in a silicon holder. Credit: V. Porshyn et al. ©2017 American Institute of Physics (Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have demonstrated … Continue reading Diamond needles emit intense bunches of electrons when illuminated by light

The Tuatara: Not a Lizard Nor a Dinosaur

Have you ever heard of the tuatara? It’s a reptile that decapitates birds with its saw-like jaws, lives to about 100 years old, and can remain active in near-freezing temperatures. … Continue reading The Tuatara: Not a Lizard Nor a Dinosaur

Incredible! Most Well-Preserved Armored Dinosaur Was a ‘Spiky Tank’

A spiky, tank-like dinosaur discovered in a Canadian mine is so well-preserved, it looks as if the fossilized creature were frozen in time for 110 million years. Miners discovered the … Continue reading Incredible! Most Well-Preserved Armored Dinosaur Was a ‘Spiky Tank’

Rare ‘Dragon-Skin’ Ice Spotted During Antarctic Research Voyage

Dragon skin occurs when strong winds continually lift surface ice, subsequently freezing the water below. Credit: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies/University of Tasmania Ice that looks like a dragon’s … Continue reading Rare ‘Dragon-Skin’ Ice Spotted During Antarctic Research Voyage

Massive Landforms Have Just Been Discovered Under The Antarctic Ice Sheet

Scientists have discovered massive landforms lurking under Antarctica – some as tall as the Eiffel Tower – and they’ve been actively carving deep channels into the ice flow above. These … Continue reading Massive Landforms Have Just Been Discovered Under The Antarctic Ice Sheet

Physicists find a way to control charged molecules—with quantum logic

An infographic of NIST technique for quantum control of molecules. Credit: Hanacek/NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicists have solved the seemingly intractablepuzzle of how to control the … Continue reading Physicists find a way to control charged molecules—with quantum logic

Unbreakable quantum entanglement

The rotating centrifuge in which the entangled photon source was accelerated to 30 times its weight. Credit: IQOQI/ÖAW Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” persists even at high accelerations, researchers … Continue reading Unbreakable quantum entanglement

Study finds relationship between common brain disease and gut microbiome

MRI of a patient with (cerebral cavernous malformation) CCM disease. Credit: Issam Awad, University of Chicago   Bacteria in the gut microbiome drive the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), … Continue reading Study finds relationship between common brain disease and gut microbiome

‘Lost’ Monitor Lizard Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea

Varanus douarrha was first described for science in 1823, but the original specimen went down in an 1824 shipwreck. Credit: Valter Weijola A monitor lizard lost to science in an … Continue reading ‘Lost’ Monitor Lizard Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea

Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

UCI physicist Jing Xia (right, with graduate student Alex Stern) calls the fiber-optic Sagnac interferometer he built the most sensitive magnetic microscope in the world. He compares it to a … Continue reading Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

US Marines Airlifted 1,100 Tortoises to New Desert Homes

Biologists examine a desert tortoise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, during the desert tortoise translocation on April 12, 2017. Credit: Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Marine … Continue reading US Marines Airlifted 1,100 Tortoises to New Desert Homes

Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice

We swear this isn’t science fiction. Researchers have regenerated the memories and learning abilities of elderly mice by injecting their brains with proteins taken from human umbilical cord blood. The … Continue reading Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice

South Indian frog oozes molecule that inexplicably decimates flu viruses

Enlarge / Hydrophylax bahuvistara From the slimy backs of a South Indian frog comes a new way to blast influenza viruses. A compound in the frog’s mucus—long known to have … Continue reading South Indian frog oozes molecule that inexplicably decimates flu viruses

Kuphus polythalamia: Marine Biologists Study Giant Mud-Dwelling Shipworm for First Time

  An international team of marine biologists, led by researchers at Northeastern University and the University of Utah, is the first to investigate a never before studied species — the … Continue reading Kuphus polythalamia: Marine Biologists Study Giant Mud-Dwelling Shipworm for First Time

An Entire River in Canada Has Vanished in the Space of Just 4 Days

!!!!what… For the first time in modern history, scientists have observed an entire river disappear in the space of days. The phenomenon – called river piracy – is where one … Continue reading An Entire River in Canada Has Vanished in the Space of Just 4 Days

Elephants’ ‘body awareness’ adds to increasing evidence of their intelligence

Elephant. Credit: Picture by Yathin S Krishnappa. Licensed under CCBY-SA3.0 Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence … Continue reading Elephants’ ‘body awareness’ adds to increasing evidence of their intelligence

Recent thyroid cancer trends in the United States suggest age, racial disparities

In the United States, thyroid cancer incidence is rising among young people as well as Hispanics and African Americans, a new study reports. Results of this research will be presented … Continue reading Recent thyroid cancer trends in the United States suggest age, racial disparities

Daspletosaurus horneri: New Tyrannosaur Species Discovered

  Paleontologists have unveiled a remarkable new species of tyrannosaurine dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous epoch — a cousin of the fearsome predator Tyrannosaurus rex. Life reconstruction of the integument … Continue reading Daspletosaurus horneri: New Tyrannosaur Species Discovered

OAS1S “treescrapers” are modern skyscrapers inspired by trees

Do you see yourself living in one of these “Treescaper” modern homes? OAS1S has introduced a unique concept for the future of urban green living:  a 21st century home that merges architecture and nature into … Continue reading OAS1S “treescrapers” are modern skyscrapers inspired by trees

First Clouded Leopard Cub Produced with Cryopreserved Semen

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and the Nashville Zoo are pleased to announce the birth of a male clouded leopard on March 1, 2017 from an artificial … Continue reading First Clouded Leopard Cub Produced with Cryopreserved Semen

Mysterious ‘Cosmic’ Jellyfish Spotted in Remote Ocean Depths

Video via oceanexplorergov An ethereal, ‘cosmic’ jellyfish was spotted in some of the deepest reaches of the ocean, hovering near a previously unexplored seamount. The luminous sea creature, which may be … Continue reading Mysterious ‘Cosmic’ Jellyfish Spotted in Remote Ocean Depths

Blue Tarantula Hair Inspires Nonfading Color Pigment

A Gooty Sapphire Ornamental tarantula (Poecilotheria metallica), which served as a source of biological inspiration for the research. Credit: Cathy Keifer/Dreamstime A brilliant-blue tarantula may give many people the heebie-jeebies, … Continue reading Blue Tarantula Hair Inspires Nonfading Color Pigment

China plans its first “Forest City” to fight air pollution

Just weeks after Stefano Boeri announced plans for China’s first vertical forest, the Italian architect unveiled an even more ambitious vision: Forest Cities. Scaling up from his tree-clad Bosco Verticaleskyscraper, … Continue reading China plans its first “Forest City” to fight air pollution

Frogs Fit on a Fingertip: Tiny New Species Discovered in India

Vijayan’s night frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani) is a miniature frog from the Agasthyamala hills in the Western Ghats, India. Credit: SD Biju Some of the smallest known frogs were recently discovered … Continue reading Frogs Fit on a Fingertip: Tiny New Species Discovered in India

Scientists hatch crazy $500 billion plan to refreeze the Arctic 

As governments make slow progress towards alleviating climate change and denial marks the Trump Administration’s approach to the global crisis, scientists have hatched a crazy $500 billion scheme to refreeze … Continue reading Scientists hatch crazy $500 billion plan to refreeze the Arctic 

These images of eerie ‘blue jets’ reveal just how creepy being alone in space is

When thrust into Earth’s orbit for an extended stay in space, astronauts don’t just experience an array of physical changes – space travel can have many mind-altering effects on a … Continue reading These images of eerie ‘blue jets’ reveal just how creepy being alone in space is

Dragonfly wings can rip apart bacteria without antibiotics

Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary widely. One group of researchers has infused a slippery surface with molecules that disrupt bacterial communication. … Continue reading Dragonfly wings can rip apart bacteria without antibiotics