Category: Science

These Photos Were Taken a Record-Breaking 3.79 Billion Miles Away from Earth

By Jamie Ducharme A few blurry photographs broke a long-standing NASA record — by some 40 million miles. Images released by NASA on Thursday were taken by equipment...

Surveillance By Drone Could Help Stop Illegal Poaching

Every year, poaching claims the lives of roughly 40,000 elephants and 1,200 rhinos, and that number is expected to increase as demand for ivory continues to grow. But in...

Intel’s CEO Unleashes Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots

By Dan Moren Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrated his control over spiderbots at the company’s developer forum in Shenzhen, China. Original Article: Intel’s...

Autism’s early neuronal ‘neighborhood’

The first ever systematic look at connections between the entire cerebral cortex and the cerebellum have been gained by researchers using fMRI brain imaging, and its...

Did A Giant Asteroid Impact Make Earth’s Rock Crust Splash Like Water?

By Mary Beth Griggs Over 65 million years ago, when a 6-mile wide asteroid slammed into the earth with the force of a billion atomic bombs, it left a crater 110 miles...

Distance running may be an evolutionary ‘signal’ for desirable male genes

New research shows that males with higher ‘reproductive potential’ are better distance runners. This may have been used by females as a reliable signal of...

Worms, germs lead to better immune function

Researches hypothesize that enhancing biodiversity in laboratory rats, including treating the rats with worms, would suppress their immune systems. Because worms have...

Watch The Elaborate Process Of Changing An IMAX Lightbulb

By Mary Beth Griggs IMAX movies are awesome, and the projection equipment used to screen everything from blockbusters to nature films is equally impressive. The bulb of...

Something weird happens to your brain when you start improvising

By Kevin Loria The best musicians are somehow able to come up with a song or piece of music on the fly that no one has ever heard before. They just let the music flow,...

Isaac Newton Creates a List of His 47 Sins (Circa 1662)

By Jonathan Crow Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the most important and influential scientist in history, discovered the laws of motion and the universal force of gravity....