The secret lives of bubbles: Mathematicians describe evolution, dissolution of clusters of bubbles (w/ video)
Bubble baths and soapy dishwater, the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino. All are foams, beautiful yet ephemeral as the bubbles pop one by one.
Dinosaur predecessors gain ground in wake of world's biggest biodiversity crisis
Many scientists have thought that dinosaur predecessors missed the race to fill habitats emptied when nine out of 10 species disappeared during the Earth's largest mass extinction, approximately 252 million ...
New research challenges two prevailing theories on how Maya civilization began
The Maya civilization is well-known for its elaborate temples, sophisticated writing system, and mathematical and astronomical developments, yet the civilization's origins remain something of a mystery.
Computer simulations show evolution of birds' crouch likely due to increase in forelimb size (w/ video)
Archeologists unearth oldest Zapotec temple in Mexican valley
How not to Excel: Austerity economics paper is coding-flawed
Math pattern analysis shows Twitter users happier the farther they are from home
Australopithecus sediba hominin: New study reveals how human ancestor walked, chewed, and moved
A team of scientists has pieced together how the hominid Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba) walked, chewed, and moved nearly two million years ago. Their research, which appears in six papers in the latest ...
Maya Long Count calendar and European calendar linked using carbon-14 dating
(Phys.org) —The Maya are famous for their complex, intertwined calendric systems, and now one calendar, the Maya Long Count, is empirically calibrated to the modern European calendar, according to an international ...
Study on choice blindness finds voters more malleable than thought (w/ video)
World's oldest dinosaur embryo bonebed yields organic remains
The great age of the embryos is unusual because almost all known dinosaur embryos are from the Cretaceous Period. The Cretaceous ended some 125 million years after the bones at the Lufeng site were buried ...
Research on Maya village uncovers 'invisible' crops, unexpected agriculture
(Phys.org) —The University of Cincinnati's mastery of ancient Maya mysteries continues with new research from professor of biological sciences David Lentz.