Study finds possible link between Arctic change and extreme mid-latitude weather
Electromagnetic disaster could cost trillions and affect millions. We need to be prepared
Predicting or worrying about disasters is a popular pastime. But we tend to take notice when somebody with money at stake becomes concerned.
Google 'anti-aging' group has a website
Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and aging has taken a step forward—with its own website and mission statement.
Before they left Africa, early modern humans were 'culturally diverse'
(Phys.org) —Researchers have carried out the biggest ever comparative study of stone tools dating to between 130,000 and 75,000 years ago found in the region between sub-Saharan Africa and Eurasia. They ...
New insights into 'switchable water' have implications for water purification and desalination
Evidence of a local hot bubble carved by a supernova
I spent this past weekend backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park, where although the snow-swept peaks and the dangerously close wildlife were staggering, the night sky stood in triumph. Without a fire, ...
Massive neutrinos may not bring about cosmological concordance after all
China team takes on tech challenge of supercavitation
Quantum meets classical: Qubit fabricated with integrated micromagnet increases speed of quantum manipulation in silicon
Silk leaf maker says material could aid space journeys (w/ Video)
Ocean circulation explains why the Arctic affected by global warming more than the Antarctic
Over recent decades, scientists have watched a climate conundrum develop at the opposite ends of Earth: The Arctic has warmed and steadily lost sea ice, whereas Antarctica has cooled in many places and may ...
Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep
Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, scientists have discovered. The findings could lead to the development of robots that can gather and herd livestock, crowd control techniques, ...
Reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals lived—and died (w/ Video)
A bizarre group of uniquely shaped organisms known as rangeomorphs may have been some of the earliest animals to appear on Earth, uniquely suited to ocean conditions 575 million years ago. A new model devised ...
Laser 'Lightning rods' channel electricity through thin air
By zapping the air with a pair of powerful laser bursts, researchers at the University of Arizona have created highly focused pathways that can channel electricity through the atmosphere.