New Study Reveals Impact of Local Beliefs on Protecting Threatened Species

"There are examples of myths and superstitions seriously harming the survival of certain species, and examples where they actually help species to survive."

August 24, 2017

We Need a Global Fireball Observatory. Here’s a Blueprint.

It can help us obtain meteorite samples before they’re chemistry gets altered.

August 23, 2017

Ammonia-Eating Microbes May Be the Answer to the Planet’s Nitrogen Problem

These microbes act as ammonia sponges.

August 23, 2017

Molecular Data Storage May Be the Future of Computer Memory

Computer magnetic memory is getting a molecular boost.

August 23, 2017

First X-rays from Mystery Supernova Detected

"We were able to infer that the dense gas around the supernova is likely clumpy or in a disk."

August 23, 2017

How Non-Visual Photoreceptors Allow Us to “See” Without Eyes

Many animals – including human beings – have specialized light-detecting molecules in unexpected places.

August 23, 2017

You Can Now Build Your Own Levitator

This could be applied to a range of applications, including blood tests.

August 23, 2017

How We Can Learn From Sea Sponges, Nature’s Civil Engineers

Their structural function is much like that of the thousands of beams that make up the Eiffel Tower.

August 23, 2017

How Graphs Can Help You with Your Party Guest List

It turns out mathematicians have been working on a version of this problem for nearly a century.

August 23, 2017

A New Medical Device Made From Paper May Be the Future of Diagnostics

"You could consider this a portable laboratory that is just completely made out of paper."

August 23, 2017
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