Jun 13, 2021
Pupil Size Is a Marker of Intelligence
It has been said that “the eyes are the window to the soul,” but new research suggests that they may be a window to the brain as well. Our pupils respond to more than...
May 23, 2021
Vast Antarctic Iceberg Could Drift for Years
A vast iceberg that broke off Antarctica earlier this month could drift through the ocean for several years before it breaks up and melts away, a scientist from the European Space...
May 18, 2021
Higgsinos Under the Microscope
The Higgs boson was hypothesised to explain electroweak symmetry breaking nearly 50 years before its discovery. Its eventual discovery at the LHC took half a century of innovative...
Apr 29, 2021
Eight Groups Spreading Food Disinformation
When it comes to food safety, there’s no shortage of well-funded advocacy groups stirring up public concern. Under the guise of promoting industry transparency or protecting...
Apr 20, 2021
Tyrannosaurs May Have Hunted in Packs Like Wolves
Tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research announced on Monday has found.
Apr 11, 2021
'Lost Golden City' Found in Egypt
The discovery of a 3,000-year-old city that was lost to the sands of Egypt has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds since Tutankhamun's tomb. Famed...
Apr 5, 2021
Are Peer Reviewers as Brutal as Claimed?
Most scholars are familiar with peer review; the sometimes brutal system by which academic work is judged. The COVID-19 pandemic has even mainstreamed this process, with media...
Apr 2, 2021
Coins Found in U.S. May Unlock Centuries-Old Pirate Mystery
A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in the US state of Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve a centuries-old cold case. The...
Apr 1, 2021
The Surprising Truth About Narcissists
It was the Greeks who named it, with the myth of Narcissus – the beautiful youth so in love with his own reflection that it killed him. The Roman poet Ovid produced the...
Mar 15, 2021
Was King Arthur a Real Person?
Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords may be no basis for a system of government, but the legends surrounding Arthur, king of the Britons, are the foundation for a grand...
Mar 12, 2021
Breathtaking Treasure Reveals Power of the Woman Buried With It
She was buried some 3,700 years ago, inside a large clay jar. But archaeologists say that the bracelets on her wrist, the heavy silver diadem still clinging to her temple and the...
Feb 15, 2021
'See Through Soil' Could Help Farmers Deal With Future Droughts
In research that may eventually help crops survive drought, scientists at Princeton University have uncovered a key reason that mixing material called hydrogels with soil has...
Feb 14, 2021
The Reason We Are Running Out of Farmers
Four years ago, Andrés MacGillivray took an unusual decision. He had a high-flying job as a project manager at a pharmaceuticals company in Canada and looked set for a cushy...
Feb 14, 2021
Pigs Taught to Play Video Game With Snouts
Pigs can play video games, scientists have found, after putting four fun-loving swine to the test. Four pigs - Hamlet, Omelette, Ebony and Ivory - were trained to use an arcade-style...
Feb 5, 2021
Bose Einstein Condensate: What Is the 'Fifth State of Matter'?
Sometimes referred to as the 'fifth state of matter', a Bose Einstein Condensate is a state of matter created when particles, called bosons, are cooled to near absolute zero (-273.15...
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