Psychology students at the University of Otago, New Zealand, found students with greater fear of missing out, were more likely to report embarrassing and impulsive actions they later regret while drinking.
A group of scientists, led by Dr Sjoert van Velzen of Johns Hopkins University, has observed a new way for plasma to escape the gravitational pull of a supermassive black hole. The results are based on radio observations tracking a star as it gets torn apart by the supermassive black hole – which is located [...]
Named Geminoid F, the robot has amassed a legion of fans, with some even describing her as ‘sexy’ at the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing this week.
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the world’s oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday the Laysan Albatross named Wisdom was spotted at the remote island on Nov. 19.
An ornithologist first put an identification band on Wisdom in 1956. She’s estimated to be at least 64 years old, but she could be older.
Laysan albatrosses typically mate for life, but Wisdom has likely had more than one mate. She has raised as many as 36 chicks.
Breeding albatrosses and their mates will often spend about six months rearing and feeding their young. They forage hundreds of miles out at sea for squid or flying fish eggs.
Midway Atoll is about 1,200 miles northwest of Honolulu. It’s part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
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A robot in the “Spencer” project is now all set to face the real world at the major international airport Schiphol in Amsterdam. Its mission: to help passengers find their way around the airport.
The rate of carbon burial in remote lakes has doubled over the last 100 years, researchers say, suggesting even isolated ecosystems are feeling the effects of our changing climate.
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A new technique for growing human hepatocytes in the laboratory has now been described by a team of researchers. This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for patients awaiting transplantations.
The way you move your head says a lot about what you’re doing, and how hard it is. This device is tapping into that data to help you tackle distraction
People who eat 93g or more of red meat each day are at a 47 per cent higher risk of suffering an ischemic stroke – a blockage in the blood vessels supplying the brain, say German scientists.