Northwestern University professor Sinan Keten and his collaborators have authored a new review paper that explores the strategies nature employs to achieve different functions and the mechanics at play within those functions. —> Read More
Did our ancestors start cooking to make carrion safe to eat? Early humans may have used fire to avoid food poisoning
Anthropologists at Harvard University in Massachusetts found roasting meat on hot coals as early humans were suspected to have done can kill off most dangerous bacteria. —> Read More
No, you’re not imagining things. Your partner’s snoring probably has gotten worse over the years. You’ve tried everything from ear plugs to sleeping in different beds but nothing seems to drown out the inexplicably loud throaty sounds coming from your partner at night.
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Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and Dr Max Wallis, of Cardiff University, believe 67P (pictured) and similar comets could provide homes for living microbes similar to those on earth. —> Read More
Wind turbines can’t compete with fossil-fuel power plants unless we factor in the needs of both investors and environment, says policy expert Michael Grubb (full text available to subscribers)
Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren’t as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA’s New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, week-long study of the distant world.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its thirtieth flight (PSLV-C28), will launch three identical DMC3 optical earth observation satellites built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom (UK).
Scientists have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers, and is one thousandth of the cost of another drug that works in the same way. The discovery may open up cost effective treatment options for cancer patients across the world. —> Read More
A wisp of cosmic radio waves, emitted before our solar system was born, shows that a new radio telescope will be able to detect galaxies other telescopes can’t. —> Read More