An official investigation into an accident last February at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.
Young adolescents’ judgements on how risky a situation might be are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while most other age groups are more influenced by adults’ views, finds new UCL research.For the study, published in Psychological Science, 563 visitors to the London Science Museum were asked to rate the riskiness of everyday situations such as crossing a road on a red light or taking a shortcut through a dark alley. —> Read More
Science News reports on detection of particle entanglement in a beam of squeezed light. ICFO researchers were able to observe effects of entanglement monogamy, where particles can be strongly entangled only if they have few entanglement partners. —> Read More
China’s endangered Ili Pika goes viral —> Read More
Tinder hack makes hundreds of straight men flirt with each other – and entertaining conversation follows
A California-based hacker, who is named only as Patrick, created a program which worked by luring in two men who ‘like’ one of his fake profiles and matching them to each other instead. —> Read More
In the northern part of the Earth this observation photo was taken from the International Space Station by members of the Expedition 43 crew on Mar. 23, 2015.
The various organisms living in homes and other indoor spaces rarely has been researched, with sparse studies of rodents and German cockroaches, Cornell researchers say. —> Read More
Early humans ‘came in a range of shapes and sizes': Fossils reveal the bodies of our ancestors diversified sooner than first thought
Researchers from the University of Cambridge studied fossils from early humans collected in in Kenya (pictured), Tanzania, South Africa, and Georgia. —> Read More
Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex. —> Read More
The temperature limit we’ve chosen to protect our planet from harmful warming is 0.5 °C too high, say a growing number of climate scientists