Most People Can See in Complete Darkness
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 09:01:41 am
Find a space with total darkness and slowly move your hand from side to side in front of your face. What do you see?
`Rare` Roman Eagle Sculpture Unearthed in London
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 08:57:18 am
A Roman sculpture of an eagle clasping a snake has been discovered by archaeologists at a London building site
Model Virus Shows Why No Cure for Common Cold
Posted on October 29, 2013 at 01:56:51 pm
In a pair of landmark studies that exploit the genetic sequencing of the “missing link” cold virus, rhinovirus C, scientists have constructed a three-dimensional model of the pathogen that shows why there is no cure yet for the common cold.
Cassini Gets New Views of Titan's Land of Lakes
Posted on October 28, 2013 at 02:22:18 pm
With the sun now shining down over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, a little luck with the weather, and trajectories that put the spacecraft into optimal viewing positions
Tell-Tale Toes Point to Oldest-Known Fossil Bird Tracks
Posted on October 28, 2013 at 10:05:56 am
Two fossilized footprints found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia, were likely made by birds during the Early Cretaceous, making them the oldest known bird tracks in Australia
Scientists Discover New Species in 'Lost World' in Australia
Posted on October 28, 2013 at 08:33:31 am
Scientists have discovered a "Lost World" of unknown creatures in a rainforest perched on boulders in a remote part of Queensland
Single Dendrites Can Perform Computations
Posted on October 27, 2013 at 06:11:36 pm
New research by scientists has shown that computations can be carried out by the microscopic branches of neurons known as dendrites, which are the receiving elements of neurons.
19 Living Relatives Of 'Otzi The Iceman' Mummy Discovered
Posted on October 26, 2013 at 09:06:23 pm
Ötzi the Iceman, a stunningly preserved mummy found in the Italian Alps in 1991, has living relatives in the region, new genetic analysis shows.
Earthquake-Triggered Landslides Pose Significant Hazard for Seattle
Posted on October 26, 2013 at 06:27:55 pm
A new study suggests the next big earthquake on the Seattle fault may cause devastating damage from landslides, greater than previously thought and beyond the areas currently defined as prone to landslides
Angry Sun Spits Two Million-Mph Tongues Of Fire
Posted on October 25, 2013 at 09:45:34 pm
The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth