What do you get when you bring together nuclear physicists, a DJ and one media artist for a project? Why, a radioactive orchestra of course!
Just last month we told you about a whale with the ability to mimic human speech, but apparently that was just the beginning. An elephant with the ability to actually speak distinct words has now been discovered in South Korea.
For all our advances in science and technology, the inner workings of the human brain remain largely a mystery when it comes to some of our habits and addictions. But a new research study from MIT has offered new insight into how we might be able to directly control those habits with simple bursts of light.
From bagel bites to tapas, people everywhere enjoy eating miniaturized food. Just look at the picture above of a mini chicken pot pie, lasagna, grilled cheese, mac and cheese and my personal favorite, Thanksgiving leftovers. Look at how cute they are — I really want one…or 15 (and if you say you don't, I simply won't believe you).
It took us humans a long, long time to figure out that electricity is good for blogging, but other living things have been taking advantage of it for ages to do other, more important things like lighting up Christmas trees. Scientists in Denmark have discovered a new sort of bacteria that also use electricity, making a living by acting as microscopic extension cords.
On May 11, 2011 a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit the town of Lorca in southern Spain. It was the country's worst quake in 50 years, killing 9, injuring nearly 300 and dealing millions in damages to Spain's struggling economy. Scientists have been searching for the cause of this "unusually shallow" quake and recently published an interesting theory.
According to a study published in the October issue of Current Biology entitled "Spontaneous human speech mimicry by a cetacean," whales can talk.
I burned my mouth drinking coffee twice while typing up this article, so, yeah, Dr. Jason McConville is pretty much a personal hero right now.
Pimples are an annoying part of life that inconvenience teens and sometimes, ahem, adults, too. Acne, on the other hand, is a stubborn bacteria that wreaks havoc on innocent and undeserving victims. For our impressionable youth, especially, it can affect confidence and make social interactions uncomfortable.
Titan is pretty Earth-like. It's got methane cycles akin to our planet's water cycle, and it's inclined by about 27 degrees, similar to the Earth. That incline means Titan has season like Earth does, and scientists have collected 30 years of data about the moon's seasons, the equivalent of a full year. Turns out, Titan's seasons are another similarity the moon has with our own planet.