Boaty McBoatface submarine set for first scientific mission

Boaty McBoatface submarine set for first scientific mission

An unmanned submarine christened Boaty McBoatface by the public is set to undertake her first mission in the icy waters of the Antarctic. Boaty McBoatface isn't just a silly name the Internet thought up last...
African Elephants Sleep Just Two Hours Per Day, Says New Study

African Elephants Sleep Just Two Hours Per Day, Says New Study

African Elephants Only Sleep For Two Hours A Night, If They Even Sleep At All. Elephants were known to sleep as long as six hours a day in captivity, but Paul Manger of the University...
Scientists have created a new form of matter, called a supersolid

Scientists have created a new form of matter, called a supersolid

MIT scientists have created a new form of matter, a supersolid, which combines the properties of solids with those of superfluids. By using lasers to manipulate a superfluid gas known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, the...
Scientists use artificial sweetener to measure pee in pools [Research]

Scientists use artificial sweetener to measure pee in pools [Research]

How much pee is in your pool? Canadian scientists have determined the amount of pee in the average swimming pool by using an artificial sweetener known as Acesulfame Potassium — and the results are...
Metallic Hydrogen Disappears from Harvard Lab

Metallic Hydrogen Disappears from Harvard Lab

Researchers reportedly say that the world’s only sample of metallic hydrogen, which was touted as potentially revolutionizing technology, has disappeared. According to one theory, the metal would be a superconductor capable of dramatically improving anything...
Apollo 11 Lunar Bag To Be Given To Auction Winner, Reports

Apollo 11 Lunar Bag To Be Given To Auction Winner; Reports

NASA ordered to give back Apollo 11 lunar bag. Nancy Lee Carlson will finally get her moon dust back. A federal judge Friday ordered the Johnson Space Center to return the Illinois woman's lunar collection bag...
Doomsday seed vault gets huge "and critical" seed deposit

Doomsday seed vault gets huge (and critical) seed deposit

Svalbard doomsday seed vault stocked up as fears of imminent apocalypse grow. The ‘Doomsday’ Svalbard Global Seed Vault is nearing one million seed samples after nearly 50,000 samples from around the globe were deposited Wednesday...
Ancient Pueblo: DNA Reveals an Early American Dynasty Centered on Women

Ancient Pueblo: DNA Reveals an Early American Dynasty Centered on Women

New DNA analysis of ancient Pueblo remains suggests that the complex society that once existed at Chaco Canyon in the southwestern United States traced family relationships through the mother’s line, confirming long-held contentions of...
LemurFaceID: The Next Big Thing in Lemurs Conservation?

LemurFaceID: The Next Big Thing in Lemurs Conservation?

A team of lemur biologists and computer scientists has created LemurFaceID – recognition technology that can identify facial variations in lemurs with 97 per cent accuracy. According to the research team from The George Washington...
Iron Age Potters Accidentally Recorded the Strength of Earth's Magnetic Field [research]

Iron Age Potters Accidentally Recorded the Strength of Earth’s Magnetic Field [research]

Iron age potters carefully recorded Earth's magnetic field, Albert Einstein considered the origin of the Earth's magnetic field one of the five most important unsolved problems in physics. The weakening of the geomagnetic field,...

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