SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
'HALLOWEEN CRACK' FORCES BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY TO ABANDON RESEARCH STATION FOR SECOND TIME
The future of the British Antarctic Survey at the south pole is in doubt after scientists were forced to abandon their research station for the second time after cracks lengthened in the ice sheet.
WHY EASTBOURNE IS AMONG THE MOST POLLUTED TOWNS IN BRITAIN
The seaside town of Eastbourne once tempted the likes of Charles Dickens to leave the urban smog of London in search of cleaner air.
THESE PEOPLE NEVER EXISTED. THEY WERE MADE BY AN AI.
Chipmaker NVIDIA has developed an AI that produces highly detailed images of human-looking faces, but the people depicted don't actually exist. The system is the latest example of how AI is blurring the line between the "real" and the fabricated.
“ELECTRIC SAILS” COULD ALLOW US TO REACH THE FARTHEST RECESSES OF SPACE
We could travel through the cosmos in record time.
IS SOY GOOD FOR THE HEART? FDA PROPOSAL BACKTRACKS ON HEALTH CLAIM
For years, manufacturers of
foods have been allowed to say that eating their products may reduce the risk of heart disease.
But today (Oct.
BIBLE MAY RECORD OLDEST KNOWN SOLAR ECLIPSE
The Old Testament Book of Joshua may contain the oldest known reference to a solar eclipse recorded by humanity.
EXERCISING IN A GROUP IS BETTER FOR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, STUDY SUGGESTS
Exercising with a group makes people feel physically and mentally better than working out alone, a new study suggests. Researchers found working out in a group lowers stress by 26 percent and significantly improved quality of life.
DAYLIGHT SAVING CRIME: WHEN CLOCKS FALL BACK, ASSAULTS SPIKE
Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5, which means most people in the U.S. will turn their clocks back an hour — but a new study finds that this extra bit of shut-eye may not be as beneficial as some may think.
SKIN CELLS COULD BE BUILDING BLOCKS IN FIGHTING CANCER AND OTHER DISEASES
A team has discovered how to re-program skin cells so that they can become any other type of body cell. This work could create non-invasive, customized treatments for a range of serious illnesses.
EXPLORERS WILL DIVE BENEATH ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF LOOKING FOR LIFE
Chill-proofed divers are about to plunge beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in
in an attempt to figure out how global warming is affecting the diverse array of life that hangs out there.