SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
CAVE-DWELLING SNAIL NAMED FOR D&D GODDESS OF DARKNESS
A new species of cave-dwelling land snail from Brazil recently received a scientific name that recalls its subterranean habitat in a uniquely geeky way.
ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT ENTITIES ARE ALLOWING DOCTORS TO SAVE LIVES
Doctors have developed a deep learning algorithm that can cut the time needed to analyze and classify a tissue sample during surgery from 30 to 40 minutes to just 3 or 4. AI is sparking advancements in all areas of the healthcare, and as the technology advances, so will its ability to help doctors keep us healthy.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NASA'S EPIC 7-PLANET DISCOVERY TODAY
NASA has discovered more than 2,000 exoplanets that could potentially be home to some sort of life – but we know very little about them. Today, that all changed, as NASA unveiled a solar system with a staggering 7 Earth-like planets that are similar in size and density to our own.
FACTS ABOUT TARDIGRADES
Tardigrades, often called water bears or moss piglets, are near-microscopic animals with long, plump bodies and scrunched-up heads.
ANCIENT KENNEWICK MAN FINALLY LAID TO REST
Thousands of years after his death, an ancient skeleton known as the Kennewick Man has finally been laid to rest.
NEW RESEARCH COULD REWRITE PHYSICS FROM THE GROUND UP
A team of four researchers came together to propose the addition of six novel particles to tackle five enduring issues within the current Standard Model Theory. If their proposal is proven and accepted, it could help explain physics mysteries like why there is more matter than antimatter and what is dark mater?
BRUTALLY MURDERED PICTISH MAN'S FACE GETS DIGITALLY RECREATED
The face of a 1,400-year-old murder victim is seeing the light of day, now that scientists have digitally reconstructed his features.
The victim, a young Pictish man, met a grisly end when he was brutally murdered in what is now modern Scotland.
LIMITLESS ENERGY: COULD WE EVER BRING SCI-FI FUSIONS REACTORS TO LIFE?
In a recent National Geographic interview, Neil Degrasse Tyson discusses the possibility of creating a fusion reactor similar to the arc reactor from the Marvel universe. While a comic book style reactor isn't feasible, unlimited clean energy from a fusion reactor is still possible.
CANNIBAL CORPSE WORM: 3-FOOT-LONG CREATURE HAD MONSTER JAWS
A newly discovered ancient worm that would have grown to more than 3 feet (1 meter) long is the oldest "Bobbit worm" ever discovered.
Bobbit worm is the colloquial term for giant eunicids, marine worms that still exist today.
TINY, WIND-POWERED PUMPS COULD HELP REPLENISH ARCTIC ICE
As climate change intensifies the melting of sea ice in the Arctic, thousands of tiny, wind-powered pumps could make Earth's northern cap freeze, scientists propose.