SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
ANCIENT COPTIC TOMBSTONE FOUND ALONG EGYPT'S AVENUE OF SPHINXES
Archaeologists unearthed an ancient Coptic tombstone during a dig Sunday (Oct. 22), according to Egypt's antiquities ministry.
The tombstone is decorated with a cross and Coptic inscriptions that were carved onto a limestone block, the ministry said.
SOON, WE MAY HAVE A HOST OF HABITABLE ALIEN WORLDS
Researchers from NASA's Goddard Institute have proposed a new way of looking at the habitability of exoplanets. Instead of relying on the usual one-dimensional approach, they considered observing a candidate planet using three dimensions.
THE FIVE (AND MORE) SENSES
Humans have five basic senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. The sensing organs associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world around us.
MILLIONS DIE OF PNEUMONIA EACH YEAR — A VACCINE COULD CHANGE THAT
Pneumonia can be a life-threating illness, especially for children or the elderly. A new vaccine provides more coverage for different strains than ever before, which could potentially save millions of lives.
LOW-FAT BACON? SCIENTISTS USE CRISPR TO BREED PETITE PIGLETS
A group of scientists in China has successfully modified the genes of pigs to create a slimmer swine.
FACEBOOK AND INTEL ARE JOINING FORCES FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Intel and Facebook are working together on Nervana, Intel's newest processor designed for AI and deep learning. The chip is an integral part of multiple projects that are expected to help Intel achieving 100 times better AI performance by 2020.
THERE’S A NEW THEORY ON HOW LIFE EVOLVES ON A BASIC LEVEL
Scientists have established a promising new theory that aims to make sense of molecular evolution. The study could have a major impact on how we look into the way proteins change over time.
HAPPY MOLE DAY! MAYORS CELEBRATE SCIENTIFIC DATE WITH RESEARCH PUSH
: Mayors across the U.S.
FDA APPROVES NEW CLINICAL TRIAL USING STEM CELLS TO TREAT NON-HEALING WOUNDS
Stem cell researchers aim to cure diabetes, heal injuries, and even regenerate body parts. Recently, the FDA approved clinical trials at Sanford to use stem cells to heal non-healing leg wounds.
TEEN ASTRONOMER'S 1886 SKETCH REVEALS RARE WHITE SOLAR FLARE
A newly discovered sketch more than a century old reveals a rare solar phenomenon — a white solar flare.
The sketch looks a little like a doodle with various shapes and shadings.