SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
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.
TROVE OF DAZZLING BRONZE AGE WEAPONS UNEARTHED IN SCOTLAND
Excavations during the construction of two soccer fields in Scotland have turned up a rare discovery — a Bronze-Age weapon hoard, including a notched bronze sword and a gold-decorated spearhead.
FAMOUS SCIENTISTS' EARLY WORKS STOLEN IN $2.5 MILLION HEIST OF RARE BOOKS
Early works from some of the most famous scientists in history — including Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton — were stolen in a recent rare-book heist in London, according to news reports.
FACTS ABOUT PIRANHAS
Piranhas are South American fish with razor-sharp teeth and a reputation for feeding frenzies.
SCIENTISTS UNCOVER GENES THAT MAY HELP COMBAT AGING AND DISEASE
Researchers have discovered that a subset of genes associated with the circadian cycle become active only later in life or during periods of intense stress. These 25 genes could be the key to treating everything from neural degeneration and loss of memory to fertility and digestive problems.
NASA SCIENTISTS HAVE A NEW WAY TO DEFINE PLANETS
NASA researchers led by by Alan Stern, the principle investigator for NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission, have proposed a geophysical definition of a planet. The new definition would include all known dwarf planets as well as our very own Moon, but would leave out other cosmic objects such as stars and black holes.
WATCH THIS AMAZING DRONE FOOTAGE OF FALCON 9 LANDING
Using a camera-equipped drone, SpaceX was able to film the Falcon 9's third successful landing. The reusable nature of this rocket significantly reduces the cost of launches and makes more frequent launches and faster pogress possible.