Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that swept across part of ancient Mars. Lomonosov crater in the planet's northern plains fits the bill as the source of tsunami deposits identified on the surface.Growing evidence that tsunami waves washed over the boundary between the southern highlands …read more
What happens when you shoot lasers at a dinosaur fossil? Some chemicals preserved in the fossil glow, providing a nuanced portrait of the ancient creature’s bones, feathers and soft tissue such as skin.
Soft tissue is rarely preserved in fossils, and when it is, it can be easily obscured …read more
This animal is a Venus flytrap anemone, a relative of jellyfish in the phylum Cnidaria. Within that phylum, it’s in the Class Anthozoa along with the corals, its relatives. This one is particularly striking owing to its pleasing perch atop a dead Iridogorgia coral. And it functions pretty much …read more
Today sees the publication of a significant new technical paper on dinosaur phylogeny. And it’s a game-changer or watershed study, one of those that will get cited a phenomenal amount and result in a distinct pre- and post-2017 marker in the literature. The paper concerned – published in Nature and …read more
Shrink yourself small enough to swoop over the surface of a human cell, and you might be reminded of Earth’s terrain. Fats, or lipids, stay close to the surface, like grasses and shrubs. Proteins stand above the shrubs, as mighty oaks or palm trees. But before you could distinguish …read more
In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a non-human organism, survive, and even grow inside a host animal, in this case, pigs.
In the past, human-animal chimeras have …read more
For some businessmen, a wristwatch is more than a time-telling device. It's a statement. "A watch is the greatest icebreaker there is," says Hamilton Powell, the CEO of Crown & Caliber , an online secondary market for luxury watches. "In an unfamiliar city, I can approach a complete stranger and with two …read more
Even though all of the New Horizons spacecraft data taken during its 2015 flyby of Pluto has been downloaded to Earth for months, scientists are still piecing it all together.
Now two scientists, Tod Lauer and Alex Parker, have processed some of the New Horizons data to produce a stunning …read more
Mary Lam (not her real name), 34, who caught polio as a child and today works as a restaurant supervisor in the capital, Juba, explained what it was like growing up reliant on bamboo sticks to haul herself around with a bad leg.
The fast-developing technology has churned out more …read more
This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a "P" icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot.
The new feature in Google Maps requires a manual entry, but this is actually a bit of an …read more
To become a qualified NASA astronaut, candidates spend up to two years of training learning the ropes through intensive classes and simulations that help them prepare for working while weightless, navigating around different parts of the space shuttle and international space station, and serving as each others' emergency medical technicians …read more
Among other tweaks, like better compatibility with newer versions of Windows, the new patch will include two important updates: the ability to connect to and play against owners of the upcoming remastered version, and the change to a wholly free product.
If you pay for the remaster, which will launch …read more
The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
The solar tiles are aimed at popularizing the …read more
A top U.K. official is targeting WhatsApp, after reports that the terrorist who killed four people used the messaging app before launching his attack in London.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption offered terrorists a safe way to communicate. She said government needs to be …read more
According to reports in US media, Amazon is targeting India for new grocery stores.
Amazon’s internal code name for its India grocery ambitions: Project Everest.
Amazon currently has high-tech grocery stores in the US: shoppers just pick up their groceries and leave. There are no checkout clerks or cash …read more