Common sense suggests that a high rate of new species formation will eventually lead to impressive levels of biodiversity. But that depends on how many of the newly formed species survive and how many go extinct. And extinction rates could not be add
A collision 8 to 10 billion years ago between our own Milky Way and a smaller galaxy dubbed "the sausage" helped grow stars in the centre of the Milky Way, including our own sun. The smaller galaxy was torn apart in the collision, providing extra
. Neuroscientists are starting to suspect that this little cauliflower-shaped orb at the back of our head, which is packed with more neurons than all the other brain regions put together and home to a superfast wiring system, is doing the kinds of co
"Just spending time outdoors, I'd frequently see crows harassing ravens…that was interesting to me because in nature it's usually the bigger birds that dominate the smaller birds," says Freeman. "I wondered if this was a real 'thing' and if
In a new study published online Monday in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, a team of astronomers presented the first convincing observation of a planet-sized object orbiting within the circumstellar disk of its host star - in this case, a 10-m
A new study says you can't trust most studies. Well, that is one way to make sure your study is believed… If the study is wrong, it proves the study is right! It's like when someone tells you they are a liar… should you believe them?
"In the past we had different estimates of the rotation rates, but something that was a bit strange was that you had different measurements that did not match," says Thomas Navarro, a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA and lead author of the paper.
Rabalais, who is also a distinguished research professor at LSU's Marine Consortium, told Truthout the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico has, over the 31 years it has been measured, averaged 5,806 square miles in size.
Tolerance has indeed historically been a framework for people fundamentally different from one another to live peacefully together. Which is precisely why it is time to dispense once and for all with tolerance as a model for relations between groups.
But science has actually gone one better than fiction since the first Jurassic Park film came out in 1993: In late 2016, paleontologists announced the discovery of most of a dinosaur tail in amber, with well-preserved feathers and skin. But eve
A massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining a cohort of over one million people has found a strong association between persons suffering from stress disorders, including PTSD, and an increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases such a
In my view, this is a promising study, and well-designed. For instance, Palhano-Fontes et al. went to some lengths to make the placebo brew look, taste and smell like the real thing. They even added zinc sulfate to make the placebo cause gastrointest
'In the mice that were awake, that cerebrospinal fluid starts to go into the brain but only resides on the surface and doesn't go deep into the brain tissue. 'In the same animal when it fell asleep, that cerebrospinal fluid goes far deeper i
(Natural News) The ability to implant artificial thoughts, memories, and sensory experiences into people's brains isn't that far off, according to new reports.
You've probably seen the periodic table of the elements before. Perhaps it still haunts your dreams, or maybe it came off as nothing more than requisite visual background noise meant to make a science classroom look more sophisticated. There's a
Graphene is one of the forms of carbon. Like diamonds and graphite, the forms (or 'allotropes') of carbon have different crystal structures, and this gives them different properties. Graphene is the basic 2D (two dimensional) form of a number of 3D a
As The World Mercury Project reports, Canada ranks in the "top 10" countries for autism rates. In 2018, it was revealed that 1 in 66 Canadian children were on the autism spectrum, based on data collected in 2015.
Historically, Earth's North and South magnetic poles have flipped every 200,000 or 300,000 years. However, the last flip was about 780,000 years ago, meaning our planet is well overdue. The latest satellite data, from the European Space Agency's
He's now speaking for Planned Parenthood and pushing population control... (Natural News) Former PBS "Science Guy" Bill Nye recently spoke at a fundraising event in San Antonio for Planned Parenthood of South Texas, a regional chapter of Plann
Researchers report that they used stacks of ultrathin materials to exert unprecedented control over the flow of electrons based on the direction of their spins -- where the electron "spins" are analogous to tiny, subatomic magnets. The materials
large-scale carbon nanotube (CNT) membranes that are able to combine and separate individual molecules.