In point of fact, it took two days. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory collaboration, better known as LIGO, switched on its upgraded detectors on 12 September 2015. Within 48 hours, it had made its first detection. It took a few
Even the most peaceful group feels electric with communicative action. There's continuous eye contact, touching, trunk and ear movements to which others attend and respond. Elephants engage in low-frequency vocalisation, most of which you can't
And, as with so many government coups and policies of questionable morality found in Latin America, we find the hand of the US government. The National Catholic Register reported on Tuesday that the US Agency for International Development the US's p
It's hard to imagine anything still alive that was born in 1505. That was the year that Martin Luther became a monk and King Henry VIII called off his engagement with Catherine of Aragon... in short, a bloody long time ago. But that's exactl
I work regularly with sacred plant medicine. It is apparent that the plant spirits, or, the plant teachers as I call them have long been participating in the global paradigm shift. As more on this planet are tuning into the incredibly healing power
Mushrooms are actually just the above-ground portion of certain fungi. Some species grow a root-like system called a mycelium, which sprout into mushrooms when they reach the surface. They sprinkle spores, the fungal equivalent of a seed, so the cy
Like a hit-and-run driver who races from the scene of a crash, the interstellar guest known as 'Oumuamua has bolted out of the solar system, leaving confusion in its wake. Early measurements seemed to indicate that it was an asteroid ?" a dry roc
There are multiple accounts of terminal cancer, undeterred by Big Pharma's strongest cocktails, that has been cured with nothing more than a turmeric supplement - and there's a growing body of scientific evidence to support the stories of turme
The Trump administration has proposed the idea of recognizing "sex" as "biological sex" for purposes of Title IX, according to a draft memo leaked to the New York Times.
Obviously enough, it is the true story of the relationship between a dominant female African elephant and the author himself. Just briefly, a small, displaced herd of elephants had become very aggressive and dangerous to the local native villagers, a
What is graphene? What is it used for? The most amazing thing about this semi-metal of the future is the fact that you can produce it yourself in your living room!
"You have taken on something extremely important to the company," Gomes declared, according to a transcript of his comments obtained by The Intercept. "I have to admit it has been a difficult journey. But I do think a very important and worthwh
For over a week, this animal was sprinting back-and-forth on an eight foot ledge. Wolverines in the wild travel up to fifteen miles per day, and this one is in captivity in a space the size of an average living room.
As far as being intelligent, back in the 1990s, pigs were literally trained to use their snouts to manipulate a cursor on a video screen to distinguish between known scribbles and new ones. Plus, they performed this task just as fast as chimpanzees.
it made 22 daring final orbits, swooping between the planet and its rings in a mission called the Grand Finale. Now, researchers are analysing the data from the that mission, and there are a few surprises.
"We went out of the laboratory, into the field ?" real-life field tests," says Stamets. "And we saw enormous benefit to the bees." So what's going on here? Stamets says the operating hypothesis is this: "These aren't really antiv
Astronomers have "compelling evidence" that they have made the first discovery of an exomoon ?" a moon orbiting a planet far beyond our solar system. The team at Columbia University, New York, combined observations from two space telescopes, Ke
. The new system, dubbed BrainNet, was tested by wiring three test subjects up to machines that let them send messages to each other using just their brainwaves.
This technology may someday power spacecraft, satellites, high-flying drones, and pacemakers.
Light is heavy. Powerful laser beams have a gravitational field, which warps the fabric of the universe around them and may help us understand how gravity behaves in the quantum realm.
If a solution to the Riemann hypothesis is confirmed, it would be big news. Among other things, the hypothesis is intimately connected to the distribution of prime numbers, those indivisible by any whole number other than themselves and one. If the h
. One example of such a change could be due to biosurfactants ?" particles produced by certain microorganisms ?" which hold the ability to serve as building blocks for potential commercial products like cleaners and detergents.
Yet loneliness is not a universal condition; nor is it a purely visceral, internal experience. It is less a single emotion and more a complex cluster of feelings, composed of anger, grief, fear, anxiety, sadness and shame. It also has social and poli
. In total, the estimated number of microbial cells on Earth hovers around a nonillion (1030), a number that outstrips imagination and exceeds the estimated number of stars in the Universe. Naturally, this begs the question of how many species might
What we are going to look at in this chapter is a new concept in oxygen therapy, or what might be called oxygen manipulation; treatments that would alternate between oxygen deprivation and maximum oxygen saturation to stimulate the immune system, sp
Now, new science published in Nature demonstrates that global tree cover is rapidly expanding across the planet as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere rise to healthier, pro-tree levels that support forest growth and health.