California’s most famous butterfly nearing death spiral – San Francisco Chronicle

California’s most famous butterfly nearing death spiral – San Francisco Chronicle

An alarming, precipitous drop in the western monarch butterfly population in California this winter could spell doom for the species, a scenario that biologists say could also plunge bug-eating birds and other species into similar death spirals. Only 28,429 of the striking orange-and-black butterflies were counted at 213 sites in California, an 86 percent drop […]

Physicists Lay Out Plans for a New Supercollider – Scientific American

Physicists Lay Out Plans for a New Supercollider – Scientific American

CERN has unveiled its bold dream to build a new accelerator nearly four times as long as its 27-kilometer Large Hadron Collider—currently the world’s largest—and up to six times more powerful. The European particle physics laboratory, outside Geneva, Switzerland, outlined the plan in a technical report on 15 January. The document offers several preliminary designs […]

DNA Tool Allows You To Trace Your Ancient Ancestry – Ancient Origins

DNA Tool Allows You To Trace Your Ancient Ancestry – Ancient Origins

University of Sheffield Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual’s similarity to ancient people who once roamed the earth. Currently the study of ancient DNA requires a lot of information to classify […]

NASA APOCALYPSE warning: Space agency reveals ‘there's NO WAY to hide catastrophic event' – Express.co.uk

NASA APOCALYPSE warning: Space agency reveals ‘there's NO WAY to hide catastrophic event' – Express.co.uk

The apocalypse is said to be the complete final destruction of the world, first described in the Bible’s Book of Revelation. For decades, many have predicted the event, the most significant being on December 21, 2012, when conspiracy theorists claimed a mythical planet named Nibiru would smash into Earth. However, NASA disregarded the claims at the time […]

NASA's deep-space nuclear-power crisis may soon end, thanks to a clever new robot in Tennessee – Business Insider

NASA's deep-space nuclear-power crisis may soon end, thanks to a clever new robot in Tennessee – Business Insider

The US government says a new robot is poised to help it create a reliable, long-term supply chain of plutonium-238 (Pu-238): a radioactive material NASA requires to explore deep space. NASA uses Pu-238 to power its most epic space missions— among them New Horizons (now beyond Pluto), the Voyagers (now in interstellar space), and Cassini […]

Lab strips titles of genetic pioneer over race remarks – Newsday

Lab strips titles of genetic pioneer over race remarks – Newsday

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Friday revoked several honorary titles from its former director and Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in DNA research, after he repeated his belief that blacks are genetically inferior to whites in intelligence. James Watson, 90, had first publicly made those remarks in a 2007 magazine interview and repeated them on PBS’ “American Masters: Decoding […]

1 2 3 48