Astronomers are keeping a close eye on a newly-discovered Comet ISON, which could become visible in broad daylight later this year when it skims through the atmosphere of the sun. Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news.
This view of layered rocks on the floor of McLaughlin Crater shows sedimentary rocks that contain spectroscopic evidence for minerals formed through interaction with water. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona[/caption] PASADENA, Calif. — A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of [...]
*Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview* is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out. Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings [...]
The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world.
Was our solar system once home to a fifth gas-giant? An astronomer from the Southwest Research Institute in Texas believes it might have been. First, it isn’t entirely unusual for planets to be ejected from planetary systems. In fact, astronomers think one or more planets may have been kicked from a system when there are [...]
15. FIRST RISING SUN OF ABOVE MOUNT FUJI 2012 Photograph by JIJI Press/AFP/Getty Images 14.Serenity Now Photograph by ZAK NOYLE for SURFER MAGAZINE 13.OUTDOOR JACUZZI ON THE MATTERHORN Photograph via Iglu-Dorf.com 12. Olympic full moon Photograph by REUTERS/Luke MacGrego (via Reuters Olympics on Facebook) 11.BASE JUMPING IN RIO Photograph by [...]
10 January 2013 Laura Howes The field of molecular machines has taken a new bio-inspired turn to assemble another molecule, in this case linking up individual amino acids into a peptide. While this molecular peptide synthesiser isn’t going to rival a ribosome for speed any time soon, it does suggest a way to make multicomponent [...]
New research shows China’s controversial One Child Policy (OCP) has not only dramatically re-shaped the population, but has produced individuals lacking characteristics important for economic and social attainment. In research published today in Science, Professors Lisa Cameron and Lata Gangadharan from Monash University, Professor Xin Meng from the Australian National University (ANU) and Associate Professor [...]
NASA’s Curiosity rover dusts off a rock on Mars for the first time.
Annalee Newitz Celebrated geneticist James Watson, one of several researchers who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA, has just published what can only be called a cancer manifesto in Open Biology. It’s full of fairly harsh criticisms for current cancer researchers, but also suggests several ways forward in the “war on cancer.” Among [...]
Esther Inglis-Arkell Everyone knows that relativity plays hell with time, and that it can do a number on space, but what about mass? Why do objects get more or less mass depending on their relative speed? We’re going to give you a quick explanation of why running can make you gain weight. No, [...]
Once thought to be restricted to early mammalian development or to nonmammalian vertebrates like reptiles, adult neurogenesis is now known to occur in mammals, including humans. This lecture will explain how researchers are trying to harness this remarkable neuroregenerative potential to repair the injured or diseased brain, and improve prediction, prevention, and treatment of brain [...]
Paul Zak is a neuroeconomics expert in California.