Amanda Valenzuela

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Melting glaciers are revealing the mummified bodies of soldiers, ancient icemen, and long-lost adventurers

Throughout the ages, ice and snow mummified the bodies of those who met their unfortunate end in a glacial snowbank. Take, for instance, frozen bodies that poked through a glacier on Mexico’s highest mountain earlier this year. They are suspected to be two climbers who went missing in 1959.<p>As …

Planting the Cenozoic Garden

Sixty six million years ago, a global catastrophe extinguished the non-avian dinosaurs. This is common knowledge. It’s also too narrow a view. Various forms of life disappeared in the same geologic instant – from coil-shelled ammonites to some forms of mammal – and others, for reasons as yet …

Earth - Amazing photos of Australia's epic Great Barrier Reef

More than 100,000 beautiful images of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been released to the public.<p>The photos include species living on the reef, 360 degree panoramas and map the reef from 32 different locations.<p>"This is the largest single collection of survey photographs of the Great Barrier …

Building Atoms with Arduino and Processing

<i>This post is coming to you live from the Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire being held today at the London College of Communication.</i><p>The atomic arcade is an atom building game from Springtale funded as a science communications tool by the Institute of Physics. Whilst the game is still in early beta, …

11 Things We Learned from AMNH's New Exhibition on Natural Disasters

This weekend, the American Museum of Natural History opens its latest exhibition, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters. Originally created …

Mao Zedong

Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection

The different gut bacteria in autistic individuals may be contributing to the disorder.<p>Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling. But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain.<p>This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of …

Number of mental health patients behind bars falls in victory for Sunday Mirror campaign

The number of mental health patients being treated like criminals by being thrown in a police cell while they await treatment has fallen, new figures …

Evolution Meets Photoshop In These 19 Terrifyingly Adorable New Animal Species

An artist pits Photoshop, and her own artistry, against nature to create bizarre new species.<p>Glance at the animal photos by Seoul-based artist Sarah DeRemer, and you’ll first see something familiar and then immediately know something’s amiss. Feathered creatures growl with sharp fangs, a meerkat …

Lion Triplets Get Cuter Every Day

Woodland Park Zoo’s triplet Lion cubs are doing what cubs are supposed to do: grow, play, and get cuter every day.<p>The African Lion cubs, all males, …

Ancient DNA sheds light on the origin of Europeans

Much of the evidence of where the first Europeans came from was originally derived from comparisons of skulls but our work looking at ancient DNA is …

Anthropology

Cliff Dwellers | Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) - Estes Park - Colorado

Print Only<p>Do you prefer the look of a traditionally framed print? If so the print only option is for you. With the print only option you are free to …

Framing

India Mass Sterilisation Scandal: Authorities Say Drugs Contaminated with Rat Poison

Medications linked to the deaths of 15 women in a scandal in India involving botched sterilization operations may have contained a chemical compound …

Formation of the Earth's Atmosphere and Oceans

dense material (molten nickel and iron) flowed to the center<p>lighter material (molten silicon) flows to the top<p>earth cools and solidifies into basic …

Why butterflies’ spots change from season to season

A new study examines how the colorful insects escape their predators in different temperatures<p>Some butterflies change their spots, and scientists say they’ve found the reason why.<p>The butterfly <i>Bicyclus anynana</i> comes in two distinct forms. In the wet season, the bug is emblazoned with large, vibrant …

Archaeologists Find Ancient Wonders Near ISIS Stronghold

Archaeologists in Turkey have unveiled their latest discoveries, found amid the ruins of an ancient city that is within sight of an Islamic State stronghold in neighboring Syria.<p>"Basically we work 20 meters away from the Islamic State-controlled areas," the University of Bologna's Nicolo Marchetti …

Archaeology