Brooke Peguero

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Antarctic voyage: here may be monsters

Antarctica live<p>Two nights ago, a group of the scientists on board the Shokalskiy began a continuous 30-hour stretch of throwing bits of their equipment into the ocean. Every hour (sometimes every half-hour), they would throw a buoy or a temperature sensor overboard. At around 20 hours in, they even …

Icy Europa May Have First Evidence For Active Plate Tectonics on an Alien World

SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists may have spotted the first evidence for active plate tectonics on another world. Jupiter's moon Europa is covered in an …

'Blind As A Bat' Isn't Blind At All

Despite the idiom to the contrary, bats are not blind — they have excellent vision. But they own the night because of their sonar. Or do they?<p>By listening for their own bounced-back ultrasonic squeaks, bats can find insects faster than any bird. Yet cave-dwelling, insect-eating bats come out at …

Hung Up

Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication

Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say.<p>The evidence, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National …

Surreal Tree Branches Sprout Out from Indoor Support Beams

<i>Baitogogo</i> is a half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that presents a surreal growth of tree branches out of white columns. The So Paulo-based artist's piece offers a unique perspective of indoor design while reminding viewers of the materials used …

Architecture