Carol A. Jao

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Black Hole ‘Missing Link’ Found? Astronomers Discover Best Evidence Yet Of An Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

If we sat down and made a list of the weirdest objects in our universe, black holes would definitely feature somewhere near the top. These objects, …

How evolution turned ordinary plants into ravenous meat-eaters

Meat-eating plants the world over, separated by thousands of miles and millions of year of evolution, share the same sneaky flesh-grabbing tricks …

Biology

Scientists Finally Understand How Pitcher Plants Developed The Taste For Flesh

An ancient appetite awakens.<p>Plants that feast on animals for sustenance are something of a nightmarish novelty in the world of botany, but what's …

NASA released new photos of Saturn's rings, and they are *seriously* mysterious and breathtaking

Earth is awesome, thrilling and accommodates us beautifully — let’s hear it for oxygen and water! — but we remain extremely intrigued by what lies …

The Apollo Astronaut Who Was Allergic to the Moon

The inside of Apollo 17’s lunar module smelled of gunpowder. It was December 1972, the last of NASA’s manned moon missions, and astronauts Eugene …

Space Science

A Strange Green Comet Is Heading Our Way

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, returning to the inner solar system after more than five years, will be visible this week with binoculars or a …

Astronomy

A Snow Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Comet Are Set to Appear on the Same Day

You won't want to miss this incredibly rare stargazing opportunity.<p>Stargazers are in for a treat later this week, as three celestial events are set to take place on the same day. A full Snow Moon, a lunar eclipse and a passing comet should all be visible from Earth on the evening of Friday, …

Fireball Hissing: Weird Cause of Noises Made by Meteors Found

Bright, flaring meteors are sometimes accompanied by faint noises. What's strange about these popping, sizzling, rustling, and hissing sounds are …

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

How Scientists Are Tracking the Dangerous Weakening of Earth's Magnetic Field

<i>This article originally was published on</i> The Conversation.<p>The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and …