Clara Rogers

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Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body - Issue 34: Adaptation

The Greeks were obsessed with the mathematically perfect body. But unfortunately for anyone chasing that ideal, we were designed not by Pygmalion, …

Top 10

How human sacrifice propped up the social order

Understanding the role of state-sanctioned killing does more than illuminate the social evolution of “pre-modern” cultures.

A Nightmarish Timeline of What Would Happen to the Earth After a Massive Solar Flare

At first, things could actually be rather beautiful: worldwide auroras! A brighter sun! But then things would rapidly get ugly, with the breakdown of …

Solar Cycle

Unraveling the Mystery of Stem Cells

How do neurons become neurons? They all begin as stem cells, undifferentiated and with the potential to become any cell in the body. Until now, …

Scientists May Have Spotted Buried Lava Tubes on the Moon

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>THE WOODLANDS, Texas—A system of buried, empty lava tubes hides beneath the moon’s surface, remnants of a bygone age when the volcanically active moon launched fountains of fire into space.<p>At least, that’s what scientists think.<p>For years, teams have hunted for …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and …

Socotra

The Black Hole Collision That Reshaped Physics

The event was catastrophic on a cosmic scale—a merger of black holes that violently shook the surrounding fabric of space and time, and sent a blast …

Astrophysicists catch 2 supernovae at the moment of explosion

An international team of astrophysicists led by Peter Garnavich, professor of astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame, has caught two supernovae …

Scientists demonstrate the wavelike nature of van der Waals Forces

Like the gravitational forces that are responsible for the attraction between the Earth and the moon, as well as the dynamics of the entire solar …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

What's in the crater left by the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs?

Scientists hope that they can discover more about the effect of asteroid impacts and ecological repopulation by drilling into the 66-million-year-old …

Volcanoes Light Up Atmospheres of Small Exoplanets

Geologic activity on a planet is believed to be very important for life, but it can be hard to spot its signs from far away — especially on smaller, …

A whale-sized asteroid with the potential to release 1 million tons of TNT will zoom safely past Earth next week

One hundred feet is about the size of a blue whale, but to be clear, 2013 TX68 is not considered a potentially hazardous asteroid and poses no catastrophic threat to human life on Earth.<p>Still, NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has had its eye on this space rock since it was …

Paleo Profile: Russia’s Curved Blade

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>It’s difficult to resist calling pliosaurs sea monsters. Their long, toothy jaws and strange, streamlined shapes make them dead ringers for what we fear waiting for us in the deep and, for my own part, I’m a little less hesitant to plunge into the ocean knowing that the …

Searching for Planet 9

Using observations from the Cassini spacecraft, a team of French astronomers from the Institut de mécanique céleste et de calcul des éphémérides …

Here’s how we could build a colony on an alien world

If the human race is to survive in the long-run, we will probably have to colonise other planets. Whether we make the Earth uninhabitable ourselves …

3.5 billion years ago, the Earth's climate maybe wasn't so different from today

A new study that looks at glacial deposits and hydrothermal fields at the bottom of the ocean disputes the conventional belief that Earth, in its …

The Incredible NASA Astrophysicist Teaching Kids All About Science

NASA’s Dr Amy Mainzer is on a new mission – but it’s not into space, yet.<p>Having developed a young curiosity for space science into a phenomenal career in the field – including as the principal investigator on a major project to study asteroids – Dr Mainzer has a new goal of educating children in …

Middle School

Universe’s “missing” matter found by intense energy burst

Until recently, half the universe’s ordinary matter was “missing”, but now it’s been found thanks to an incredibly powerful flash that gives off as …

The Surprising Effect That Space Radiation Had on Mouse Brains

It’s one thing to send a rover to Mars. It’s another to send a biologically fragile human body. We don’t know much about how space will affect us–and …

Five-dimensional black hole could ‘break’ general relativity

Researchers have shown how a bizarrely shaped black hole could cause Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a foundation of modern physics, to …

Climate change helps slow, not quicken, rising sea levels – NASA

Glaciers are still melting, but climate change is having an unexpected effect on sea levels, NASA has found. Satellites show 3.2 trillion tons of …

A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world — or so we’ve been told.<p>Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the …

Smallest Lattice Structure Worldwide

KIT scientists now present the smallest lattice structure made by man in the Nature Materials journal. Its struts and braces are made of glassy …

'Assassin' supernova discovered that is 570bn times brighter than sun

Astronomers find brightest star explosion ever, located 3.8bn light-years away, which is more luminous than entire Milky Way<p>Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way.<p>An international team revealed “the most powerful …

Supernovae

World’s largest canyon could be hidden under Antarctic ice sheet

The world’s largest canyon may lie under the Antarctic ice sheet, according to analysis of satellite data by a team of scientists, led by Durham …

Caught in the act – Hubble captures first-ever predicted exploding star

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion. The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova …

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke

The planet Mercury is being pelted regularly by bits of dust from an ancient comet, a new study has concluded. This has a discernible effect in the …