Luiza Stanaszek

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Here are 3 amazing feats spider skills

Halloween time is spider time. Three amazing spider skills you might not have known about.<p>Spiders are one of the most successful animals that inhabit …

Zoology

Animation shows how a black hole destroys a star

An incredible animation demonstrates how a star would be ripped apart if it got too close to a black hole in space<p>They’re not called black holes for nothing.<p>An artist’s rendering demonstrates new findings about what happens when a star wanders too close to a black hole.<p>“Intense tidal forces rip the …

Black Holes

Plague has infected humans since Bronze Age, DNA study shows

Disease has been present for twice as long as previously thought, and was originally spread by human-to-human contact, not fleas, says new study<p>Plague has been a human scourge for more than twice as long as had previously been thought, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say <i>Yersinia pestis</i> bacteria …

Anthropology

This foam 'pump' works like a human heart - Futurity

A new stretchy foam mimics the pumping action of a human heart. The researchers who created say it could make other body parts. They're working on a …

Hare Krishnas

The Electric Eel’s Superpower Just Got Even Cooler

Its high-voltage charge does more than just stun prey, study suggests.<p>The high voltage strike of an electric eel has long been regarded as one of the most powerful attacks in nature. But now one scientist has discovered that the nocturnal animals can also use their shock waves to track prey in the …

Josef Centeno’s Recipe for Baked Ziti With Lamb Ragù

Was there ever a baked ziti—or a meaty ragù, for that matter—as quick to cook as this? Pasta, lamb, winter vegetables, feta and plenty of warming spice, served up bubbling hot. Here’s a recipe to see you through the final weeks of winter<p>By<p>Kitty Greenwald<p><b>When Josef Centeno</b> moved to Los Angeles in …

Italian Food

Female cells use RNA to turn off X chromosome - Futurity

New research could help scientists understand exactly how an X chromosome gets turned off—and even lead to better treatment for X-linked diseases.