Sarah Moncibais

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"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

5 Shipwrecks Lost to Time That Archaeologists Would Love to Get Their Hands On

The shipwrecks of some seafaring cultures have never been found—but not for lack of looking.<p>Finding modern ships lost at sea, even with the help of radar, sonar, and satellites, can be a herculean task. But trying to find a shipwreck from thousands of years ago is even harder. It's like looking for …

Endangered whales are breeding in a busy shipping lane - Futurity

The Roseway Basin, a heavily traveled shipping lane off the coast of Nova Scotia, is a breeding ground for endangered North Atlantic right whales.

How low can you go? This whale is the champion of deep diving | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If there were a gold medal for cetacean diving, it undoubtedly would go to the Cuvier’s beaked whale.<p>The head of an adult male Cuvier's beaked whale is pictured as it surfaces in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Erin A. …

Astronomers find mini-planet in solar system's backyard | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a dwarf planet far beyond the orbit of Pluto and can only guess how it got there.<p>The diminutive world, provisionally called “2012 VP 113” by the international Minor Planet Center, is estimated to be about 280 miles in diameter, less than …

Doctors will place patients between life and death in suspended animation trials

For the first time ever, surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh could save patients by putting them between life and death. They're ready to test a technique that would place patients in a state of "suspended animation," giving surgeons enough time to operate on injuries that would …

Almost snack time for our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

Telescopes around the world are turning to our galaxy’s center, to watch our Milky Way’s supermassive black hole consume a gas cloud.<p>Astronomers have …

Black Holes

How do volcanos produce lightning?

Scientists are using technology that can peer inside a volcano’s ash plume to understand how volcanic lightning is formed.<p>Lightning during a …

Geology

10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …

What are star trails, and how can I capture them?

When a camera captures a star’s movement across the sky, it’s called a star trail. An astrophotographer explains how he does it.<p>Star trails are the …

New Chicken from Hell feathered dinosaur found in Dakotas

A newly discovered bird-like dinosaur resembles an ostrich, with claws, a tail and crested head. It’s a feather in the cap of American …

Dinosaurs

Scientists reassemble a single giant turtle out of bones found 160 years apart

About 160 years ago, a fossil was found in New Jersey that scientists were able to use to describe the sea turtle <i>Atlantochelys mortoni</i>. And this week, another fossil was found in a nearby area that scientists believe to be part of the same creature. The fossil fragments are a perfect match and now …

Does 'copier' model complete Hawking's black hole theory? - Futurity

New research may complete Stephen Hawking's theory about black holes and solve the "information paradox."

Black Holes

Squid And Robot Have Brief Underwater Affair

When researchers pulled their seaglider out of the Atlantic, they discovered evidence of a tentacular embrace.<p>Marine science blog-with-attitude Deep Sea News made note last week of a critter-'bot encounter: A seaglider—an automated underwater vehicle that collects data on the ocean's temperature, …

This Is Your Brain On No Sleep

If you’ve been skipping sleep, thinking you’ll make up for it on weekends, here’s some bad news. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University have found that chronic sleep loss may actually lead to irreversible damage to and loss of brain cells.<p>“We live in a society where each …

Sleep

Ebola: Looking Beyond the Pucker Factor

The best way to describe the reaction to an outbreak of Ebola virus was penned by Dr. C.J. Peters in his book, Virus Hunter. Known as "the pucker factor," it consists of “…an uncomfortable and unpleasant tightening of certain sphincter musculature.” His reasoning for the response is valid; of the …

NASA wants you to choose its next spacesuit from three weird designs

Back in 2012, NASA revealed a Buzz Lightyear-esque spacesuit design called the Z-1 that promised better range of motion and mobility. But now the institute has upgraded the original prototype to the Z-2 and wants the public to choose a design for the outer shell.<p>The Z-2 is an upgrade to the first …

You Yawn. She Doesn't Yawn Back. Uh-Oh

You are at a table for two, sitting with your girlfriend or boyfriend, when, for no good reason (you can't help it, you didn't mean to do it), you yawn. It's a big, gaping, jaw-extending, embarrassing yawn and because you didn't cover your face, oh, God, she/he sees it. A second or two goes by, and …

Scientists: Warming Climate Puts People At Risk

From heat waves in Australia to floods in Mozambique, global warming is already harming millions of people worldwide, says forthcoming UN report<p>Dozens of the world's top climate scientists have gathered in Japan this week with representatives from around 100 countries to work on the latest United …

18 Delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches That'll Instantly Make You Happy

Tall stacks of cookies and ice cream make all dreams seem so reachable.

Dessert