Tim Inniss

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'Walking Dead' tie-in course will teach nutrition, sociology, and the physics of head shots

There's a long, occasionally proud tradition of using pop culture hooks to draw people into learning: the physics of <i>Star Trek</i>, the political science of <i>Star Wars</i>, the biology of <i>Alien</i>. By this metric, <i>The Walking Dead</i> has succeeded in spades. Online course platform Canvas and UC Irvine have opened …

Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might Be

As Adam Frank has said over on the 13.7 blog, "Earth and Mars have been swapping spit (astrobiologically speaking) for eons ... [and] it is entirely possible we were Earth's first alien invasion."<p>Thursday at a conference in Italy, chemist Steven Benner from the Westheimer Institute of Science and …

Exercise won't bring on knee arthritis - Futurity

Up to two and a half hours of moderate exercise a week won’t increase the …

Device turns signatures into light signals - Futurity

GEORGIA TECH (US) — A new sensor device coverts pressure—from handwriting or fingerprints—into light signals …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Top 5 (Well, 6) UFO Sightings in History

The truth is out there. It’s just… you’d think with all the cellphone cameras out there someone would have figured it out by now. But despite some of …

Paranormal

Dinosaur embryos twitched in their eggs like those of modern birds

Dinosaur embryos moved around inside their eggs and grew in much the same way as those of modern animals such as birds, say scientists who have …

CLARITY gives a clear view of the brain

If CLARITY had been devised 15 years ago, my life as a PhD student would have been much, much easier. I was trying to understand how migrating …

Environmental change 'triggers rapid evolution'

Researchers were surprised how quickly the mites evolved as a result of environmental changes<p><b>Changes to their surroundings can trigger "rapid evolution" in species as they adopt traits to help them survive in the new conditions, a study shows.</b><p>Studying soil mites in a laboratory, researchers found …

Biology

US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

The US navy has used a powerful laser cannon to shoot down drone aircraft and will start deploying the weapon on its ships, saying it represents the …

What does it take to spark prejudice in humans?

How easy is it for the average fair-minded person to form biased, preconceived views within groups? Surprisingly easy, according to psychology studies.<p>One of the least charming but most persistent aspects of human nature is our capacity to hate people who are different. Racism, sexism, ageism, it …

Psychology

In pictures: Ultra-light material

Chinese researchers create “carbon aerogel” – a material so light that slender blades of grass will bear its weight without bending.

Engineering

How high up do meteors start glowing?

Meteors begin to glow almost as soon as they hit Earth’s atmosphere, but tend to vaporize (burn up completely) at varying altitudes.<p>Meteors in annual …

Astronomy

To survive, sea urchins evolve in a snap - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Some purple sea urchins are able to evolve rapidly, which should come …

Bacteria armed with toxic tips kill rivals - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — A mysterious type of protein found in bacteria and other …

Scientists Discover Evidence Of Dark Lightning

Thunderstorms may emit invisible dark lightning alongside ordinary lightning.<p>Though its name sounds better suited to fantasy or sci-fi, researchers have recently gathered evidence that something called dark lightning exists, the Washington Post reported.<p>Like any evil twin, dark lightning appears to …

Can We Smell With Our Hearts?

"Ugh, tuna again?" say your blood cells.<p>In the back of your nasal cavity, you have special sensory cells that grab onto the various airborne compounds that constitute "a smell." They interpret those chemicals, shoot the result over to your brain, and you get the sense of smelling something. But …

Michael Hanlon on science writing: 'You need a bullshit detector'

<b>What makes a good science story?</b><p>Something that is new, and interesting. Same as with any other subject. Who decides what's interesting? That's your …