Tammy Parker

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Make This Fudge Without a Candy Thermometer

There are candy makers, and there are candy eaters, and I am firmly in the latter camp. Though I don’t mind a cathartic candy-crafting sesh, my main …

Bones of a Colossal Human-Sized Penguin Have Been Discovered in New Zealand

Whoa!<p>A new species of prehistoric penguin has been found in New Zealand, and it's so big that the researcher who found its bones initially couldn't …

5 Volcanoes That Could Erupt At Any Moment

The Earth is a beautiful but dangerous place, between the hazards of natural disasters and the threats of carnivorous predators. Volcanoes are some …

China’s ‘Monkey King’ Dark Matter Satellite Has Produced Some Unusual Results

The Earth happens to be located in one of the weirdest places imaginable: the Universe. Like, whatever this Universe is and whatever rules it …

Physics

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.<p>It's a step toward designer drug development.<p>One of …

Genetics

2 Mice Species Are Changing Astonishingly Fast In Response To Climate Change

Scientists studying mice in Quebec, Canada, have noticed something that environmentalists have been warning us for decades. The team noticed notable …

How did this weird, super-salty pond form in Antarctica?

At the bottom of the world, in a frigid Antarctic desert, sits a weird pond only a few inches deep that is so salty, it stays liquid even at temperatures of minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 50 degrees Celsius).<p>The source of the pond's unusually heavy and pure load of salt has been a geochemical …

Research

Check out this periodic table that tells you how to use all the elements

Visual Chemistry<p>A fun new visualization of the Periodic Table we’re all familiar with from high school can help teach how we each element from the …

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act …

Graphene

We really need a good plan for when a supervolcano erupts

According to Nasa, no known asteroids will threaten Earth for at least a century. We’ve got our collective eye on more than 98 per cent of near-Earth …

Gamma rays from lightning found to create antimatter in the air

Lightning is one of Earth's most energetic events, but there's much more to it than just a flashing fork and the rumble of thunder. Lightning strikes …

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it …

A Stunning Blue Tarantula And Its Friends Were Just Discovered in South America

"Something made me go back."<p>A previously unknown tarantula discovered in the forests of Guyana in South America is absolutely stunning - its legs and …

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake …

Perfectly Preserved Prehistoric Lion Cub Found in Russian Permafrost

Permafrost isn't what it used to be, folks. The perennially frozen ground of the extreme Northern Hemisphere seems to be softening up at a rate we …

Dinosaurs

This protein helps cancer spread: study

Scientists have identified a protein that enables the spread of tumours by binding cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues, paving …

Ancient Skeletons Could Finally Reveal Origins of The Dead Sea Scrolls

The remains of a mysterious sect, buried for 2,200 years.<p>Ever since they were discovered some 70 years ago, the Dead Sea Scrolls have fascinated …

Scientists warn big rise in severe earthquakes is coming next year as Earth’s rotation slows

Earth’s rotation is going to slow down next year – and it could unleash dozens of devastating earthquakes in heavily populated areas, scientists have …

Who Wrote The Dead Sea Scrolls? 33 New Skeletons Could Give Answers

The caves near the Dead Sea have been a source of constant debate for a long time now. A 12th cave was discovered in September 2017, which was used …

Sweden's Incredibly Rare White Moose Was Nearly Killed Earlier This Week

Thousands of people rallied to save it.<p>Earlier this year, a rare albino moose was spotted in the forests of Värmland in Sweden.<p>The astonishing animal …

Wildlife

What they don’t tell you about climate change

TWO years ago the world pledged to keep global warming “well below” 2°C hotter than pre-industrial times. Climate scientists and campaigners purred. …

Climate Change

Pluto is way cooler than it should be, and now we might know why

It has to do with a surprisingly hazy atmosphere.<p>It was a lazy, hazy, crazy day on Pluto when a spacecraft from Earth flew by at a blistering speed of 31,000 miles per hour two years ago.<p>New Horizons took a bunch of snapshots, made some quick measurements of Pluto’s atmosphere, and sent them all …

James Webb Space Telescope

NASA Finally Has Stunning Photos of The Giant Iceberg That Broke Off Antarctica

Whoa!<p>NASA scientists have captured close-up images of a behemoth iceberg that in July detached from one of the largest floating ice shelves in …

Antarctica

Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.<p>The grafts replaced 80% of the boy's skin.<p>The skin of his arms, legs, back and flanks, and some of the skin on …

Medicine