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The Great Book of Buffalo Hunters: Introduction - Wild West Podcast

All Episodes<p>RSS Feed<p>Wild West Podcast<p>The Great Book of Buffalo Hunters: Introduction<p>May 8, 2017 Michael King<p>Welcome to The Great Book of the Buffalo …

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn’t Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

A Brief Explanation of Black Hole Physics

Black holes, the Event Horizon, and what happens when you find yourself inside one.<p>What happens when you enter a black hole is the biggest bong-rip question of astrophysics. As you'd expect, the answer is complicated. Here, PBS's Space Time attempts to tackle this confusing topic in as accessible a …

Our Galaxy's Black Hole Could Be Farting Out Planet-Sized Gas Balls

At the center of the galaxy sits Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole around four million times the mass of the Sun. If an unlucky star ventures …

Astronomy

Two stars are about to smash into each other and the explosion will be visible with the naked eye

There's just a one in a million chance of predicting an explosion – and US scientists have done just that.<p>Two stars are set to collide, creating a …

Astronomy

Tarantulas May Be 'Right-Handed'

Once thought uniquely human, a preference for the right or left side seems to also occur among wild animals.<p>Tarantulas are more like us than we thought: Many of them are "right-handed."<p>While biologists used to believe that showing a preference for the right or left side is unique to humans, more …

Insects

How Old Is the Moon? Scientists Say They Finally Know

The moon is a very old soul, it turns out.<p>A new analysis of lunar rocks brought to Earth by Apollo astronauts suggests that the moon formed 4.51 …

Why Toothpaste Ruins the Taste of Food and Drinks Like Orange Juice

Toothpaste can ruin the taste of food and drinks like orange juice, but while some people may assume it’s the minty flavor of the paste that does it, …

Watch a space probe land on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon

In 2005, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed the Huygens probe on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and captured video from its …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

If you're going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to …

Eddie Redmayne

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

Space Exploration

What Type Of Anomalies Did Researchers Discover Inside The Great Pyramid

- Two scientists say they’ve uncovered hidden chambers in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Discovered using an advanced X-ray technique the chambers are …

Egypt

The Physics Behind The Aston Martin AM-RB 001's Track Version Are Downright Insane

See that massive, gaping cavity up there? The one in the back of the joint Aston Martin-Red Bull Racing joint venture, the AM-RB 001? The place where …

A new dinosaur species has been discovered in Australia

Thunder down under<p>Paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur in Australia. The wide-hipped, long-necked, four-legged plant-eater was about half the length of a basketball court, and its shoulders stood as high as the hoop. Dinosaur fossils in Australia are exceedingly rare, and this …

Mysterious 'Planet Nine' May Be Pulling Our Solar System Out Of Whack

Astronomers are more confident than ever that a huge ninth planet remains undiscovered – because it’s probably tilting the Solar System.<p>Since earlier this year, scientists have believed that a so-far unseen world is out somewhere on the edge of the Solar System. But now, a new study has suggested …

Astronomy

One of the most violent battles in the galaxy has finally been photographed

About 7,500 light-years from Earth, two of our galaxy's most massive stars have engaged in a mysterious war that's raged off-and-on for millennia.<p>Called Eta Carinae, the double-star system is shrouded by a dumbbell-shaped nebula of gas and dust that erupted nearly two centuries ago.<p>However, …

Astronomy

Lucky Beachcomber Finds Giant Tooth From Huge Prehistoric Shark

"I just scooped it up before another wave came in.”<p>Some people have all the luck.<p>A couple vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, went out combing the beach for shark teeth on Oct. 9 ― and happened upon the tooth of a megalodon, an enormous shark that went extinct more than a million years ago.<p>…

South Carolina

Ask Ethan: Why don’t we shoot Earth’s garbage into the Sun?

If the waste we have is so hazardous, and we have the capability, why don’t we hurl it all into the Sun?Continue reading on Starts With A Bang! »

Solar System

21 Superfoods Your Brain Wants You To Eat

These foods are a great way to give your memory a serious boost<p>As you will soon discover, these foods are delicious, readily available, and worth the minimal effort it takes to include them in your diet. And the rewards are great. Include at least five of these foods in your daily diet (though feel …

Why the Heck Does This Hummingbird's Face Look Like a Shiny Purple Octopus?

Man, this Costa’s hummingbird legitimately looks like it has a shiny purple baby octopus attached to its face like the facehugger in <i>Alien</i>. I mean, …

Birds

Scientists announce discovery of largest dinosaur ever found in Brazil

The 25-metre-long ‘Austroposeidon magnificus’ belonged to the Titanosaur group of herbivores and was about six to eight metres tall<p>Brazilian scientists have announced the discovery of what they say is the largest dinosaur ever found in South America’s biggest country.<p>The director of Rio de …

Paleontology

What is Galactic Evolution?

On a clear night, you can make out the band of the Milky Way in the night sky. For millennia, astronomers looked upon it in awe, slowly coming to the …

Universe

You Have a Second Brain

We're controlled by more than just our thoughts.<p>Your brain is made up of billions of neurons that are constantly firing electrical signals back and …

The Brain

Teachers Integrate ‘Making' in Instruction to Promote Critical Thinking

The maker movement has garnered much attention in recent years. In formal K-12 education subjects like science and engineering, it has emerged as a …

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

A local shaman stands near a mythical boiling river within Peru’s Amazon Rainforest. (Credit: http://www.boilingriver.org)<p>There are always exceptions to the rule, and this boiling Amazonian river is undoubtedly an exception to our current understanding of the Amazon Rainforest. Andrés Ruzo, a PhD …

Amazon Rainforest

What Is Time, and Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

Dinosaur Legs Grown On Genetically Modified Chicken Embryos In World First

Sixty-six million years ago, the age of the dinosaurs came to a dramatic close as a huge asteroid impact accelerated them on a path towards …

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Credit: Breakthrough Starshot<p>Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – …

Stephen Hawking