Emily Land

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Is There a 'Gay Gene'? Researchers Think So

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p><i>This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on issues related to LGBTI</i> …

Scientists Have Set a Limit For Quantum Entanglement - And It's Really Freaking Powerful

Unbreakable at 30 times Earth's acceleration.<p>For the first time, scientists have subjected quantum entanglement to extreme levels of acceleration, …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA Nixes Plans to Send Astronauts to Lunar Orbit in 2019

We saw this coming.<p>Excited for Mars? Here’s some cold water to throw on those hopes and dreams: NASA has officially pushed the date for Exploration …

Ask Ethan: Can The Universe Still End In A Big Crunch?

One of the biggest advances of the 20th century has been to identify exactly how rich, expansive, and massive our Universe actually is. With approximately two trillion galaxies contained in a volume some 46 billion light years in radius centered on us, our Observable Universe allows us to …

Universe

Earth's Crust May Be The Result Of An Earth-Shattering Impact With Early Protoplanet

Earth’s crust is chemically quite different to earth’s interior, characterized by an abundance of relatively light elements, like silicon, oxygen and aluminum. Heavy elements, like iron, are mostly concentrated in earth’s core. Early models of earth’s formation explained this shell structure with …

Geology

Egypt discovers new necropolis containing dozens of mummies

Egypt's antiquities ministry says it has found a necropolis with as many as 30 intact mummies near the southern city of Minya, the first such find in the area.<p>The discovery was made in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. The area hosts …

Archaeology

Having a Night Ski at Coronet Peak

Following along in Europe<p>Try out the #80stays hashtag on Instagram to follow along and see some of the photos people are taking while joining me on …

2017 May 8 - Ancient Ogunquit Beach on Mars

<b>Ancient Ogunquit Beach on Mars</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS;<p><b>Explanation:</b> This was once a beach -- on ancient Mars. The featured 360-degree …

Women in Science

The Next Phase Of Human Evolution Could Include Immortality

People may merge with machines.<p>What will humans be like in 1,000 years? They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.<p>TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― …

Prehistory