Frances Gouws

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NASA probe makes history by snapping the most distant photos taken away from Earth

Breaking Voyager 1’s record<p>New Horizons, the first NASA spacecraft to fly by Pluto, is still making history as it cruises deeper into the distant edges of the Solar System. Late last year, the little probe used one of its cameras to take a picture of a galactic star cluster — officially snapping …

Solar System

Archeologists used lasers to discover thousands Mayan structures in Guatemala

Extensive LiDAR scans demonstrated that the region was more densely populated than previously thought<p>Researchers have identified more than 60,000 previously unknown structures in northern Guatemala after extensive aerial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) surveys. Their findings show that the …

Archaeology

New blood test could detect eight types of cancer before symptoms show

The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood …

New twist on a flu vaccine revs up the body’s army of virus killers

A new approach to flu vaccine development makes influenza virus extra sensitive to a powerful antiviral system.

15 books you should read before they become movies in 2018

As we gear up for awards season, we have nothing but movies on the brain. The 2018 Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, are this Sunday, January …

Woman gets equipped with bionic hand that can actually feel

Prosthetics have improved my leaps and bounds over the past century and we’ve reached a point where someone with an artificial limb is often just as …

How to cure baldness? Scientists have found a new formula to grow hairy skin

New research shows how mouse stem cells can help to develop human skin replicas that will create hair follicles.<p>All your worries regarding baldness …

Scientists figured out how to read ancient mummy texts without destroying their glorious boxes

Archaeologists often have to walk a very thin line between studying historical artifacts and preserving them in as pristine of condition as possible. …

60-million-year-old meteor strike uncovered on remote Isle of Skye

A remote island in Scotland bears traces of out-of-this-world minerals from a 60-million-year-old meteorite impact.<p>A team of geologists from Birkbeck, University of London was examining volcanic rocks on the remote Isle of Skye in Scotland when they uncovered rare minerals that have never before …

Paleontology

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

MIT just created living plants that glow like a lamp, and could grow glowing trees to replace streetlights

The modern world has been reinventing our relationship with energy for some time now. Cars are turning away from fossil fuels and relying ever more …

These Closeup Photos of Jupiter Look Like Works of Art

NASA’s Juno space probe has been orbiting Jupiter and dazzling us with photos of the giant gas planet for over a year now. In recent days, Juno has …

What no one tells you about using magnesium oil

If you’ve ever experienced the life-changing (okay, mood-boosting—but same difference) effects of a well-timed Epsom salt bath, you’re probably …

Barbecue Deviled Eggs

Barbecue Deviled Eggs<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add water to a depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, …

Ancient mummy gets CT scan after 2,000 years, is diagnosed with cancer

Modern medicine can be a truly amazing thing, extending and in sometimes outright saving the lives of people who would otherwise meet untimely ends. …

Subway discovery: Los Angeles construction unearths 'rare' fossil trove

The fossilized remains of creatures that roamed southern California 10,000 years ago were discovered by a crew digging for a subway extension under the busy streets of Los Angeles.<p>Ashley Leger works for a company contracted by Los Angeles transportation officials to keep paleontologists on hand as …

Paleontology

Light pollution: Energy-saving LEDs are making night skies brighter than ever in several countries

Instead of yielding expected energy savings, the "lighting revolution" is destroying the night skies.<p>Using a series of satellite-based sensors, an …

Astronomy

Watch NASA test its supersonic parachute for future Mars mission

The parachute will be used to land the next rover on the Red Planet.<p>NASA is planning to send its next rover to Mars in 2020, and when it reaches the Red Planet, it will descend through the thin Martian atmosphere at more than 12,000 miles per hour. To slow itself down, the spacecraft is going to …

Space Science

Earth Is Getting Hit by Too Much Anti-Matter, And Nobody Knows Why

What is going on?<p>Amid the high speed cosmic rays raining down on us from the depths of space are a handful of antimatter particles called …

Physics

1,500 Skeletons Have Been Found in Record-Breaking Mass Graves in Europe

Hidden for centuries.<p>Archaeologists in Czechia have uncovered 30 mass graves from the High Middle Ages, containing between them a total of around …

Archaeology

What would happen if Earth became 2 degrees warmer

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>What would happen if Earth became 2º C (4.6º F) warmer.<p>In 2015, the Paris Agreement declared that the world should try to keep Earth's warming trend to well below 2°C by 2100. Here's what would happen if temperatures did increase by 2° C.<p>Sea levels will likely …

Climate Change

The T Rex’s tiny baby arms might have been way more devastating than you can possibly imagine

When you see the skeleton of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex there are a number of things that pop out at you. The massive jaws lined with gigantic …

Dinosaurs

Plagued by unwanted thoughts? You may be low on hippocampal GABA

Whether they take the form of worries, unpleasant memories or hallucinations, recurrent unwanted thoughts are a key feature of conditions such as …

Neuroscience

Desert discovery: Lost temple of Ramses II uncovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the remains of an ancient temple belonging to King Ramses II.<p>Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says that the discovery was made by an Egyptian-Czech mission in the village of Abusir southwest of Cairo. The excavation site is near the famous step pyramid of …

Archaeology

This Woman’s Makeup Looks Are Inspired By Your Fave Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are beautiful enough on their own. They're gorgeous before you use them, and as they dissolve in the water, the colors and scents they create are a whole new experience worth taking at least 30 minutes (and a glass of wine or hot tea) to enjoy. Perhaps that's why this woman, Kimberley …

The Curious Omnipresence of 1: A Plot Hole In The Multiverse Theory

What do you think of when you hear the word <i>universe?</i> Most people naturally think, well, that’s what simply encapsulates everything that there is in …

Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

When a tumor migrates to another part of the body, it makes cancer much more difficult to beat. A recently published study, investigating a …

New analysis of rare Argentinian rat unlocks origin of the largest mammalian genome

New biological information gleaned from the red vizcacha rat, a native species of Argentina, demonstrates how genomes can rapidly change in size.

Genetics

Nasa to send asteroid away from Earth by firing a bullet at it in attempt to save the Earth from future strikes

Nasa is going to fire a bullet at an asteroid in an attempt to save the Earth.<p>The agency has laid out the plans for its DART mission – where it will …