Krystal Medina

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Dubai unveils plans for $150 million Mars simulation ‘city’

Humans aren’t quite ready to make the journey to the red planet just yet, but once we are, we’ll need to know exactly what kind of structures and …

Bjarke Ingels

Shocking 'blue hole' discovered in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef has just gotten even cooler thanks to a fresh discovery.<p>Marine biologist Johnny Gaskell discovered an incredible “Blue Hole” in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef when searching on Google Maps.<p>“A blue hole is an underwater sinkhole formed by the erosion of carbonate rocks …

Ten Horrifying Deep Sea Creatures, Ranked

The depths of the ocean are festooned with the most nightmarish creatures imaginable. You might think you’re safe, because these critters live …

Tiny clingfish in a jar is a brand new species - Futurity

A clingfish species found in a museum is new to science. 3D printing offered a closer look at its distinguishing feature: 1,800 to 2,300 teeth.

The Secret Massacre of Millions of Seahorses

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Amazing Photos Capture How Flowers Look Under Ultraviolet Light

Simply beautiful.<p>Sometimes, the most beautiful things are those you can’t see with the naked eye.<p>Take flowers, for instance. As beautiful as they are in normal lighting conditions, their true colors come out when you see them under ultraviolet light.

Fish 'pool' their experience to solve problems

<b>Fish pool their experience to solve problems collectively, according to new research.</b><p>They might only have a little bit of information about their environment, but in a group, different animals might have separate but complementary information about a particular problem.<p>Some may know where to find …

The Game-Changing Technique That Cracked the Zika-Mosquito Genome

“Hi-C” will make it much easier and cheaper to assemble all of an organism’s genetic material from scratch.<p>Ten years ago, a team of scientists published the first genome of <i>Aedes aegypti­</i>—the infamous mosquito that spreads Zika, dengue fever, and yellow fever. It was a valiant effort, but also a …

Genetics

Drug Could Regenerate Damaged Tissue After A Heart Attack, Study Suggests

It's been inspired by a molecule found in sharks.<p>US researchers claim to have identified a groundbreaking drug that could restore heart muscle …

Scientists stumped by crocodile eggs found in dinosaur nests

Crocodiles and their ancestors have been roaming the Earth for 200 million years, rubbing shoulders (do crocodiles even have shoulders?) with the dinosaurs, the BBC reports.<p>Now researchers—in a study published this week in <i>PLOS One</i>—say they've discovered the world's oldest known crocodile eggs. The …

On this birthday of Albert Einstein; here are 5 things you did not know about the genius

March 14, 2017, is the 138th birth anniversary of Einstein. Here are few things you did not know about the genius.<p>One of science's greatest minds of …

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines

It’s tempting to think of the mind as a layer that sits on top of more primitive cognitive structures. We experience ourselves as conscious beings, …

Space Sex Is Serious Business

We’ve done almost no research into this area, but it’s key to living on Mars.<p>In January 1991, a couple of crazy kids got married. That these …

Space Science

How Earth became a giant snowball 700 million years ago

Around 717 million years ago, the Earth froze over. The Sturtian glaciation, as this event is known, was no ordinary Ice Age but one so extreme that …

Bill Nye wants Trump to send humans to Mars

Bill Nye (of Science Guy fame) has some things to say to President Donald Trump.<p>Nye — who is the CEO of the Planetary Society — speaks on behalf of …

‘Five-second rule’ for food dropped on the floor approved by germ scientists

Food that has been dropped on the floor is usually safe to eat under the so-called “five-second rule”, a scientist has said.<p>Germ expert Professor …

Food

12 things that can make you less attractive, according to science

There are lots of easy ways to boost your sex appeal: walk a dog, play good music, tell a joke.<p>There are, unfortunately, at least as many easy ways …

Psychology

Digging deep into the Earth to test Einstein's theory of relativity

A laser-based gyroscope has been buried deep in Earth’s core to measure the rotation of our planet.<p>The ambitious experiment, revealed in a new paper, …

Star spotted in closest orbit ever around black hole

Astronomers have found evidence of a star that spins around a black hole twice an hour.<p>It is the closest orbital spin that scientists have ever seen, and was picked up by the two of NASA’s space-based telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and NuSTAR, and the Australia Telescope Compact Array …

Black Holes

The Ultimate Space Telescope Would Use the Sun as a Gravitational Lens

Astronomers use several techniques to find exoplanets, including the so-called “gravitational microlensing” method. The light from a faraway star and …

'Sea sparkle' algae lights up Tasmanian beach

<b>A large algal bloom has transformed an Australian beach into a glowing bright blue.</b><p>The bioluminescent algae, commonly called sea sparkle, has delighted locals at Tasmania's Preservation Bay.<p>The natural phenomenon occurs when the tiny organisms emit light as a defence mechanism, according to an …