It sounds like science fiction, but it’s real: an egg-laying, long-nosed, spiny mammal has been confirmed alive in the tropical Cyclops Mountains. The echidna species is among the world’s oldest living mammals, diverging from the ancestors of other mammals over … Continue reading Species Named for Sir David Attenborough Confirmed Alive in the Forest of ‘Our Mother’
Scientists have published the first draft of the most detailed map to date of the human brain, the Human Brain Atlas. The researchers say it’s the start of a “new era in brain science” in greater understanding of one of … Continue reading Human Brain Atlas Reveals Cosmos of Neurons Working in Mysterious Ways
Is it possible to read minds? Psychics claim to have the ability. It seems like advertisers are doing it online already, doesn’t it? Now, neurotechnology and AI can translate brain waves into complex pictures, sound, and speech. So far, this … Continue reading Will Mind Reading Tech Become Part of Everyday Life?
It’s been called the “most dangerous rock in the Solar System,” named after an Egyptian deity, the Bennu bird. The Bennu asteroid, or near-Earth object, is shaped like a spinning top and is about the size of the Empire State … Continue reading Ashes from ‘Bennu’ Delivered by a Spacecraft Named for Egyptian God Osiris
Elon Musk invokes a Jedi, Luke Skywalker to describe brain implant technology amid claims of animal cruelty in up to 12 monkeys. Continue reading Why a Comparison of Luke Skywalker to Implants Tested in Monkeys is Causing a Disturbance in the Force
Scientists edit genes to allow common fruit flies to reproduce through parthenogenesis. But can they do it in mammals or even people? Continue reading Scientists Switch On the Ability for Virgin Births in Animals
Many of the Ulas family from Turkey walked on all fours, bear crawling as quadrupeds, but did scientists find a missing evolutionary link? Continue reading Family that ‘Bear Crawls’ on All Fours Remains Evolving Mystery
It’s the largest known consortium of octopuses on Earth but scientists think there may be many others to discover. Continue reading World’s Largest ‘Octopus Garden’ Found off the California Coast
An ancient tiny whale named for King Tut or Tutankhamun and another whale with four legs named for Egyptian deity Anubis Continue reading Ancient Small Whale Found Near the Nile Named After Pharaoh Tutankhamun
A modest lab created a superconductor, LK-99, that could change everything. Either that or it’s just another unidentified superconducting object. Continue reading Is LK-99 Just Another ‘Unidentified Superconducting Object’ or a Game Changer?
Scientists from New York are redefining biological matter in a way that sounds like Avatar, the Way of Water, might have inspired it. Continue reading ‘It’s Really Water’s World,’ Says Scientist Who Finds Water Defines Biological Matter
A philosopher earned a case of wine after winning a bet placed 25 years ago, that scientists wouldn’t solve the ‘hard problem.’ Continue reading Philosopher Wins 25-Year Bet that Scientists Wouldn’t Solve the ‘Hard Problem’ of Consciousness
Scientists find moths have invisibility cloaks to avoid bats, while others find a secret weapon in a Monarch butterfly’s spots. Continue reading Tiny but Mighty Ways Monarch Butterflies and Moths Survive in the Air
Scientists say creating synthetic human embryos will help answer medical questions but will a key question venture into spiritual territory? Continue reading Could Synthetic Human Embryos Have the Spark of Life and Consciousness?
An extremely rare orange lobster has joined resident blue, yellow, and other colorful lobsters living at the University of New England. Continue reading Ultra-Rare Orange Lobster Joins Rainbow of Colorful Crustaceans Caught Near Maine
Scientists make clean energy out of humid air passing through many porous substances and they want to scale up the generators. Continue reading Scientists Make Energy Out of Humid Air and Want to Scale Up Clean Energy Generators
Researchers used ultrasound on mouse brains to induce hibernation while others used gamma vibrations and found improved brain function. Continue reading Ultrasound Could Induce Human Hibernation While Gamma Waves May Improve Brain Function
For years, entomologists have been constantly asked why insects come to porch lights but there’s never been a definite answer. But now, scientists have what they consider the most plausible answer, and it may not be what you expect. Continue reading Why Insects are Drawn to Artificial Lights Like a Moth to a Flame
Crystal cats of sapphire could shed light on the boundaries between the quantum and classical worlds as scientists put Schrödinger’s Cat to the test. Continue reading How Crystal Cats Could Shed Light On the Boundaries Between Two Worlds
The Irish Elk was the world’s largest deer, and the fossils challenged people’s views of extinction, evolution, and consciousness. Continue reading How the Irish Elk Challenged People’s Ideas of the World
A dark fungus containing melanin thrives in highly radioactive environments like Chernobyl, eating radiation for energy. Continue reading The Same Melanin in Our Skin Helps Extremophile Fungus Thrive in Radiation
Biocomputers using cells converted to human brain cells mean that OI could easily outperform AI but where does it ultimately lead? Continue reading Could Biocomputers of Human Brain Cells Develop Consciousness?
Scientists review the concept of the wood wide web and call for more research while others are making wetware computers with mushrooms. Continue reading Scientists Seek Evidence Of ‘Wood Wide Web’ As Others Make Mushroom Computers
People rely on insects to survive and now scientists think they may have some form of consciousness, emotions, and even personalities. Continue reading Insect Consciousness: Our Rapidly Changing Perspective on Bugs and Other Animals
Ingredients at an ancient mummification workshop came from afar, suggesting advanced scientific knowledge, while a new exhibit suggests a complex spiritual purpose. Continue reading Egyptian Mummification Ingredients Suggest Advanced Scientific and Spiritual Knowledge
Two rare rabbits from Japan are flagship species for conservation and biodiversity as we enter the reflective Year of the Rabbit. Continue reading Rare Bunnies Are Flagship Species in Year of the Rabbit
The future of net zero buildings has begun in Boston with a breakthrough design that harnesses the Earth’s geothermal energy. Continue reading ‘Jenga Building’ Uses the ‘Earth Like a Battery’ To Avoid All Fossil Fuels
It’s the Wild West as protein designers use Diffusion models similar to those used by AI image generators to rapidly design novel proteins. Continue reading AI Inspired by Image Generators Design Novel Proteins in Minutes
The European Space Agency (ESA) observed a “solar snake” moving along the surface of the Sun, wriggling like a dragon and disappearing. Continue reading Wriggling ‘Solar Snake’ Emerged from Sunspot Before Coronal Mass Ejection
We’ve all heard the metaphor of a butterfly flapping its wings and causing a hurricane across the world. Well, now, scientists found that honeybees can change the electric fields of the atmosphere in a big way. Continue reading Scientists Find Insects Have Profound Effect on Electrical Fields