Every three years, Reinhold Hanel boards a research ship and voyages to the only sea in the world that's located in the middle of an ocean. The Sargasso, bounded by currents instead of land, is an egg-shaped expanse that takes up about two-thirds o
Have you ever found yourself in the shower the morning of a big event - say a job interview, a presentation or a tough conversation with a loved one - practicing what you're going to say? You might set a stage in your mind, picturing the scene
The nature of consciousness seems to be unique among scientific puzzles. Not only do neuroscientists have no fundamental explanation for how it arises from physical states of the brain, we are not even sure whether we ever will. Astronomers wonder wh
The Future of Progress. Tackling two of the greatest challenges of our time - a broken food system and gender inequality - present enormous opportunities to improve the lives of millions of people. The 2022 Goalkeepers Report explains how the w
His neurologist had told him medicine might slow progression by 40 percent. Yet his physical and emotional health were instead rapidly declining, and the side effects of pharmaceuticals were as wretched as the disease. In April 2017, he started the C
New Zealand has long been known as a place for the birds ?" quite literally. Before people arrived 700 years ago, the archipelago hosted an idiosyncratic ecosystem, nearly free of mammals. More than 200 bird species filled a food web all their own.
Nautilus spoke with five present and former members of the society: Richard Hunter, a retired finance director at a drinks distributor; journalist Jack Williams; Bikram Rana, a director at a business consulting firm; LaRae Bakerink, a business consul
The earliest mention of the moon illusion we know of was impressed almost 3,000 years ago, in cuneiform script upon a clay tablet, when it was housed in the royal library of Nineveh.4 Later on, in the second century A.D., Ptolemy argued that it was t
AI image synthesis goes open source, with big implications.
It may shock you, but on an industrial scale, electricity is rarely generated in reserve. If fuel or water power is used to generate energy, then the process can be regulated and not generate excess electricity. But there is a problem with renewable
"It's exhilarating," said Aarynn Carter, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and part of the team that processed the image. "The result is, honestly, excellent." JWST, a telescope decades in the making that launche
"Our synthesis is inherently very inefficient," said Gravel. "What's remarkable, what people are excited about, is that we were able to make it at all." The results, which were published in the journal Nature Synthesis, are the culmin
Yet people in India and in other countries across the Global South have long figured out ways to deal with the horrible heat. And so, I'd like to share a few tips on how to stay cool that I've learned from my upbringing and elders in Uttar Pradesh.
But now, with the help of imaging and machine learning, scientists have found the first valid indications of neuroanatomical patterns in the brain that resemble the signature of patients with frontotemporal dementia. It is rare that scientists in
Octopuses in particular seem to enjoy demonstrating their intelligence when we try to capture, detain, or study them. In zoos and aquariums they are notorious for their indefatigable and often successful attempts at escape. A New Zealand octopus
"I definitely feel it was worth staying as long as I have. It is unfortunate, but it is a fact of life that we are living in a very, very divisive society right now," Fauci told Reuters on Monday.
Done. You're ready to store food inside. Just remember to add water to the sand every day, because zeer pots use evaporation to cool food. As water evaporates through the clay, it releases energy into the air and cools the space inside the pot
Whatever the combination, once the primer and hydrogel have been applied to the wound, a small ultrasound transducer is brought into contact with them. The ultrasound waves travel through the hydrogel and induce cavitation in the primer, producing ma
A minor earthward-directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) already hit Earth's magnetic field on Wednesday. NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) expects a more powerful earthbound CME to strike Thursday-Friday.
But sometimes, it is a lot more than that. Even when you can't see it - as in blue smoke billowing out of the tailpipe, which used to be the way you could tell a car's engine was burning oil excessively, without keeping track of the level on t
Because the Earth's rotational speed varies, we use a standardized Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC, to make sure our clocks are in sync across the world. Two components determine UTC: International Atomic Time (TAI) and Universal Time (UT1).
The inner ear is not only the organ of hearing, but also houses the organ of balance: the semicircular canals. The three semicircular canals of the inner ear are oriented in the three dimensions of space and are filled with a fluid that flows in the
What really happens to Recycled Glass? Can Glass be recycled? How do I recycle glass? Today we answer all of these questions and more
Today, the company announced that it is publishing the structures of more than 200 million proteins - nearly all of those catalogued on the globally recognised repository of protein research, UniProt. DeepMind has worked with the European Molecu
They do not represent the actual image. It's important to understand that these results are just guesses from the model- guesses that seem pretty damn close. To human eyes, it seems like the same image representing the person. We couldn't guess tha
The rise of genome sequencing, at the turn of the twenty-first century, seemed to bring Darwin's dream within reach. "It is now realistic to conceive of reconstructing the entire Tree of Life - eventually to include all of the living and extinc
In addition to the tyrannical COVID narrative, a closer look at the three significant healthcare failures mentioned above-each closely leaning on "the science"-corroborates what COVID-19 injection skeptics have said for nearly three years.
The nuclear reaction known as proton-boron fusion has been triggered by a subnanosecond laser system focused onto a thick boron nitride target at modest laser intensity (?10^16 watts per square centimeter), resulting in a record yield of generated
Mechanochemistry is a relatively recently coined term, referring to chemical reactions that are triggered by mechanical forces as opposed to heat, light, or electric potential differences. In this case, the mechanical force is supplied by ball millin
What is knowledge? Well, thinkers for thousands of years had more or less taken one definition for granted: Knowledge is "justified true belief." The reasoning seemed solid: Just believing something that happens to be true doesn't necessarily