The first study to ever explore biological activity in the deepest layer of ocean crust has found bacteria with a remarkable range of capabilities, including eating hydrocarbons and natural gas, and "fixing" or storing carbon.
One of the world's greatest mysteries--the Devil's Triangle--has been solved by Professor Joseph Monaghan and honor student David May at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The two brainstormed an amazing theory that they tested and prov
"As Earth orbits the sun, it creates a sort of shell or depression that dust particles fall into, creating a thickening of dust – the tail – that Earth pulls along via gravity," explains Werner. "In fact, the tail trails our planet all the way aro
o do this Dubé literally immerses herself into the problem. This summer she kayaked 700 km of the Yukon River, which gives its name to Canada's Yukon territory. At regular intervals she assessed various indicator chemicals of water quality, along wi
the monthly average background 'hard' X-ray level is rising (as seen by the following plot), showing a change from deep solar cycle minimum. We are certainly in the rising phase of Sunspot Cycle 24. While it h
The ability to shift wavelengths means that unlike other lasers--including the solid-state bad boyRaytheon used to knock a UAV out of the air from the deck of a ship earlier this year--an FEL system can adjust that wavelength for a variety of tasks.
Boiling lava beckons them like mindless moths to a naked flame. An incredible video records it all as the daredevil magma men face almost certain death staring down the angry mouth of an exploding hell: the Marum Volcano in Vanuatu near Australia. Th
In Zimbabwe, where just 700 rhinos remain, anti-poaching units face military-like armed gangs who ruthlessly shoot the animals to hack off the distinctive horns for the Asian traditional medicine market.
More than 2,700 scientists from around the world helped carry out the census in more than 540 expeditions over 10 years. They identified more than 6,000 new species. The discoveries include a blind lobster with a long, spiny, pincer, which lives 3
"Today, we have shown what everyday cars can do," said Hannemann, the chief brain behind DBM Energy, a startup from Berlin that developed the powerful battery pack that made the long trip possible.
The old model is no longer valid for the ocean's overturning, not because it's a gross simplification, but because it ignores crucial elements such as eddies and the wind field. The concept of a conveyor belt for the overturning was developed decad
announced a surprise result that could point to a fundamental difference between neutrinos and their anti particles. The findings, if confirmed by further experimental runs, may help physicists to explore some of the elemental differences between mat
As the man behind some of the most successful McLaren Formula 1 cars and the incomparable McLaren F1 supercar, Gordon Murray has designed some of the fastest cars ever. Now he’s building one of the smallest. And most radical.