The Doomsday Vault Isn’t Flooded But We’re All Still Going to Die – Gizmodo

The Doomsday Vault Isn’t Flooded But We’re All Still Going to Die – Gizmodo

Photo: AP It was a story that was too good to pass up. The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault had flooded because of global warming-induced high temperatures melting the surrounding permafrost. But according to one of the vault’s creators, the reports are pretty overblown and everything’s fine. Well, the vault’s fine. The apocalypse is still ticking […]

Scientists worldwide turn telescopes to "alien megastructure" star – The Space Reporter

Scientists worldwide turn telescopes to "alien megastructure" star – The Space Reporter

Artist’s illustration showing a cloud of comet fragments blocking light from a star—one of the possible explanations for the strange, occasional dimming of KIC 8462852, also known as “Tabby’s Star.” Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The star that has stumped astronomers with an irregular pattern of dimming and brightening that some have attributed to a possible surrounding “alien […]

NASA scientists detect barrier around Earth – PerfScience

NASA’s Van Allen probes have revealed human activities are not having physical and chemical impacts on Earth’s environment, but also on radio frequencies extending out into space. After analyzing data captured by the probes, NASA scientists concluded that very low frequency (VLF) radio communications make interactions with particles in space, forming an artificial barrier that […]

Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings – NPR

Credit: University of Tokyo With the help of high-speed cameras, CT scanners and some nail-art supplies, scientists in Japan have managed to catch a glimpse of the elaborate way that ladybugs fold their wings to tuck them away. The research could have implications for everything from aeronautics to umbrellas. The study, published this week in […]

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green – Scientific American

Plant life on both poles is growing rapidly as the planet warms. A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the last 50 years as temperatures increased as a result of climate change. The study, published yesterday in the journal Current Biology, shows that Antarctica will be much greener […]

Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here’s What Happened – NPR

Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here’s What Happened – NPR

A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science hide caption toggle caption Chung Yun Tak/Science A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science Dozens of […]

Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here’s What Happened – NPR

Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here’s What Happened – NPR

A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science hide caption toggle caption Chung Yun Tak/Science A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science Dozens of […]