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Cricket Found in Amber Spawns Jurassic Memories

Cricket Found in Amber Spawns Jurassic Memories

The recent discovery of an ancient cricket in hardened amber in a study through the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois has spawned memories of the 1993 movie Jurassic Park. While there will not be any extraction of DNA to create an amusement park full of dinosaurs, the discovery of the cricket was […]

Evidence of Holocene Extinction

Evidence of Holocene Extinction

There is increasing scientific evidence that suggests humans are the driving force behind a sixth great mass extinction, which is an emerging trend in the current Holocene Epoch. “Anthropocene extinction” is a name proposed by modern scientists to describe such an event, which scientists suggest is currently underway. Evidence of a present period of extinction can be […]

Conciliatory Gestures Reduce Anger and Promote Forgiveness

Conciliatory Gestures Reduce Anger and Promote Forgiveness

Conciliatory gestures, such as an apology or offer of compensation, were shown to reduce anger and promote forgiveness after a conflict. This may seem like common sense to many but a little reminder and evidence from a scientific study may be good encouragement to gather the courage to say “I’m sorry” during a quarrel. Researchers […]

Giant Holes in Siberia

Giant Holes in Siberia

Giant holes were discovered in Siberia recently and there has been no determination of how they were created. Initially, one giant hole was discovered in an area of Siberia called “The End of the World,” and two more giant holes have been discovered subsequently. The first hole found is much larger than the other two. […]

Giant Holes on the Moon

Giant Holes on the Moon

A few giant holes were recently identified on the moon using high-resolution images from the Japanese Kaguya spacecraft. Subsequently, a computer algorithm was developed that allowed automatic scanning of thousands of high-resolution images of the moon’s surface using NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Narrow Angle Camera, which has revealed about 200 of these giant holes on […]

Today in Science: GLV Daily Digest for July 30, 2014

Today in Science: GLV Daily Digest for July 30, 2014

Today in science, killer sperm keep worm species apart by inflicting sterility and even death in cases of hybrid matings. Talk about irreconcilable differences. NASA’s Cassini has mapped out 101 geysers on Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn. Ancient amber from the Dominican Republic is yielding new discoveries, including a species of pygmy locust new […]

Artificial Cilia Engineered to Mimic Nature’s Earliest Movements

Artificial Cilia Engineered to Mimic Nature’s Earliest Movements

Researchers from the Kiel University have successfully engineered artificial cilia—a type of organelle responsible for movement in some of nature’s earliest evolved organisms. These artificial cilia not only produce net movement on the nanoscale, but they also autonomously aggregate and self-assemble. Such technology might one day contribute to the development of ultra-precise drug delivery systems […]

Does the Earth Have a Second Moon?

Does the Earth Have a Second Moon?

Does the Earth have a second Moon? Many of the planets in the solar system have more than just one personal satellite. Mars has two, while Jupiter has 67, Saturn 62, Uranus 27 and Neptune has 14. Those amounts keep changing but the number is a basic fairly current count of solar system Moons which […]

Alien Planet Pollution Might Help Scientists in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Alien Planet Pollution Might Help Scientists in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

It is believed that alien planet pollution might help scientists on Earth in their search for extraterrestrial life. At least that is the new theory by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They are suggesting that it might be possible to view the marks of specific pollutants under ideal conditions Because of this, they […]

Facial Features for a Good First Impression Quantified in Model

Facial Features for a Good First Impression Quantified in Model

First impressions, good or bad, are based on facial images and researchers have designed a model to predict which way things will go. The model was used to also reverse the analysis so that facial images could be created that optimized first impressions. The modeling recognized three factors that determined the first impression based on […]

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