‘Miracle’ as bees survive Notre Dame blaze

  Not everything was destroyed in the fire. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Gilbert Bochenek. – Three hives containing a population of over 180,000 bees were left unscathed by the devastating fire. – Despite the roof of the historic Parisian cathedral being shrouded …

Electric-assist trike tilts into corners

By Ben Coxworth – The Tris Bike’s front wheels tilt up to 30 degrees relative to the frame. While some people like the added stability offered by trikes as compared to bikes, the things can actually be tippier when cornering. The Italian-designed Tris …

Snow-powered nanogenerator works where solar panels don’t

Michael Irving – – A new nanogenerator could harvest energy directly from snow, helping solar panels deal with wintry conditions. (Credit: karin59 /Depositphotos). Snowy places aren’t ideal for harvesting solar energy – panels can’t do much if they’re buried under blankets of snow, …

 

 

Fossilized remains of “Cthulhu” discovered in England

  By Michael Irving – An artist’s rendition of the new species, named Sollasina cthulhu after H.P. Lovecraft’s mythical beast. (Credit: Elissa Martin, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History). The fossilized remains of Cthulhu have been discovered in England – but it’s probably …

Scientists discover a frog with glowing bones

By Alex Fox –  – New York University Abu Dhabi Postdoctoral Associate Sandra Goutte. The pumpkin toadlet (Brachycephalus ephippium) of Brazil is flaming orange, smaller than a nickel, and deaf to the mating calls of its own species. How the diminutive amphibians found …

Waking Up to History

At new museums, the past is finally becoming more than the story of men and wars. By Margaret Renkl, Contributing Opinion Writer – – A two-piece dress from the 1880s and other items on display at the Tennessee State Museum. CreditCreditWilliam DeShazer for …

The superbug-fighting potential of fish slime

By Nick Lavars – – Scientists are hailing the mucus that coats fish as a potential goldmine of antibiotics. (Credit: magone/Depositphotos). The growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is seeing scientists get more and more creative in their search for new drugs that might …

White-Biased Genetics Research Is Hurting Everyone

(Including White People) “We could be giving people wrong information.” By Yasmin Tayag – In the post-genomic age, our genes dictate our health. Now, an at-home 23&Me DNA testing kit might warn you of your chances of hair loss, or perhaps prenatal screening …

Burger King introduces meat-free Impossible Whopper

By Nick Lavars – — Impossible Foods produces its beef-free patties using plant-sourced replacements. (Credit: Impossible Foods). Impossible Foods is on a mission to reduce the environmental impact of the meat industry through plant-sourced alternatives, and it has just gained a powerful new …

Where you live in America determines when you’ll die

Two maps show two very different takes on the huge discrepancies in U.S. life expectancy. By Frank Jacobs – These maps show strong links between location and life expectancy. Hawaiians live longest, Mississippians die earliest. County-level ranking shows short-life hotspots in Kentucky, long-life …

‘Miracle’ as bees survive Notre Dame blaze

  Not everything was destroyed in the fire. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Gilbert Bochenek. – Three hives containing a population of over 180,000 bees were left unscathed by the devastating fire. – Despite the roof of the historic Parisian cathedral being shrouded …

Electric-assist trike tilts into corners

By Ben Coxworth – The Tris Bike’s front wheels tilt up to 30 degrees relative to the frame. While some people like the added stability offered by trikes as compared to bikes, the things can actually be tippier when cornering. The Italian-designed Tris …