Chemical secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed

By David Szondy – High-resolution mapping of the distribution of elements in a sample from the 2,000-year-old Temple Scroll, as shown by the colors at the right of this image, is providing insight into the scroll’s ancient fabrication method.  James Weaver. – A …

 

T-Rex inspires MB&F’s latest off-the-wall clock

By David Szondy – You can’t get more whimsical than a clock set on metal legs modeled from the bones of an actual Tyrannosaurus Rex.   MB&F.  –  For their 11th collaboration, MB&F and Swiss clockmaker L’Épée 1839 have gone prehistoric: meet the T-Rex desk …

Pomegranate juice may protect unborn babies’ brains

By Ben Coxworth – Pomegranates – and their juice – are rich in polyphenols.  Is992007. – Affecting one out of every 10 infants that are still in the womb, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a potentially-serious condition that can limit brain development. According …

Aptera returns, promising a 1,000-mile hyper-aerodynamic EV

By Loz Blain – Aptera’s Steve Farmbro and Chris Anthony.   Aptera. After two previous efforts to get this incredibly aerodynamic, insanely efficient and wild-looking electric car off the ground, Aptera’s founders are back in the saddle and preparing for a third attempt. The company …

Plants have awareness and intelligence, argue scientists

Research in plant neurobiology shows that plants have senses, intelligence and emotions. By Paul Ratner – Are plants smarter than we think they are? (Photo: brewbooks/Flickr) – Image source: mnn.com/earth-matters. The field of plant neurobiology studies the complex behavior of plants. Plants were …

The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

Adversarial Fashion garments are covered in license plates, aimed at bamboozling a device’s databases. By Alex Hern in Las Vegas @alexhern – An Adversarial Fashion dress, modeled by its designer, Kate Rose. Photograph: Kate Rose.  Automatic license plate readers, which use networked surveillance …

IPCC looks to the land in fight against climate change

  Paul Ridden – A special report from the IPCC entitled Climate Change and Land will form the basis of scientific input for upcoming climate and environment negotiations. (Credit: kevron2002/Depositphotos). A Special Report of Climate Change and Land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

This map shows the most common surnames in Europe

By Louis Doré – An infographic map made by Czech linguist, mathematician, and artist Jakub Marian has described the most popular surnames in Europe. For example, the most popular surname in the United Kingdom is Smith, deriving from the metalworking practice, compared to …