Monthly Archive: January 2020

Scientists Design Bacteria-Based Living Concrete

Its designers hope that it could help with construction in deserts or even on Mars. Photosynthetic bacteria in the concrete make it bright green until it dries and turns brown. (Courtesy of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at Colorado University Boulder) …

Cows Communicate With Unique Moos

A new study has found that the animals use distinct vocalizations across a range of emotional contexts. Researcher Alexandra Green, recording cows (Lynne Gardner/University of Sydney). By Brigit Katz, Smithsonianmag.com – Should you encounter a herd of cows munching on a field of …

What if life is a contagious, interplanetary disease?

New research tracks a rocky, interstellar object’s ability to transport life to another planet. By Passant Rabie – Around 4 billion years ago, Earth was under attack. The planet’s surface was bombarded by asteroid after asteroid and a whole host of other interstellar …