Parents take note: letting your children finish that one last video game level before they start their homework may have its benefits. Continue reading
A year after a California wildfire known as the “Rim Fire” burnt through over 250,000 acres of Sierra Nevada forests, environmentalists and loggers are debating what to do with the blackened woodland it left behind. The timber industry believes that chopping … Continue reading
Penn State researchers recently found two partially dead deep sea coral reefs 22 kilometers east of the site of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Before these findings, biologists only knew of one reef that was damaged by the oil spill. Continue reading
USB devices, commonly used to copy, store and share data, have also been known as a prime place to carry malware, or malicious software, from one computer to another. But that’s not the end of the story: researchers argue that USB security breaches don’t just originate from bad software, but from the fundamental core of how memory sticks function .
Scientists have finally made lemonade out of the origins of our lemon-shaped moon. While the moon may look, to quote crooner Dean Martin, like a big pizza pie — the real shape is a bit more similar to a lemon. To explain, a study published in the journal Nature says, one needs to go back to when the satellite first formed. Continue reading
Earth got pretty beat up in its first 500 million years. Scientists recreated thousands of asteroid strikes over 4 billion years ago. Those asteroids shaped the planet’s crust, and may have contributed to the rise of life on Earth. Continue reading
Tuesday’s death of Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor at the front lines of Sierra Leone’s battle against the worst Ebola outbreak in history, marks the latest person killed by the contagious, incurable disease that has devastated communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February. At last official count, released July 23, 672 people have died from the virus.