Housemates may share more than a Netflix subscription and a mortgage – they also host an abundance of shared microbes, which significantly shape a home’s overall micro-environment, according to a new study.
The Racetrack Playa — a barren lakebed in Death Valley National Park — is home to one of the world’s natural wonders: “sailing stones” that mysteriously meander across the dried mud, leaving tracks in their wake.
We tend to think of our memories as dependable guides to the past — but the truth is, many studies have found that our memories change over time.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches in July. (Credit:SpaceX) In the process of revolutionizing space travel, there’s bound to be a few hiccups.
Courtesy: Ralph Lauren Company If you want a peek at the future of fitness tech, keep an eye on the ball chasers at this year’s U.S.
There are strong signs that one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes could be about to erupt, raising fears of an ash cloud which could ground international flights.
Angry Birds becomes a lot less fun when that bird is in real life, and it’s dive-bombing your head. This aggressive blackbird was caught on camera unleashing volleys of sky-terror on unsuspecting passers-by in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
In a series of events that could only occur in Australia, an injured koala’s life was saved last week by quick-thinking firefighters who performed CPR on the animal.
In a lab at North Carolina State University, researchers have created moths that are a blend of wires and tissue.
Baby pears growing on a tree. Humans have a long history of tinkering with their fruits and vegetables; we can grow purple tomatoes, super bananas or the classic seedless watermelon.
The human crew aboard the International Space Station may not be the only group of living creatures hurtling through space: microscopic sea plankton could also be hitching a ride.
The green anole lizard is master of a well-known trick: it can disconnect its tail in a jam and grow a new one.
Colonies of bacteria cultured from samples of the water column from subglacial Lake Whillans. Credit: Brent Christner Today scientists formalized the news we broke from the field early last year — microbial life has been found 2,600 feet below the surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in Lake Whillans.
Batwa rainforest hunter-gatherer in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda. Image courtesy of George Perry There are roughly half a million known pygmy people living in various tribes around the world, clustered mainly near the tropics in African and Southeast Asia.
While it might be easier to blame a glitchy controller or a slow internet connection, the real culprit behind your lost lives may actually be your quirky brain.
The STAMP camera. Credit: University of Tokyo Researchers in Japan have built a camera capable of recording 4.4 trillion frames per second, making it possible to visualize heat conduction and chemical reactions — things in nature once thought impossible to photograph.
Sharks have an undeserved reputation for being bloodthirsty killers that routinely make snacks out of tourists.
It may not have that same attention-grabbing roar, but Harley’s latest motorcycle has lots of other things going for it: for starters, a non-existent appetite for gasoline.
A stained dog tumor treated with the bacterium. Lighter pink areas areas denote tumor death. Credit: David L.
Symmetry is a beautiful thing — especially when it comes to potential partners. Studies have shown that people prefer symmetrical facial features in the opposite sex, which many scientists think evolved to help people choose the healthiest mate.