Category: Science

DIY Bed Bug Treatment Attempt Accidentally Results in Massive Fire

Bed bugs—the blood-sucking, chitinous nightmares which serve as the clearest proof that if there is a divine creator behind the universe, it hates us—were once nearly eradicated from the U.S.…

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Australia Hits Worst Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record

Australia’s finally done it! A new NDEVR Environmental analysis shows Australia has never been emitting more greenhouse gas when unreliable estimates for land use-related emissions are excluded, the Guardian reported…

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The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren’t…yet

After landing on Baffin Island, Canada, wildlife photographer and environmental activist Paul Nicklen captured video of a frail polar bear — dying and foaming from the mouth — as the…

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Scientists Observe Earth’s Mysterious Hum on the Ocean Floor

Even in the absence of giant earthquakes, this planet is still emitting a quiet hum. Researchers have measured it at the ocean’s depths.Read more...

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Different parts of the US are experiencing totally opposite weather extremes

Snow has started to fall in unexpected parts of the country. Places like Austin, Texas, Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia, experienced snowfall before some parts of the Northeast. Meanwhile, Southern…

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The Shockwaves On a Rain-Soaked Window Screen Are Wonderfully Unique

Throw a pebble into a still pond, and the shockwaves from the disturbance will ripple out in all directions in nearly perfect concentric circles. But disturb the fine mesh of…

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Elusive ‘Magnetic Monopole’ Phenomenon Found Hiding in Older Chemistry Experiments

You might have scoffed at the “fuckin’ magnets, how do they work” line from the Insane Clown Posse song “Miracles,” but if we’re being honest here, magnets are pretty nuts.…

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SpaceX Set to Make History Next Week During Supply Mission to the ISS

On December 12, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, sending an uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule filled with supplies to the International…

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Google Taught an AI to Make Sense of the Human Genome

If you’ve ever watched a prime time crime drama like CSI, you probably recall a scene in which a forensic analyst used a computer to troll through thousands of snippets…

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Why Google Is Poised to Hit the Next Critical Milestone in Quantum Computing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Earlier this week, representatives from automotive and airline companies, big banks, software companies, and the military met to learn the basics of quantum mechanics at NASA. And that…

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