In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner. This is leaving personal-care products, paints, indoor cleaners and other chemical-containing agents as an increasingly dominant source of key emissions.   “Over time, the transportation sector has been…
February 20, 2018
For centuries, the pyramids of Giza have puzzled researchers – not just their mysterious voids and hidden chambers, but exactly how ancient Egyptians built such impressive structures without modern technology.   One of the most confounding issues is how the structures became so perfectly aligned. Although it’s slightly lopsided, overall the square sides of the 138.8 metre…
February 20, 2018
LIDAR is showing its archaeological prowess once again, being used to reveal the extent of a “lost” city in western Mexico built and inhabited by the Purépecha, contemporaneous rivals to the Aztec civilisation.   Led by archaeologist Chris Fisher of Colorado State University, a team has estimated that the city of Angamuco had around 40,000…
February 19, 2018
Normally when somebody says ‘you look radiant’, it means you look good. But for one Chinese woman who rode through an X-ray machine, the compliment could be taken rather literally.   Surveillance footage captured in southern China last week went viral after people couldn’t believe these bizarre (and eerie) images of a woman down on…
February 19, 2018
Researchers have achieved a new kind of chimeric first, producing sheep-human hybrid embryos that could one day represent the future of organ donation – by using body parts grown inside unnatural, engineered animals.   With that end goal in mind, scientists have created the first interspecies sheep-human chimera, introducing human stem cells into sheep embryos,…
February 19, 2018
It’s been barely two weeks since SpaceX successfully launched the first Falcon Heavy into orbit, and many are curious as to where it and its unconventional passenger are right now.   Instead of sending something boring as the Heavy’s first payload, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk launched his own Tesla Roadster. On board is…
February 19, 2018