Astronomers have finally figured out what the clouds of Uranus consist of – and as it turns out, they smell terrible. For the first time, there’s been a clear detection of hydrogen sulfide, the gas that gives rotten eggs – and flatulence – their distinctive aroma.   In spite of decades of observations, the composition…
April 23, 2018
People who think their knowledge and beliefs are superior to others are especially prone to overestimating what they actually know, new research suggests. Even after getting feedback showing them how much they didn’t know relevant political facts, these people still claimed that their beliefs were objectively more correct than everyone else’s.   On top of…
April 22, 2018
Quick: What kind of dog is that? Using its scruffy face, plump black nose and blondish fur as clues, you might guess that it’s part or all Wheaten terrier. And that might lead you to think this dog, being of the vermin-catching terrier stock, would like to chase other animals. (Darwin’s Dogs) But according to a DNA test by researchers…
April 22, 2018