On their own, bee brains are fairly remarkable things, although human computing power still trumps them. But new research suggests that individual members of a swarm behave surprisingly like neurons in a human brain.   Not only does this tell us something about how these remarkable creatures interact – studying ‘bee speak’ could tell us…
March 28, 2018
When Tiangong-1 rocketed into the sky in 2011, optimists hoped the space station – literal translation: “heavenly palace” – would be a model for a permanent fixture among the stars, a space laboratory that was among humankind’s first footsteps in the Cosmos.   So, when an out-of-control Tiangong-1 comes plummeting to earth in a superheated…
March 28, 2018
By applying methods used to evaluate the chances of life on other planets, scientists have concluded that Earth is indeed inhabitable – but it’s also becoming increasingly polluted by levels of carbon dioxide and methane.   The inspiration for the new research is an experiment run by Carl Sagan and his team back in the…
March 27, 2018
The sound of people chewing, slurping, tapping, or humming can drive some people into a rage, and scientists have actually discovered the neurological wiring responsible for this strange condition.   Called misophonia, it describes the unreasonable emotions that well up inside some of us when we hear certain repetitive noises being produced by those around…
March 27, 2018