My Dreams of the Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world's first computer, has puzzled scientists for decades. By Evaggelos Vallianatos I saw the fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism in 2007. After moving slowly through the large rooms of the National Archaeological Museum...
People Conceived During Great Depression Age Faster, Research Claims
The Great Depression, which, according to American history led to the worst recession, allegedly shaped people's DNA before they were even born. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in November,...
Scientists Create Black Hole in Lab, and It Started to Glow
Scientists created a lab-grown black hole that began glowing after simulating an event horizon to test a Stephen Hawking theory. A group of scientists created an analog for the black hole in a laboratory by analyzing the properties of the...
Sperm Counts Drop by 62% Worldwide
Sperm counts worldwide plunged by sixty-two percent in under fifty years between 1973 and 2018, and this could lead to a reproductive crisis. The research was done by an Israeli and American team joined by researchers from Denmark, Brazil, and...
Do the Northern Lights Make Sounds People Can Hear?
Depending on who you ask, the northern lights (aurora borealis) may, very occasionally, sound like "rustling silk." By Fiona Amery It’s a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: do the fantastic green and crimson light displays of the aurora borealis...
The Mystic Allure of the Space Observatory Atop a Greek Mountain
Up on the slopes of central Greece stands a planetarium and observatory of unparalleled educational value to the area and beyond.
The Look of Humans in the Year 3000
The Look of Humans in the Year 3000 is a projection which seems familiar. Nevertheless, the research are exploring a new look for humans in more ways than one. Some scientists and experts believe humanity is evolving and devolving. That means...
World Faces Triple Epidemic, Scientists Warn
With summer well past us and winter fast approaching, doctors are concerned over a big spike in RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) cases. It is, of course, quite indicative of a likely increase in flu and COVID-19 cases. This triple...
Carl Sagan on the Brilliance of Ancient Greek Scientist Eratosthenes
Carl Sagan, the American astronomer, author, and science communicator was renowned for making difficult scientific concepts understandable to the millions; he did exactly this at the beginning of his renowned series Cosmos by explaining the thought process of the...
Ancient Bacteria ‘Sleeping’ Beneath Mars Surface
Ancient bacteria might be sleeping beneath the surface of Mars, where it has been shielded from the harsh radiation of space for millions of years, according to new research. Researchers simulated conditions on Mars in a lab to see how...