Archive for the ‘Astronomy & Space’ Category

At the Bottom of the Ocean, a Surprising, Gloomy Discovery

Almost two miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, on a lonely outcrop of bare rock 100 miles from Costa Rica, researchers on a geological expedition found something odd. As their remotely controlled submersible sunk through the black waters tow…

Military Weapon Uses Lasers to Produce ‘Voices’

Are you hearing voices? Say yes and many people might question your sanity. But hearing voices is exactly what the United States military hopes will happen with a weapon it’s currently developing.

The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWD) is build…

Sexual Signaling, Dino-Style

Triceratops to potential mate: “Hey baby, check out my frill and big horns…you know what they say, big horns, big everything, awwwww yeahhhhh…”

Apparently, that’s how hook-ups went down in the Mesozoic, at least for the famously horned and frilled…

Yes, Rockets CAN Fly in a Vacuum

“Rockets can’t fly in space! There’s no air for the engine to burn in space! And there’s no air for the rocket to push against in space! WE’VE NEVER LEFT EARTH!”

So goes the cry of people who don’t believe we landed on the Moon — at le…

This Is Why Some Bats Have Hairy Tongues

Nectar-drinking bats possess hairy tongues, and now scientists reveal these hairs are designed to maximize how much sweet nectar the bats can guzzle.

The South American Pallas’ long-tongued bat, Glossophaga soricina, dips its long tongue in and out of…

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