Regular earthquakes are bad enough. Volcanoes too. But an earthquake swarm at a supervolcano? That really sounds like it could be scary, and scientists say they've just detected such a phenomenon at the site of Yellowstone caldera.Here's what we know.
A study on dozens of galaxies within several billion light years of our own has revealed black holes that far exceed our expectations on just how big these monsters can grow.And they have no idea how they grow so huge.
There is a great deal of misinformation out there regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).We'll just leave this here...
On Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean, some 640 km (400 miles) south of New Zealand, is a single Sitka spruce. More than 275 km from any other tree, it is often credited as the "world's loneliest tree".It's seen so much.
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For more than 2,000 years, the terracotta cavalryman statue guarded the tomb of China's first emperor, surviving centuries underneath the ground.Seriously?
They're the minority the majority is dying to get into. Superagers: older folks aged 80 and beyond whose razor-sharp powers of mental fitness defy their advanced years.This is amazing.
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.What have we done
MATLAB, or Matrix Laboratory, is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and programming language that's capable of visualizing data as well as quickly developing complex code.Get started now.
This handsome fellow is Claude the Albino Alligator, who lives at the California Academy of Sciences. He is 22 years old, and would have a hard time surviving in the wild because he can't blend in. We ♥ U Claude!
How was this possible 4,500 years ago?https://t.co/vI1eE0kj7f
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.How was this possible 4,500 years ago?
It's a strange and dangerous diet.https://t.co/JHZa1ftSG2
Vampire bats are probably not the cuddliest of critters, considering nearly their entire food source consists of blood.It's a strange and dangerous diet.
Their legacy lives on!https://t.co/80BhfTvd4s
Mrs. X knew something was wrong when she burned herself in the bath for the third time.ICYMI.
It really does seem to have giant ears.https://t.co/rXkkgjok7z
They were called the Taíno, and the Europeans who colonised their land took almost everything away from them.Their legacy lives on!
No, vaccines don't contain MSG.https://t.co/EhsxLNXXL9
If there were a competition for the most adorable ocean creature, the dumbo octopus - named for the ear-like fins with which it swims - would be right up there.It really does seem to have giant ears.
The number of people against vaccinations - aka anti-vaxxers - seems to be growing with every year.No, vaccines don't contain MSG.
This handsome fellow is Claude the Albino Alligator who lives at the California Academy of Sciences. He is 22 years… https://t.co/xutd7T47IS
This handsome fellow is Claude the Albino Alligator who lives at the California Academy of Sciences. He is 22 years old, and would have a hard time surviving in the wild because he can't blend in. We ♥ U Claude!
It was "definitely not from a natural source".https://t.co/eHQQGtIIWS
'Pristine forests' hiding grand histories.https://t.co/aRHYC8MGcM
It could be gone in our lifetime.https://t.co/YOsaEfi6HT
The team was on a routine pollution-sampling flight from Anchorage to Hawaii when they discovered it by chance, floating alone in the evening Alaskan sky.It was "definitely not from a natural source".
Sugar is important for us... in small doses.https://t.co/ChWOAwnhDZ
Get a good look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot while you can. The giant storm as we know it today is shrinking, and it might fade into memory within your lifetime.It could be gone in our lifetime.
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.'Pristine forests' hiding grand histories.
Still nibbling Valentine's Day goodies? Munching packaged cereals, pancakes or muffins for breakfast? Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing?Sugar is important for us... in small doses.
A school student asked us to post this again.https://t.co/dQ8DsxM5RL
As the US continues to stall on gun control talks, the largest study ever conducted on the topic has found a clear link between firearm regulation and fewer gun-related deaths around the world. Until recently, studies on gun laws have been limited tA school student asked us to post this again.
"This is concussion without blunt head trauma."https://t.co/ijefvYJQKG
We can't believe she did this.https://t.co/sALajzle4c
In the fall of 2016, United States diplomats posted in Cuba started to experience hearing loss, vertigo, and brain swelling."This is concussion without blunt head trauma."
ICYMI. Just stunning.https://t.co/GxfmCQ8wNv
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.We can't believe she did this.
This is what 40 million miles looks like.https://t.co/igWUPHiWkZ
At the very centre of the image above is something incredible - a single, positively-charged strontium atom, suspended in motion by electric fields.ICYMI. Just stunning.
The chimera is real.https://t.co/LmiGZYix5s
It's been a conflicting few months on this blue orb of ours, but nothing puts life into perspective like a photo taken by a probe literally millions of miles from home.This is what 40 million miles looks like.
It's still deadly to this day.https://t.co/gwAos8Es8W
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.The chimera is real.
A cave ancient Romans believed to be a gate to the underworld was so deadly that it killed all animals who entered its proximity, while not harming the human priests who led them. Now scientists believe they have figured out why - a concentrated clouIt's still deadly to this day.