How Sticks and Shell Charts Became a Sophisticated System for Navigation
Sailors navigating with sextant, compass and maps found in the Marshall Islands that curved sticks and cowry shells were far more sophisticated.
Borneo’s Mammals Face a Deadly Mix of Logging and Climate Change
Borneo’s mammals are threatened by a one-two punch of logging and climate change, but only a small amount of additional land needs to be protected to safeguard many of the species at risk, scientists report in Current Biology.
Scientists Test Out Tiny Robots Meant to Travel Inside a Human Body
The first test of micro-machines on a living mouse marks a breakthrough in the field of nano-robotics
Scientists Can Tell How Old a Star Is by Observing How Fast It Spins
A newly proven method can pinpoint the age of stars with at least 90% accuracy
There is A Scientific Reason That Cold Weather Could Cause Colds
The rhinovirus that most commonly causes colds likes chillier temperatures, where the host’s immune system doesn’t fare so well
Threat of Being Eaten Doesn’t Deter Dumpling Squid From Sex
The adorable cephalopods seem to rate mating higher on their list of priorities than survival
Snowflakes All Fall In One of 35 Different Shapes
The latest categorization of solid precipitation types inspired a cool graphic
What Does “Happy New Year” Even Really Mean?
Physicists engage in a strange debate about whether time really passes
The Dangers of Winter Darkness: Weak Bones, Depression and Heart Trouble
Long periods without sunshine can play a role in a surprising variety of physical and mental disorders
The Physics of Whisky’s Aesthetically Pleasing Residue
A photographer teamed up with scientists to figure out the fluid dynamics behind patterns left in whisky glasses