Category: SCIENCE

  • New Theory in Physics Claims to Solve the Mystery of Consciousness – Neuroscience News

    Summary: Consciousness cannot simply be reduced to neural activity alone, say the researchers. A new study reports that the dynamics of consciousness can be understood by a newly developed conceptual and mathematical framework. Source: Bar Ilan University How does 3 lbs of brain tissue create thoughts, feelings, mental images, and an inner world? The brain’s […]

  • How the quirk of primate evolution gave humans the voice apes lack

    Scientists have identified evolutionary changes in the voice box that distinguish humans from other primates that may underlie an ability essential to mankind: speech. Researchers said on Thursday that an examination of the voice box, or larynx, in 43 primate species showed that humans differ from great apes and apes in lacking an anatomical structure […]

  • How the quirk of primate evolution gave humans the voice apes lack

    Scientists have identified evolutionary changes in the voice box that distinguish humans from other primates that may underlie an ability essential to mankind: speech. Researchers said on Thursday that an examination of the voice box, or larynx, in 43 primate species showed that humans differ from great apes and apes in lacking an anatomical structure […]

  • Sauropods had soft pads to help them support their massive weight

    Enlarge / A 3D paleoreconstruction of a sauropod dinosaur revealed that the hind legs had a pad of soft tissue under the “heel”, cushioning the foot to absorb the animal’s immense weight. Andreas Jannel Ask people to think of a dinosaur, and they’ll probably name Tyrannosaurus Rexthe carnivorous antagonist who figures prominently in the jurassic […]

  • Betelgeuse bounces back after bizarre dimming episode

    Astronomers have long considered Betelgeuse a candidate for a long-awaited supernova in our galaxy. Yet the red supergiant now appears to be recovering from a mysterious and catastrophic event in 2019. Sitting on the shoulder of orion constellation, Betelgeuse is one of the brightest stars in the sky. In early 2019, however, the massive star […]

  • The discovery of a small armored dinosaur in Argentina is the first of its kind

    Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a previously unknown small armored dinosaur in southern Argentina, a creature that likely walked upright on its hind legs wandering the then-humid landscape around 100 million years ago. The Cretaceous dinosaur, named Jakapil kaniukura, would have been well-protected with rows of disc-shaped bone armor along its neck and back […]

  • NASA Provides Explanation for Stringy Materials Found on Mars’ Surface

    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) says a viral image of a clump of stringy material photographed on the surface of Mars is likely a Dacron net. The material is also used in thermal blankets, according to an agency blog post. However, before the warp could be imaged by the higher resolution Mastcam-Z cameras, it was […]

  • A supermoon may dim views of the ‘best meteor shower of the year’

    Placeholder while loading article actions The Sturgeon Full Moon, the third supermoon of the summer, is due to take its place on the grand celestial stage on Thursday evening. This would generally delight skywatching enthusiasts, but many people will instead gaze skyward in hopes of seeing the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is expected to […]

  • Hubble sees supergiant Betelgeuse slowly recovering after exploding

    This illustration traces the changes in luminosity of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse, following the titanic mass ejection of much of its visible surface. The escaping material cooled to form a cloud of dust that temporarily made the star appear dimmer as seen from Earth. This unprecedented stellar convulsion disrupted the monstrous star’s 400-day oscillation […]

  • Debris ‘bursts’ from Russian anti-satellite test continually threaten SpaceX’s Starlink

    Artist’s rendering of space junk orbiting Earth.Drawing: Christoph Burgstedt/Scientific photo library (PA) Orbital debris from a Russian anti-satellite weapons test threatens the Starlink satellite constellation, with researchers reporting more than 6,000 close calls with SpaceX satellites. The near misses were discussed at a Monday conference at the Small Satellite Conference in Utah, SpaceNews first reported. […]