Inspiring Discoveries


The Whale Who Spoke Like a Human (Audio)

October 22, 2012, 8:57 pm

A white whale known as NOC was able to imitate the sound of human voices even though cetaceans make sounds in a totally different way.

Dung Balls Help Beetles Keep Cool

October 22, 2012, 7:12 pm

Dung beetles use their food as a mobile thermal refuge in the desert, according to a new Swedish-South African study.

Red Bull Stratos Take 2: Skydive From the Edge of Space (Video)

October 13, 2012, 8:11 pm

Felix Baumgartner’s intrepid mission to break the speed of sound has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. ET (12 p.m. GMT) this Sunday, Oct. 14.

After Fukushima, Dogs Suffer PTSD-Like Symptoms

October 12, 2012, 10:29 pm

Dogs that went through through the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, triggered by the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan last year, tended to have symptoms similar to [...]

Dinosaur DNA Half-Life Prevents Cloning

October 12, 2012, 7:29 pm

A new study has shown Jurassic Park couldn’t happen in real life, because fossilized DNA can’t survive for more than about 6.8 million years.

Special Relativity Goes Beyond Speed of Light

October 9, 2012, 7:50 pm

New research by Australian mathematicians has shown that Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity can be extrapolated beyond the speed of light.

Red Bull Stratos: Freefall Jump From Edge of Space (Live Feed)

October 9, 2012, 2:23 am

Felix Baumgartner will skydive from 23 miles (36.5 km) above the Earth at 8:30 a.m. ET (12:30 p.m. GMT) today, Oct. 9.

While Asleep, Brain Acts Like It’s Remembering

October 8, 2012, 5:41 pm

Lack of sleep adversely affects learning and memory, and people with Alzheimer’s disease have impaired sleep.

Bacterial Alchemy Generates 24-Karat Gold

October 6, 2012, 6:46 pm

A scientist and an artist have teamed up with a metal-tolerant bacterium called Cupriavidus metallidurans to produce gold nuggets in a glass bioreactor.

Fanged Dwarf Dinosaur Was Vegetarian

October 3, 2012, 10:00 am

Heterodontosaurs were small, herbivorous dinosaurs characterized by their different teeth, including prominent canines.

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Vladimir Borodin