Inspiring Discoveries


‘Stampeding’ Aussie Dinosaurs May Have Been Swimming

January 29, 2013, 12:00 pm

The only known dinosaur stampede has turned out to be evidence of a probable river crossing rather than a mass escape, according to new Australian research using 3D analysis.

Women Sought for Neandertal Surrogacy? Not Yeti, Thankfully

January 28, 2013, 2:10 pm

Harvard University’s Professor George Church has suggested that, one day soon, scientists somewhere will place a very unusual ad in a newspaper: “Wanted, women to carry [...]

A Violent Debate: Could Guns Be Made at Home With 3D Printers?

January 26, 2013, 1:00 am

Is it possible to manufacture a ready-to-fire gun using a 3D printer?

Fitness Play-Off: How Tennis Stars Compare With Other Athletes

January 25, 2013, 4:00 pm

Ever wondered how elite tennis players compare to their contemporaries in other sports?

What Lives In Storm Clouds?

January 24, 2013, 3:40 pm

Hailstones can show us samples of the different kinds of life forms able to survive in clouds.

Dung Beetles Look to Milky Way for Guidance

January 24, 2013, 12:00 pm

Dung beetles navigate using the gentle glow of the Milky Way over Africa—the first known case of an animal using this feature to find its way rather than with the stars.

Liquid Metal Marbles Revolutionize Nanomaterials (Video)

January 23, 2013, 7:46 pm

Australian researchers have encapsulated droplets of liquid metal with an insulative or semiconducting nano-coating, that could have applications in electronics and industrial [...]

Pink Diamond Behavior Explained, Coloration Remains a Mystery

January 23, 2013, 5:49 pm

The photochromic behavior of the pink diamond has been revealed by Australian researchers trying to understand what causes this coloration.

Beyond Bodies: More to Robots Than Humanoid Shape

January 21, 2013, 2:30 pm

For some time now pop culture has painted a particular picture of robots. So why aren’t we seeing robots like these by now?

Teen Cannabis Use Lowers IQ, Despite Claims to Contrary

January 18, 2013, 3:30 pm

A new study questions the conclusion of a paper from last year that was widely seen as greatly strengthening the evidence that regular cannabis use beginning in adolescence [...]

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Martha Rosenberg