Yearning for New Physics at CERN, in a Post-Higgs Way By DENNIS OVERBYE June 19, 2017 CERN hosts thousands of scientists, representing 22 member countries, all working to understand how the universe was created. CMS is one of seven detectors on site. By DENNIS OVERBYE June 19, 2017 MEYRIN, Switzerland — The world’s biggest and most… Continue reading
A 2012 study showed that birds respond to song in the same areas of the brain as humans. Birds can cue into a specific frequency range and tempo.
Between 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,297 children died each year from such injuries.
June 19, 2017 Dennis Overbye MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Are we still alone? Setting the stage for the next chapter in the quest to end cosmic loneliness, astronomers released a list on Monday of 4,034 objects they are 90 percent sure are planets orbiting other stars. The new list is the final… Continue reading
Dr. Sladen, a British zoologist whose work was the basis of the 1996 movie “Fly Away Home,” also helped teach young birds to safely migrate.
June 16, 2017 Trilobites By JOANNA KLEIN The Black Sea isn’t black, and it’s not usually turquoise either. But a huge bloom of phytoplankton has illuminated it — and the connected Bosporus and the Golden Horn of Istanbul — with beautiful swirls of milky blue-green. This aquatic artwork appears every summer, but… Continue reading
June 16, 2017 Trilobites By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR In 600 B.C. in present-day Israel, a soldier named Hananyahu sent his friend a request that many of us might empathize with: Send more wine. He wrote his message on a piece of pottery that archaeologists found in 1965. For years, biblical scholars and… Continue reading
June 16, 2017 Carl Zimmer A common genetic mutation is linked to an increase in life span of about 10 years among men, researchers reported on Friday. The mutation, described in the journal Science Advances, did not seem to have any effect on women. Still, it joins a short list of gene… Continue reading
Trauma surgeons have learned that a series of operations for such wounds have better outcomes than one long operation.
The elimination of the Office of International Climate and Technology is another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on global warming policy.