Becky Ferreira

tech-science

Listen to the Voice of an Ancient Egyptian Priest, Not Heard for 3,000 Years

"NEEEEH"
Becky Ferreira
6 hours ago
tech-science

This Shimmering Black Rock Is a 2,000-Year-Old Exploded Brain

Scientists just discovered that the rock is really the brain of a Roman cult member that was shocked solid by high heat.
Becky Ferreira
10 hours ago
plastic

It's Not Just the Oceans: Our Air Is Filled With Microplastics, Too

All over the world, we're breathing plastic.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
tech-science

A Wild Discovery About Fungi Just Changed Earth's Evolutionary Timeline

The finding deepens our understanding of how modern life originated on Earth and shows there’s a lot we still don’t know about our planet’s history.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
tech-science

A Balloon Above Antarctica Found Signals That May Lead to New Physics

A new study deepens the mystery behind two possible detections of rare cosmic particles.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
tech-science

A New Facility Is Turning Moon Dust Into Oxygen for Future Space Settlers

A prototype plant developed by the European Space Agency has successfully extracted oxygen from simulated moon dust in a small Dutch town.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
tech-science

Astronomers Find More ‘Unusual Objects’ Next to Milky Way’s Black Hole

The odd, dusty objects at the center of our galaxy could be stars that have been unified by intense tidal forces.
Becky Ferreira
1.16.20
tech-science

Even Famously Tough Tardigrades May Struggle to Adapt to Climate Change

High temperatures "seem to be an Achilles heel" for otherwise resilient water bears, a study found.
Becky Ferreira
1.15.20
tech-science

The Oldest Material Discovered on Earth Is 7-Billion-Year-Old Literal Stardust

The Murchison meteorite, which impacted Australia decades ago, contains astral dust that predates the birth of the Sun.
Becky Ferreira
1.14.20
tech-science

NASA’s New Exoplanet Hunter Discovers Its First Planet Orbiting Two Stars

The TESS spacecraft spotted its first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a star, as well as its first circumbinary planet detection.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.20
tech-science

1,200-Year-Old Viking Runestone May Warn of Climate Change, Study Says

Researchers said that the ancient inscription may be “connected to a memory of climate crisis and probably to the anxiety about a similar one occurring.”
Becky Ferreira
1.10.20
tech-science

Scientists Detect Waves in Spacetime From Biggest Known Neutron Star Collision

“Neutron star binaries this massive may not be detectable by current telescope surveys.”
Becky Ferreira
1.9.20
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