Becky Ferreira

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

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

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

"NEEEEH"
Becky Ferreira
2 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

‘Walking Sharks’ Are the Newest Branch of the Shark Family Tree

“They’re incredibly cute little animals and are really more like a gecko walking around than a shark.”
Becky Ferreira
5 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
1.17.20
tech-science

The Oldest Forest in the World Has Been Discovered in a New York Quarry

The fossilized roots, which date 386 million years, shed light on Earth’s first forests and the enormous effect they had on global climate and ecology.
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
1.14.20
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
1.13.20
tech-science

These Dark Matter 'Clumps' Help Explain the Material That Makes Up Most of the Universe

The shadowy entities are about 10,000 to 100,000 times smaller than the dark matter halo of the Milky Way.
Becky Ferreira
1.10.20
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
1.9.20
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