Maddie Bender

Tech

Materials Scientists Learn We’ve Been Brewing Espresso All Wrong

“Overall, I think honestly this might be one of the most comprehensive studies of espresso ever.”
Maddie Bender
a day ago
Science

Scientists Found Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Viruses in a Glacier

Glacial viruses are understudied, and climate change may keep it that way.
Maddie Bender
1.14.20
Tech news

Ancient Humans Tried to Defend Against Rising Seas. They Failed

7,000 years ago, people trying to protect against massive sea-level rise after a period of global cooling were forced to abandon everything they held dear. Now, modern people are facing similar challenges stemming from human causes.
Maddie Bender
12.19.19
Tech news

These Glasses Contain a Secret Video File Coded in DNA

Scientists have developed a way to encode complex information, like a Bitcoin wallet password or medical information, in 3D printed everyday objects using the building blocks of life.
Maddie Bender
12.16.19
Tech news

Scientists Fed an Ancient Earth Organism Space Metals. It Started 'Dancing'

Extremophiles are models for early life on Earth, and we just discovered that one in particular thrives on material from off-world.
Maddie Bender
12.6.19
Tech news

Scientists Found a Planet Orbiting a Dead Star, a Glimpse Into Our Future

Astronomers have discovered a giant planet orbiting a white dwarf for the first time, giving us a new place to look for planets and a rare glimpse into the future of our Solar System.
Maddie Bender
12.4.19
Tech news

Rare Individuals Are Amazing at Reading Cats' Expressions. Are You One of Them?

“Anyone who writes cats off as sort of moody or distant is probably underestimating them,” said the lead author of the study, which shows that cats are trying to communicate with their faces. Most of us just suck at reading them.
Maddie Bender
12.3.19
Tech news

So, WTF Is Up With Putting a Human in ‘Suspended Animation?’

An ongoing trial is putting people into suspended animation in time for potentially life-saving surgery. We ask: WTF?
Maddie Bender
11.22.19
Tech news

A Mysterious Burst of Energy in Space Has Smashed Records

“Such a strong signal has never been measured in ground-based gamma ray astronomy—this is the first time."
Maddie Bender
11.21.19
Tech news

Evolution Keeps Repeating Itself. Scientists Are Starting to Understand Why

Species that aren't closely related can look identical thanks to a bizarre trick of evolution. A new study reveals part of the mechanism for creating nature's unrelated twins.
Maddie Bender
11.18.19
Tech news

Itchy? These Worms Are Suddenly Breeding in People's Eyes and Scientists Are Baffled

Two cattle worm infections in human hosts within two years suggests that they might be an "emerging zoonotic disease in the United States,” according to a recent case report.
Maddie Bender
11.7.19
Tech news

A Brainless Blob That 'Learns' and 'Sleeps' Is on Display at the Paris Zoo

The yellow slime mold known as "the Blob" can solve mazes and remember things, and now it's the first unicellular organism to be on display in a zoo.
Maddie Bender
10.17.19
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