Becky Ferreira

tech-science

Scientists Are Generating Virtual Universes to Study Strange Gigantic Structures

'Dark Emulator' churns out virtual universes in seconds, so scientists can probe mysterious large-scale dark matter structures that may be key to galaxy formation.
Becky Ferreira
5 days ago
tech-science

Scientists Captured a Wild Image of a Fight to the Death Between Stars

Literal Star Wars.
Becky Ferreira
2.7.20
tech-science

Scientists Are Rapidly Finding Weird Materials Older Than the Solar System on Earth

First, scientists found stardust crystals dating back seven billion years. Just weeks later, another team has reported finding more “presolar” compounds in an unexpected place.
Becky Ferreira
2.3.20
tech-science

Scientists Witnessed a Dead Star ‘Dragging’ the Fabric of Reality

Astronomers spent 20 years using a dead star as a gigantic "cosmic clock" to test a mind-blowing prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Becky Ferreira
1.31.20
tech-science

Scientists Discovered a Mysterious New Aurora Borealis on the Edge of Space

The trippy "dunes" were identified in a largely unexplored region of Earth's atmosphere, and we'd have to send a spacecraft up to understand how they form.
Becky Ferreira
1.30.20
tech-science

These Are the Highest Resolution Images of the Sun Ever Taken

Each of the cell-like structures in this image represents an area about the size of Texas.
Becky Ferreira
1.30.20
tech-science

A Mysterious ‘Heatwave’ Blast From a Massive Star Was Detected on Earth

Only three such blasts have ever been detected by scientists, making them an extremely rare and weird phenomenon that can teach us about how stars form.
Becky Ferreira
1.28.20
tech-science

A TV Satellite With Damaged Batteries Is at Risk of Exploding

DirecTV has one month to vent some of the satellite's fuel and move it to a safe orbit.
Becky Ferreira
1.27.20
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
1.24.20
tech-science

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

"NEEEEH"
Becky Ferreira
1.24.20
Environmental Extremes

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

All over the world, we're breathing plastic.
Becky Ferreira
1.23.20
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
1.23.20
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