Becky Ferreira

caves

1,000-Year-Old Pristine Mayan Artifacts Found in Sealed 'Jaguar God' Cave

The cave was first discovered by local farmers in 1966, but was walled off until last year for unknown reasons.
Becky Ferreira
3.11.19
The Moon

The Moon Has Tan Lines, NASA Says

Magnetic hotspots on the Moon might contain clues about how to protect humans from radiation on other planets.
Becky Ferreira
3.6.19
microplastics

Microplastics Have Been Found in Our Deepest Ocean Animals

Scientists found plastics in the guts of amphipods at Challenger Deep, some 10,890 meters below the sea surface.
Becky Ferreira
2.28.19
Whales

There's a Dead Humpback Whale in the Amazon Jungle and Nobody Knows Why

The calf is estimated to have been one year old, and was found Friday on Marajó Island.
Becky Ferreira
2.26.19
squid

Squid Is the New Eco-Friendly Plastic, Study Says

Bacteria could be genetically engineered to produce industrial quantities of biodegradable polymers based on squid teeth.
Becky Ferreira
2.26.19
Earth's mantle

Mountains Bigger Than Everest May Lie Deep Inside Earth

Scientists used the second largest earthquake on record to glimpse the terrain 410 miles under our planet's surface.
Becky Ferreira
2.19.19
marsupial lion

Australia's Ancient 'Marsupial Lion' Was Absolutely Terrifying

Scientists reconstructed the first full skeleton of the marsupial lion, which was like a lion, koala, and Tasmanian devil wrapped up in a bodyslam.
Becky Ferreira
12.14.18
space lasers

Aliens Might Notice Us if We Shot a Giant Laser at Them, Study Says

Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.18
homo sapiens

This Is the Oldest Drawing by Humans Ever Found

Dating back 73,000 years, the drawing smashes the record for oldest figurative drawing by about 30,000 years.
Becky Ferreira
9.13.18
space war

'Very Abnormal' Russian Satellite Escalates Fears of Orbital Arms Race

Russia and China have been ramping up their military presence in space in order to keep up with American capabilities.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
future

Future Humans Will Colonise the Deep Sea

As sea levels rise, might humans simply go under it?
Becky Ferreira
11.2.17
Motherboard Homepage

We Have Strong Evidence Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Can Support Microbial Alien Life

Scientists find potential evidence of methanogenesis, a biological process, on Saturn’s moon Enceladus – which means methane-breathing aliens could be chilling there.
Becky Ferreira
4.14.17
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