How the Black Plague Left Traces in Arctic Ice
Charlemagne’s iconic silver currency increased industrial lead pollution, while the Black Death caused it to plummet.
Ravens Spread Negative Emotions to Their Friends, Study Finds
“Our findings thus suggest negative emotional contagion in ravens, and in turn advance our understanding of the evolution of empathy.”
Arctic Warming Will Cost At Least $24 Trillion More Than We Thought, Study Finds
The economic losses of climate change, both past and future, are outlined in two new studies this week.
Watch Sound Waves Levitate Small Objects In Different Directions
A new type of acoustic levitation called "holographic acoustic tweezers" is mesmerizing to watch.
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This Is How Much Marketers Know About You Based on One Facebook Like
A new study indicates that it’s incredibly easy to target ads based on users’ personality types.
The Clean Energy Debate Is Fueling One of the Most Vitriolic Fights in Science Publishing
A Stanford scientist says one of America's best science journals published a paper "riddled with intentional misinformation" from the fossil fuel industry.
Apparently, New Zealand's Ice Age Was a Great Time For Kiwi
The secrets of New Zealand's ice age have been hiding in kiwi DNA.
Astrophysics Explains How Cephalopods Can See Color In Black and White
How do squids and octopus change colors if they can't even see them?
We All Hallucinate! Just Some of Us More Than Others
Understanding the mechanisms that give rise to psychosis could help us find a better cure for it.
Plastic Will Be Inside Nearly Every Seabird on Earth by 2050
Oceans are the world's forgotten landfill, and seabirds are turning into flying garbage cans.
There's New Evidence for an Alternate Theory of the Origin of Life
How the building blocks of life helped build each other.
This New Gene Editing Technique Could Turn The Tide on Antibiotic Resistance
In a proof-of-concept, researchers used CRISPR/Cas to erase genes that make E. Coli resistant to antibiotics.