So many people on this tiny planet.
Inside the Strange New World of DIY Brain Stimulation by Greg Miller
Inspired by scientific studies, ordinary people are buying and building devices to send electrical current into their brains. Some say it has improved their memory and focus. Others have found relief from depression and chronic pain. But are they getting ahead of the science?
Tracking the nuclear-level asteroid impacts in our atmosphere over the past 13 years
Forget for a moment the scientists who predict that sea levels will rise 3ft by 2100. Here’s what the world would look like if all the ice on the planet melts and the active water in the oceans goes up 260ft. Head for the hills.
In a recent study, researchers found that when the pollution particles from Asia’s cities get pushed into the northern Pacific, they interact with water droplets in the air, resulting “in thicker and taller clouds and heavier precipitation.” These strong storms then feed into weather systems to the east, most noticeably during the wintertime. With no end to pollution in sight, expect winter to worsen forever.
In 2008, Japanese astronauts took cherry tree seeds with them to the International Space Station. After 8 months and 4,100 times around the globe, the seeds came home and were planted in various locations around Japan. Four years later, some of the “space cherry trees” are now blossoming with just five petals—compared with around 30—a full six years ahead of schedule. Hypothesizing about the radical growth, one researcher said “there is the possibility that exposure to stronger cosmic rays accelerated the process of sprouting and overall growth.”
Why is ketchup so hard to pour?
Researchers recently got some Prairie voles drunk and introduced them to new mates to see if males were always dicks and females always clingy under the influence of alcohol. The results? Humans are not animals.
Maximize Your Brainpower By Firing Every Neuron At Once
The science of being drunk and high at the same time. It really depends on the order of ingestion though.
According to Geoscientists, Mount Hekla in Iceland is ‘bulging.’ By monitoring the expanding surface via GPS, the scientists have determined that there is more magma under the crust than in 2000 when it last erupted and that it ‘could erupt soon’. Which means that if you have to go to Europe, get there fast and be ready to stay.
photo by Axel Kristinsson
Beautiful work by Claude Cloutier
The newly discovered Anzu wyliei was 11.5 foot long, and weighed 500 pounds. The raptor with a beak, feathers, and extremely sharp claws roamed the earth 66 million years ago.