Ice Shelf Bigger Than Manhattan Could Be About To Break From Antarctica

Photo credit: Nansen Ice Shelf and the crack, taken by Landsat 8 on December 16, 2015. USGS Antarctic scientists have documented ice shelves disintegrating from the southern continent at an unprecedente...
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Monkey Takes Man’s GoPro And Goes On A Selfie Rampage

Photo credit: Trent Houdek/YouTube As a general rule, camera equipment and small monkeys don’t mix. Case in point: The footage shot at Wildlife World Zoo in Phoenix,...

$250,000 Shark-Spotting Drone Debuts In Australia

Photo credit: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock A great white, one of the types of shark spotted off the coast of New South Wales. Although the chance of dying...

Oldest Human DNA Ever Sequenced Could Rewrite Human Evolutionary Tree

Photo credit: © Kennis & Kennis/Madrid Scientific Films It now seems like the Sima de los Huesos remains were likely from Neanderthals. Researchers have managed to...

Oldest Known Pine Tree Fossil Discovered

Photo credit: Falcon-Lang et al. 2016 The tiny fossil, on the left, measures just half a centimeter long. When triceratops and velociraptors stalked the forests of the...

Creationism is dead in Iceland

0.0% of Icelanders aged 25 or younger believe that “God” created the world, according to a new poll. The finding comes from a survey commissioned by the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association,  Siðmennt, (an IHEU Member Organization). The poll found that 93.9% of young Icelanders assent to the Big Bang theory. 6.1% weren’t sure, or had other ideas, and 0.0% of respondents [...]

Newly Formed Neurons Help Brain “Catalog Memories In Time”

Photo credit: Kaonos/Shutterstock The human brain generates 1,400 new neurons per day, but their function had until now remained unknown. Sometimes it can feel every day is...

Watch Physicist Brian Greene Explain Gravitational Waves To Stephen Colbert

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene makes an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the two banter about the historic discovery of gravitational...

Scientists Create Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Photo credit: Shutterstock A team, led by synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, have come up with an answer...