Some examples of the numerous life forms living on our body made visible by scanning electron microscopes.
The planet’s population is hurtling towards 7 billion. But its growth will start to slow.
A group of British elementary school pupils, some aged just eight, have become the youngest science writers to have a paper accepted by a peer reviewed journal. They discovered that bumblebees are able to use a combination of color and spatial patterns to recognize flowers that will provide nourishment. The project was organized by University […]
Explaining how complexity can arise through gradual evolution and debunking anti-evolutionist arguments.
How do we know black holes exist? Would you like to know what it would be like to fall into one? Recent simulations and cutting-edge visuals are giving new insight into these strange objects and have helped us answer five big questions about them.
If you’ve got a weakness for gambling, you might try to explain your vice away by saying “I’m only human.” But it turns out that chancing your luck is something other species do. According to researchers from the University of Kentucky, pigeons also like to gamble, even when the odds are against them. Professor Thomas […]
The nature vs nurture debate is one of science’s longer-running questions, and it doesn’t seem likely it will be settled any time soon. But a newly-published study shows the issue isn’t confined to the human race. Sonya Kahlenberg of Bates College, Maine, and Richard Wrangham of Harvard University have published an article in Current Biology […]
In the following video, Bill Hammack of engineerguy.com reveals how “queueing theory” – originally developed by engineers to route phone calls – can be used to design efficient check out lines, and why, in stores with non optimized lines, the other lines always seem to move faster. Previously on [GaS]: How Quartz Watches Work: The […]
For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the National Geographic: Ultimate High-Definition Collection box set for just $34.99. That’s 59% off the collection’s usual retail price of $84.99. Treat your senses to the stunning, high-definition imagery of National Geographic’s Ultimate High-Definition Collection, a six-disc set that will transport you to the center […]
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