LUCA Was Ocean-Sized


ONCE upon a time, 3 billion years ago, there lived a single organism called LUCA. It was enormous: a mega-organism like none seen since, it filled the planet’s oceans before splitting into three and giving birth to the ancestors of all living things on Earth today. This strange picture is emerging from efforts to pin […]

E-Mail Becomes Eye-Mail


University of Washington researchers have created a technology that could allow users to have e-mails beamed directly to their eyeballs, just like in Torchwood: Children of Earth (and Terminator before it). But in its current form, users will need to be able to decipher morse code. The technology, which can display (or not display) an […]

Time To Study the Earth’s Core


Ever wonder what’s at the core of the Earth? Of course not.  We all know it’s carnivorous twenty foot magma worms.  That’s why we stay away.  That is, until a bunch of smarty-pants scientists decided to doom us all.  They’re going to study the Earth’s core.  How do they manage this, you ask? At the […]