Saturn’s Moon Enceladus May Have Conditions For Life In a last scientific hurrah, the Cassini spacecraft has detected that hydrogen is being ejected from the moon’s ice-covered ocean

In a last scientific hurrah, the Cassini spacecraft has detected that hydrogen is being ejected from the moon’s ice-covered ocean.

Forests Recover Well When Humans Get Out of the Way Being too eager to help a forest recover may be a waste of precious money

It goes without saying that forests are important. As the lung of our planet, they strongly contribute to converting carbon dioxide that we exhale into oxygen for us to breath. Since the dawn of civilization, forests have been under threat. READ MORE

Are facial morphs a reliable way to produce fake IDs? Experiments show how often humans and computers misidentify a morphed ID image as an unfamiliar person

Most people can identify a familiar face in a photo, even if the picture is taken at an unusual angle, or in poor lighting. Think about how easily you may recognize someone you know in a social media feed or READ MORE

Why Trains Don’t Fall Off the Track When Turning Researcher derives the optimal angle for train wheels and reveals a new analysis that simplifies our understanding of trains

Trains have been the fundamental backbone of transportation and shipping for a few hundred years. Despite the ubiquity of trains, the details of their workings are a bit of a mystery. Trains have come about as more of a feat READ MORE

Chimpanzees Can Tell When You Believe Something False In a clever test used on toddlers, researchers have learned something new about the social intelligence of apes

Our understanding of animal cognition has grown dramatically since the days of Jane Goodall in the 1960s. Great apes, a family of primates which includes chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans, are often the subject of psychological research. The present study explored READ MORE

The Deafening Sound of Neutron Stars Crashing Together When large objects in space orbit around each other, they make big waves, and a big sound.

Large stars and planets in space have intense gravity. The gravity of these large celestial bodies is so strong, that they actually warp the empty space around them. Also, in space, time progresses differently when near celestial bodies. Because of READ MORE

Betting on Aliens Would you invest in the search for extraterrestrials for a chance to win big?

If intelligent aliens exist somewhere in the depths of space, then should we see signs of their technology? This question has motivated scientists involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to hunt for evidence of tell-tale signs of alien READ MORE

Planet Friendships in Solar Systems Beyond Our Own Exoplanet detection techniques improved in hopes of finding the expected co-orbiting planets

Our understanding of astrophysics states that we should be seeing co-orbiting planets when astronomers look through their telescopes. Co-orbiting planets are planets of roughly similar size that have overlapping orbits around their host star. These two planets orbit so closely READ MORE

Viruses May Help Us In The Fight Against Cancer Viruses have long been our enemies, but we may have found a way to join forces against cancer cells.

Cancer is one of the greatest challenges of our time. A common misconception about cancer is that it is one disease. There are hundreds of unique types of cancers that all require different treatment strategies. This diversity in cancer types READ MORE