Yeah, that’s probably not optimal… Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco, the University of California-Berkeley, and Salesforce Research, a science arm of the SF-based software company, developed an AI capable of copying evolution itself. This doesn’t mean the AI created some sort of evolutionary superior superhuman (yet), but instead, the AI designed sequences of…
Intel stock tumbles after brutal results
I don’t normally post business news, but this is also a technology story. Intel used to be the gold standard in computer chips…but not anymore. One analyst said there were “no words” to describe the collapse of Intel, which has suffered as consumer demand for PCs has slackened overall. While the PC market is hurting…
Earth’s Inner Core May Have Started Rotating in the Opposite Direction
I didn’t even know that was possible! The rotation of the Earth’s inner core may be reversing, scientists have found in a study that sheds new light on geological processes occurring deep within our planet. For more, check out this Newsweek/MSN story.
Fluke Discovery of Ancient Farming Technique Could Stabilize Crop Yields
As climates around the world grow harsher and increasingly unpredictable, concerns are increasing over our world’s food security. While studying food diversity in 2011, environmental scientist Morgan Ruelle, now at Clark University, accidentally stumbled across one possible technique that could help stabilize dipping crop yields. For more, check out this ScienceAlert story.
Scientists create a self-repairing material
Scientists have created a self-repairing material from a tiny, but strong natural force. When two genetically modified bacterial cells come in close proximity, these proteins come together and keep the cells attached to each other. By surrounding each cell with this sticky, elastic material, bacterial cells will cluster together to form a living slime. For…
Happy New Year!
Let’s hope that 2023 will be a definite improvement over 2022!
Scientists discover how lava planet dubbed ‘Hell’ got so hot
A planet dubbed ‘Hell’ got so devilishly hot because it orbits along its star’s equator, according to new research. The EXPRES measurements revealed Janssen’s orbit is roughly aligned with Copernicus’ equator, a path that makes it unique. Interactions shifted Janssen toward its hellish present-day location. As Janssen approached Copernicus, the star’s gravity became increasingly dominant….
Minerals, never-before-seen on Earth, found in meteorites
Two minerals never seen on Earth before were discovered in a gigantic meteorite weighing 16.5 tons. Samples of the meteorite were taken and sent to the University of Alberta for classification, where researchers discovered the minerals. Researchers also said they may have identified a third new mineral, though it was still being reviewed. The findings…
Scientists create ‘mini eyes’ in the lab
Scientists have taken a step closer to a cure for a major form of blindness. Scientists at University College London have created the first artificial retinas in the lab from children with a condition called Usher syndrome. To read more, check out this Daily Mail/MSN story.
Black hole announces itself to astronomers by violently ripping apart a star
Destruction on a cosmic scale. The black hole is located in a dwarf galaxy a million light-years away and ripped apart an unlucky star in a brutal tidal disruption event. For more, check out this Space.com story.