Baby Cadavers Were Prized by Victorian Anatomists

A study of 54 dead babies was not all bad news. In the Journal of Anatomy, University of Cambridge biological anthropologists reported on fetal and infant cadavers, dissected by anatomists between 1768-1913 and now stored in the university’s collections. The study found that child cadavers were both more common than previously thought and handled differently […]

Baby Cadavers Were Prized by Victorian Anatomists

A study of 54 dead babies was not all bad news. In the Journal of Anatomy, University of Cambridge biological anthropologists reported on fetal and infant cadavers, dissected by anatomists between 1768-1913 and now stored in the university’s collections. The study found that child cadavers were both more common than previously thought and handled differently […]

Honeybees Have Personalities (Sort Of)

Honeybees may seem like nature’s perfect little automatons: organized, efficient, self-sacrificing. But in reality the insects are imperfect individuals. Their dance language is sloppy and imprecise. They lose self-control when they’re hungry. And, a new study has found, worker bees have distinct personalities. Iowa State University ecologists Alexander Walton and Amy Toth explain that animals need to meet […]

Honeybees Have Personalities (Sort Of)

Honeybees may seem like nature’s perfect little automatons: organized, efficient, self-sacrificing. But in reality the insects are imperfect individuals. Their dance language is sloppy and imprecise. They lose self-control when they’re hungry. And, a new study has found, worker bees have distinct personalities. Iowa State University ecologists Alexander Walton and Amy Toth explain that animals need to meet […]

5 Things to Know About Juno’s Rendezvous with Jupiter

On Monday, after a five-year journey, NASA’s Juno probe will finally enter orbit around Jupiter, becoming the first orbiter to Jupiter since 2003. The craft will study the planet for two years in a very eccentric orbit to protect it from Jupiter’s harsh radiation, swooping by the planet every 14 days. With the start of […]

5 Things to Know About Juno’s Rendezvous with Jupiter

On Monday, after a five-year journey, NASA’s Juno probe will finally enter orbit around Jupiter, becoming the first orbiter to Jupiter since 2003. The craft will study the planet for two years in a very eccentric orbit to protect it from Jupiter’s harsh radiation, swooping by the planet every 14 days. With the start of […]

UFO News Article: “Mysterious ‘Ghost Rockets’ Puzzling to Swedish Army”

12 August 1946 (The Victoria Advocate, Texas) Quote from the article: “Swedish military authorities plan to publish within the next few days a communique on an investigation they have been making of the ‘ghost rockets’ that have been streaking daily over Sweden since early July. Between July 9-12 authorities received  300 reports of the missiles […]

UFO News Article: “Mysterious ‘Ghost Rockets’ Puzzling to Swedish Army”

12 August 1946 (The Victoria Advocate, Texas) Quote from the article: “Swedish military authorities plan to publish within the next few days a communique on an investigation they have been making of the ‘ghost rockets’ that have been streaking daily over Sweden since early July. Between July 9-12 authorities received  300 reports of the missiles […]

The Hole in the Antarctic Ozone Layer Is Starting to Heal

There may finally be some good climate news. A paper published today in Science details the the first strong evidence that the hole in the ozone layer is beginning to heal. In 1987, the Montreal Protocol banned the class of ozone-gobbling chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in developed countries around the world, and it appears that the policy is, perhaps, […]

The Hole in the Antarctic Ozone Layer Is Starting to Heal

There may finally be some good climate news. A paper published today in Science details the the first strong evidence that the hole in the ozone layer is beginning to heal. In 1987, the Montreal Protocol banned the class of ozone-gobbling chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in developed countries around the world, and it appears that the policy is, perhaps, […]