For roughly 17 months, she patiently waited. Like many expectant mothers, she looked forward to the day she would get to welcome her baby into the world. On Tuesday morning, it finally happened. J35, a member of an endangered population of southern resident killer whales, gave birth near Victoria, B.C. It was a baby girl.
After decades of looking, researchers have identified a molecule that plays an important role in guiding sperm to find eggs. The discovery, observed in the cellular biology of sea urchins, isn’t just of importance for marine invertebrates – as the findings may reveal new secrets about human fertility that could help us to treat male
A failed assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday was mounted with explosive-armed drones, according to news reports. Nine days earlier, and on the other side of the world, terrorists claimed to have sent an armed drone to attack the international airport in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. No
Meetings of the International Congress of Mathematics are usually pretty tame affairs, despite handing out one of the most prestigious award in mathematics. But this year, the meeting was shaken up after the Fields medal, also known as the ‘Nobel Prize’ of mathematics, was stolen from one of the winners just 30 minutes after he
On September 8, a massive and controversial plastic-cleaning system will be launched into the Pacific Ocean. The goal of the system, created by The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organisation founded in 2013 by 24-year-old Dutch innovator Boyan Slat, is to remove plastic debris from the now-famous marine area known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch“.
Dan Luvisi Dieu Hex Soleil Abstract WallpaperDan Luvisi Intolerance, crusades, national differences, terrorism and interpersonal disagreements – all those to some extent resulted from conflicting religious views. What about the lack of a religious belief? A major emergent trend of the last century came not from religious teachings but from the Scientific Enlightenment and hard data.
“Cool” weather picture are typically everywhere on social media: sunsets, shelf clouds, waterspouts, tornadoes, or interesting clouds. However, I could not help but notice that during the first week of August 2018 dust dominated weather headlines and social media. There was a jaw-dropping haboob in Phoenix, and African dust was moving across the Atlantic Ocean.
New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid by Friday way, or how to just muddle through – the choice can be a little overwhelming. How can we know which guide will give us the answers to the questions
Just in case you’re thinking of taking up a second language soon, language-learning website Voxy put together this handy infographic breaking down which languages are hardest for English speakers to learn. Compiled using information from multiple sources, including the Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State, the infographic breaks down the amount of
REDDING, CA – AUGUST 1: The destructive Carr Fire, still burning out of control, is viewed from a southbound Alaska Airlines commercial flight flying at 34,000 feet on August 1, 2018, over Redding, California. Since igniting on July 23, the Carr Fire has become one of California most destructive wildfires, killing 6 people, destroying more
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Silhouette and reflection of a surfer and his leaning surfboard at sunset near Scripps Pier at Scripps Beach in La Jolla, California. 12/03/12 Since World War I, scientists have been recording ocean temperatures at the iconic Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California. Every single day, someone walks to the
When it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt, according to a new study. In the study, researchers identify a trait predictor of trustworthy intentions and behavior. They also provide practical advice for deciding in whom we should
Voyager 2 flew by both Uranus (R) and Neptune (L), and revealed the properties, colors, atmospheres, and ring systems of both worlds. They both have rings, many interesting moons, and atmospheric and surface phenomena we’re just waiting to investigate.NASA / Voyager 2 From where we are in the Solar System, looking out at the distant
One of Japan’s top medical universities has been systematically blocking female applicants from entering the school for at least eight years, local news agencies reported on Thursday. Tokyo Medical University, a private institution consistently ranked among the country’s best for clinical medicine, has been automatically lowering the entrance exam results of female applicants for the
In his book Fluent Forever, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to practice remembering it. In other words, instead of reading and re-reading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly. The same strategy works for pretty much anything
HOUSTON — NASA on Friday announced the crews of the first flights from U.S. soil since the space shuttle retired in 2011, an elite group of astronauts that the agency hopes will help open a new era of space travel. The crews would fly on spacecraft developed not by NASA but by two corporations, SpaceX
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from Kilauea volcano flows from the Leilani Estates neighborhood on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) On May 3, lava began erupting from new fissures in the Kilauea Volcano’s Lower
The southern peak of the massif of Kebnekaise is the tallest mountain in Sweden, but it might not hold the title for much longer – after a week of particularly hot weather, the mountain has started to shrink. In fact, the glacier-topped southern peak might already be lower than the rocky northern peak, after four
When people stake out positions on an issue, those in one camp or another often bear the burden of associations not of their own doing. Such is the case in the field of climatology. For years, those in the camp of: a) there is no global warming, b) the Earth has always warmed and cooled,
(Reuters) – NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. The astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon acknowledge the media upon introduction at NASA’s Johnson Space Center