Deep Sea Explorers Spot Bizarre Fish That Doesn’t Look Real

Deep Sea Explorers Spot Bizarre Fish That Doesn’t Look Real

Deep ocean inhabitants are not known for their beauty. Rather they usually dominate lists of the ugliest creatures on the planet. However, an exception has emerged in the form of the smallspine spookfish (Harriotta haeckeli). Very little is known about this particular spookfish, although the brownsnout spookfish has attracted attention for its unusual vision. The rare footage […]

EdX To Offer Free Advanced Placement Courses For High Schoolers

EdX To Offer Free Advanced Placement Courses For High Schoolers

EdX is a non-profit website that offers over 300 massive online open courses (MOOCs), providing access to a world-class education to anyone with an internet connection at little or no cost. Initially started as a joint venture between MIT and Harvard, edX has expanded to include partnerships with top universities around the globe including Caltech, […]

Kung Fu Stegosaur Stabbed Toothy Predator With Its Spiky Tail

Kung Fu Stegosaur Stabbed Toothy Predator With Its Spiky Tail

Fossils preserving a prehistoric casualty reveal that small-brained, plant-eating stegosaurs were deadly fighters capable of killing carnivores in spike-to-tooth combat. Even predatoryallosaurs with their enormous jaws filled with long, serrated, back-curving teeth can fall victim to the stegosaurian martial arts. Researchers working in late Jurassic sediments in the Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation […]

Human Intestines Successfully Grown in Mice

Human Intestines Successfully Grown in Mice

For the first time, researchers growing functioning intestinal tissue from human stem cells have successfully transplanted these so-called “organoids” into mice. Once within their mouse host, the lab-grown intestinal precursors grew into mature human tissue capable of both absorbing and digesting. The work was published in Nature Medicine this week. A human-mouse model of the […]

What Would It Look Like If The Moon Were A Disco Ball?

What Would It Look Like If The Moon Were A Disco Ball?

If the moon were a disco ball, would it reflect dancing light upon Earth? Michael Stevens from Vsauce explores this very question in a six minute video with beautiful visuals. Adjusting for the difference in size between the moon and a disco ball, the larger mirrored tiles on the moon would be 150 kilometers squared and the smaller ones 100 […]

How Many Eggs A Woman Has Reflects Her Heart Disease Risk

How Many Eggs A Woman Has Reflects Her Heart Disease Risk

The number of eggs a woman has in her ovaries could predict how fast her cells are aging, which in turn, reflects of her heart disease risk, New Scientist reports. Women are born with all their eggs, and the decline in these numbers triggers menopause, after which the risk of developing heart disease increases. Women who […]

There Are Now Just Six Northern White Rhinos Left On Earth

There Are Now Just Six Northern White Rhinos Left On Earth

The northern white rhinoceros is now on the brink of extinction following the death of Suni, a 34-year-old male living at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was the last male not considered to be too old to breed, and there are now only six northern white rhinos left on the planet. Suni was discovered […]

Why is the Sky Blue and the Sun Yellow?

Why is the Sky Blue and the Sun Yellow?

Ever wonder why the sky is blue? In the video below, Minute Physics explains the science of scattering, which is the physical process behind why the sky and sun look a certain way at different times of day. Scattering is also involved in other phenomena, such as green flashes that can be viewed for a […]