Topic: Science & Tech

First Ever Self Charging Battery From Nuclear Waste That Can Last Upto 28,000 Years

NDB Company says its nano diamond battery will absolutely upend the energy equation, acting like tiny nuclear generators. Which last upto 28000 years.

The Bee Lady Is Back at It Again

Have We Got Dust All Wrong?

Scientists are challenging conventional notions of how dust particles are aligned; “everything we’ve so far hypothesized about the impact of dust on the atmosphere might be misplaced.”

A 'Climate Anomaly' Worsened World War I and the 1918 Flu Pandemic, New Research Suggests

A once-in-a-century “climate anomaly” exacerbated the awful conditions along the Western Front in Europe during the First World War, according to new research. This unusual weather may have also...

Newfound Brain Structure Explains Why Some Birds Are So Smart

Circuitry of the pallium mirrors the mammalian neocortex

9 Iconic Animals Brought Back From the Brink

The recovery of these beleaguered species proves that conservation action works.

How Much Gold Is There Left to Mine in the World?

Some experts believe we may have hit "peak gold" production in our pursuit of the precious metal.

This $1 Hearing Aid Could Treat Millions With Hearing Loss

LoCHAid can be assembled in 30 minutes with cheap parts

The Daring Plan to Save the Arctic Ice With Glass

The fear that action to combat climate change has been too slow has led some scientists to test unconventional methods to stem the loss of Arctic sea ice.

Meet the Most Extreme Stars in the Universe

Some huge, some small. Some zip, some crawl. The cosmos is full of objects that defy expectations.

Robots & Humans Work Together to Master an Ancient Sport

Curly the robot has defeated top curling teams. But the sport could offer a prime opportunity to bring people and robots together.

Artificial Intelligence Diagnoses Alzheimer's With More Than 95% Accuracy

Gigantic 'Gundam' Robot Can Now Move Its Legs, Arms, and Head

This giant Gundam robot is now able to walk on its own.

How Humanity Came to Contemplate Its Possible Extinction: A Timeline

It is only in the last couple of centuries that we have begun to grasp that our existence might one day cease to exist forever.

The Birthplace of the Space Age Isn’t Where You Think

Scientists riding balloons in a remote region of the U.S. collected vital data used by NASA to get humans into orbit.

Australia's Forgotten Other Great Reef

The Great Southern Reef might not be as well-known as the Great Barrier Reef, but Australia’s "other" reef is brimming with biodiversity – and has battles of its own.

Airbus ZEROe Concept

Where Camels Take to the Sea

In Gujarat, India, a special breed of camel is not constrained by land—but cannot escape the many forces of change.

The CIA Once Considered Using Lightning to Assassinate People

Yes. Really.

Acorn Woodpeckers Have Multi-Day Wars, and Birds Come From All Around to Watch

A window into complex avian sociopolitical lives.

Bot or Not

CAPTCHAs have evolved to reflect the untenable distinction between real and fake users

The Elusive Peril of Space Junk

Millions of human artifacts circle the Earth. Can we clean them up before they cause a disaster?

Cockroach Farms in China

It sounds like the stuff of nightmares: a giant, dark, steamy hangar filled with a billion cockroaches feeding off food scraps. But these roaches are not just household pests, they could be the...

The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

The Walther PPK, the Classic Spy Gun That Changed the Game

In 1930, a new pistol went on sale that would revolutionize the firearms world. Best known to the public these days as the "James Bond gun", the Walther PPK was arguably the first successful...

Scientists Discover Brain Cells That Remember Where Escape Routes Are

These neurons track safe places so mice can escape threats in a split-second

125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Found Buried by a Volcanic Eruption in China

Archeologists in China have discovered two perfectly preserved fossils of a new 125 million-year-old dinosaur species.

Shifting Smoke: How Wildfires Are Sending Smoke Between Continents

How wildfires ravaging the U.S. west coast are sending smoke between continents and up to record heights in the atmosphere.

The Military Considered Using Heat Rays on Protesters

We break down what they are—and why they’re not (quite) as scary as they seem.

Hiding a 10,000 Year Clock Inside a Mountain

It ticks once a year, the century hand advances once every 100 years, the cuckoo comes out on the millennium, and it will keep time for the next 10,000 years. In the belly of a Texas mountain,...

Will the Universe Ever Run Out of Energy?

Is the "big freeze" our inevitable fate, or can dark energy save us?

Study Links Rising Stress, Depression in US to Pandemic-Related Losses, Media Consumption

Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic—such as unemployment—and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms...

What Is the Sound of Thought?

Reading linguistic thought directly from the brain has brought us closer to answering an age-old question — and has opened the door to many more.

What Frogs Can Teach Us About the State of the World

By tracking amphibian songs, citizen scientists are helping us understand what's happening to our environment

Why You Should Read This Out Loud

Most adults retreat into a personal, quiet world inside their heads when they are reading, but we may be missing out on some vital benefits when we do this.

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Unintended Consequences: The Perils of Publication and Citation Bias

Pieter Kroonenberg, a Dutch statistician, discovered a nonexistent paper that had been cited more than 400 times. 

How (And Why) Hurricanes Get Their Names

You probably recognize these right off the bat: Andrew, Katrina, Sandy and Sally. But when and why did we start giving hurricanes names?

How Kodak Detected the Atomic Bomb

Kodak detected the first atomic bomb before anyone else figured it out. Then they made a deal not to tell anyone. Thanks to HBO Max, and their new show raise...

To Save Birds, Should We Kill Off Cats?

Our feline friends are killing billions of birds every year. A fan of both animals believes there are humane solutions.