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Alien Messages in Plain Sight

Alien Messages in Plain Sight | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Could there be a faster way to discover interesting galactic neighbors? Is there some scheme for detecting aliens that might work quicker than tuning in their radio transmissions or hunting down their laser pulses?

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Electrical circuits encode your reality

Electrical circuits encode your reality | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Dwayne Godwin is a neuroscientist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Before any of the six entrants in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup had nudged a white pawn to e4, they’d already been hailed as the strongest collection of chess talent ever assembled.

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Why do human faces look so different? Evolution made us that way

Why do human faces look so different? Evolution made us that way | Gavagai | Scoop.it

There's more variation in human facial traits than there is for other body traits, a new study says.

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Texas considers textbooks that contain climate change denial

Texas considers textbooks that contain climate change denial | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Texas Schoolbook Massacre.

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Here's how the map of Europe would be redrawn if all the separatist movements get their way

Here's how the map of Europe would be redrawn if all the separatist movements get their way | Gavagai | Scoop.it

If you want a rough idea of how European borders would have to be redrawn if regions with a separatist agenda got their way, you can look at this map, put together by the European Free Alliance, to which '40 progressive nationalist, regionalist and autonomous parties throughout the European Union' belong.

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Black market in blood of Ebola survivors to treat victims, doctors report

Black market in blood of Ebola survivors to treat victims, doctors report | Gavagai | Scoop.it

World Health Organisation warning comes as President Obama prepares to step up US efforts to tackle deadly virus.

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A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space

A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A mini-documentary on one of NASA's experimental toys, the Enterprise.

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The mathematics of Ebola trigger stark warnings: act now or regret it

The mathematics of Ebola trigger stark warnings: act now or regret it | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak’s toll has risen above several hundred cases. This now truly is a type of epidemic that the world has never seen before. In light of that, several articles were published recently that are very worth reading.

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Meet the species that can out-evolve climate change

Meet the species that can out-evolve climate change | Gavagai | Scoop.it

At least one single-celled species may be able to adapt to hotter, acidic waters.

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Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A 24-year-old woman has discovered that her cerebellum is completely missing, explaining some of the unusual problems she has had with movement and speech.

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Underground map reveals hidden secrets of Stonehenge and nearby monstrous 'Super Henge'

Underground map reveals hidden secrets of Stonehenge and nearby monstrous 'Super Henge' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

After spending four years scanning the ground surrounding the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, University of Birmingham archeologists have produced a map of unprecedented detail of the earth beneath Stonehenge.

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Female scientists are just as capable, but leave the workforce in droves. Why?

Female scientists are just as capable, but leave the workforce in droves. Why? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

At each stage of their careers, more women than men leave the most prestigious path.

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Three things to keep in mind about the big Jack The Ripper 'reveal'

Three things to keep in mind about the big Jack The Ripper 'reveal' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

According to a WORLD EXCLUSIVE at The Daily Mail, the mystery of Jack the Ripper's identity has been solved by businessman Russell Edwards and forensic expert Jari Louhelainen using DNA evidence. The alleged culprit? A 23-year old Polish barber and longtimer Ripper-suspect Aaron Kosminski.

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Artificial sweeteners may contribute to metabolic disorders

Artificial sweeteners may contribute to metabolic disorders | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Evidence suggests sugar substitutes aggravate diabetes and obesity.

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Meteorite that killed off dinosaurs shaped modern-day plants

Meteorite that killed off dinosaurs shaped modern-day plants | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The life strategy of plants that dominate our forests today may be linked to a massive meteorite that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, according to a new study.

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Why do we cry? The science of tears

Why do we cry? The science of tears | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Happy, sad, crocodile or from onions, Dr Nick Knight explains the scientific reasons behind sobbing.

 
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A huge discovery about prime numbers just won this mathematician a MacArthur Fellowship

A huge discovery about prime numbers just won this mathematician a MacArthur Fellowship | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Last week, Yitang 'Tom' Zhang, a popular math professor at the University of New Hampshire, stunned the world of pure mathematics when he announced that he had proven the 'bounded gaps' conjecture about the distribution of prime numbers — a crucial milestone on the way to the even more elusive twin primes conjecture, and a major achievement in itself.

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The 'death of adulthood' is really just capitalism at work

The 'death of adulthood' is really just capitalism at work | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Here's what A.O. Scott's lamentation about adulthood in pop culture misses: our economic transformation.

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The global cost of fighting climate change might be… free?

The global cost of fighting climate change might be… free? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Saving the world from catastrophic warming doesn't necessarily require sacrifice, finds a major new report.

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Naomi Klein: 'We don't have another decade to waste'

Naomi Klein: 'We don't have another decade to waste' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Suzanne Goldenberg: First she took on consumerism and disaster capitalism. Now the star of the new American left is back to shock the eco warriors and big business with her radical fix for climate change.

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Why identical twins aren't really identical

Why identical twins aren't really identical | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Biologists now realize that 'nature vs. nurture' misses the importance of noise.

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Earth's ozone layer is recovering

Earth's ozone layer is recovering | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The atmospheric layer that protects Earth’s inhabitants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is slowly rebuilding itself, according to a United Nations report published Wednesday.

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Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good

Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good | Gavagai | Scoop.it

If L.A. were in China, it would be cleaner than all 74 major cities tracked in 2013 by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a 'catastrophic vacuum decay'. But how likely is that really?

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem, by Bettina Stangneth

Eichmann Before Jerusalem, by Bettina Stangneth | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In his years in Argentina, Adolf Eichmann remained a convinced Nazi, proud of his wartime achievements.

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