Ever notice how space in a car fills up? How about space in a bus? How about space at a bar? Then you need to know about proxemics. It's the study of how, precisely, humans like their space arranged -- especially when it comes to other humans.
Over the last several years, shore ice has diminished along the western edge of Hudson Bay, forcing the annual polar bear migration closer and closer to town. Bears prefer to be as far out on the ice as possible, to get closer to seals and fish. Less ice means there’s nowhere for the bears to go but straight through town, in many cases.
Normally, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has its cameras fixed on the surface of the Moon. But on May 24, 2014, flight engineers directed the spacecraft to turn back for a quick look at Earth and one of our closest planetary neighbors — Mars.
For the first time, doctors have opened and closed the brain's protector – the blood-brain barrier – on demand. The breakthrough will allow drugs to reach diseased areas of the brain that are otherwise out of bounds. Ultimately, it could make it easier to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's and brain cancer.
Ever since Marty McFly hopped aboard his pink hoverboard in 1989's Back to the Future Part II, the world has been waiting for real scientists and engineers to catch up. Now, finally, it appears that you can get your hands on one - if you have $10,000.
Fortunio Liceti (1577-1657) was an Italian philosopher, doctor and scientist. His most famous work was De monstrorum causis, natura et differentiis (Of the causes of monsters, nature and differences) that documented the many 'monstrosities' and deformities reported in nature.