When most people think of helium, they think of party balloons and funny voices, but the gas has far more important applications in MRI machines, welding, manufacturing semiconductors, deep-sea diving and blimps. Unfortunately, it has...Show More Summary
A recent discovery reveals that prehistoric plumage was remarkably similar to the feathers found on modern birds. Dinosaurs? More like six-foot turkeys.
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, June 29. All times are Eastern. Top picks Shark Week: Deadliest Sharks (Discovery Channel, 9 p.m.): Shark Week just makes everything easier, so Shark Week top picks—here we come (again). Show More Summary
Pinterest has announced a set of new features, including a new 'Shopping Bag' cart-type system, improved visual search and the extension of Buyable Pins.
Jacob Hendershot was a 16-year-old teen who was chased down and murdered by friends of Stephanie Pistey who were all part of a vampire cult in Parker, Florida. The murder occurred in 2011, and this week Investigation Discovery’s hit crime television show Murder Among Friends will profile Hendershot’s ghastly death. Show More Summary
Coyote Peterson, the Discovery Channel star who may or may not have been born with that name, is an animal expert. This rescued baby toucan is an animal. Put them together and you have some truly expert adorability. Plus, the l'il toucan eats Froot Loops! Well, Froot Chunks. Show More Summary
With Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” in full swing and right on the heels of last week’s introduction of a new congressional bill restricting the trade in shark fins, the Obama administration has taken an additional action to help sharks. Show More Summary
Chew on this: rice farming is a far older practice than we knew. In fact, the oldest evidence of domesticated rice has just been found in China, and it's about 9,000 years old.The discovery, made by a team of archaeologists that includes...Show More Summary
Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer made numerous important discoveries, but he’s best remembered for designing the conical flask that bears his name.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | Also: Shark Week programming continues on Discovery.
Astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have found "the most distant oxygen ever detected" 13.1 billion light years away from us in a galaxy called SXDF-NB1006-2. Not only is the discovery of oxygen elsewhereShow More Summary
By combining data from Chandra and several other telescopes, astronomers have identified the true nature of an unusual source in the Milky Way galaxy. This discovery implies that there could be a much larger number of black holes in the...
Finding ancient bugs trapped in amber is a relatively common occurrence, but the recent discovery of two ancient bird wings fossilized in Burmese amber is unprecedented. These 3D fossils—which still contain feather arrangements and traces of soft tissue—are simply amazing. Read more...
A year ago, Amazon opened up Alexa to developers, allowing them to integrate the tech into their own platforms. Because of this, the amount of skills offered on the Echo has shot up tremendously, with more being added every day. To help navigate through all of these skills, Amazon has redesigned the Skills layout inside of […]
Nancy Thornberry is the CEO of Kallyope.. Nancy was formerly Senior Vice President and Franchise Head, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Merck & Co. Inc. In this role she led discovery and clinical research in diabetes, osteoporosis, fertility and contraception. Prior to her role as Franchise Head, Nancy initiated and was [...]
A new study led by scientists at SBP describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain.
This article originally appeared on the Discovery's Edge blog. _________________ The road to developments that change medicine is littered with seemingly great ideas. In the early stages, that road meanders like a mountain trail with many ideas falling off course and discarded. But once an innovative medical concept reaches the point of clinical research, the road turns […]
One remarkable development of twentieth century science is the discovery that both physical structures and the communication of ideas can be assembled on the basis of algorithms that make use of codes. The genetic code helps living organisms assemble the basics of other living organisms and guide their development. Show More Summary
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A research team from the Mayo Clinic has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that’s never seen before. The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work. Read more...