Category Archives: Weekly Selection

Los Angeles quakes in 1920s likely tied to oil drilling. The oil industry may have caused earthquakes in the Los Angeles area in the 1920s. US Geological Survey researchers looked at 18 significant quakes that occurred near active oil […]

Scientists drill into ancient crater formed by asteroid hit 66M years ago . The peak ring of the Chicxulub crater in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is made of granite, pushed up from deep inside the Earth’s crust when a massive asteroid […]

Many moons may be waiting to be discovered in our solar system. There are likely more moons to be found in our galaxy, according to re-evaluation of data from the Voyager space probes and searches by the Hubble Space […]

Common swift can fly for 10 months straight . The common swift can fly for 10 months without landing. The birds capture food in the air and drink by skimming water, and if they stop at all, it’s only for […]

Strange objects near neighboring galaxies brighten, then dim. A pair of unknown objects near neighboring galaxies appear to produce extremely bright X-ray flares, then dim after about an hour. Astronomers aren’t sure what these objects are, noting that nothing […]

Single-celled amoeba uses molecular mechanisms similar to complex life. The single-celled amoeba Capsaspora owczarzaki has the same molecular tools as more complex organisms to help it move through various life stages. The findings suggest multi-celled mechanisms may have been […]

Busy cells on the move in babies’ brains observed. Neurons move through babies’ brains to where they are needed most in the first few months after birth, and these movements have now been seen by researchers. Researchers say the […]

Bumblebees’ emotional buzz charted. Happy bumblebees are productive bumblebees, according to a study published in Science that charted how the insects’ changing moods affected their decision-making behavior. The findings are the first clues that primitive emotional states exist in […]

Acoustic holograms can move objects with 3D sound shapes. Acoustic holograms of blocks of 3D-printed plastic can create 3D sound shapes that can move objects without touching them. Live Science. Circadian rhythm gene linked to breast cancer spread . A […]

Astronomers spy most distant galaxy cluster ever observed. A young galaxy cluster 11.1 billion light-years from Earth is the most distant ever observed, astronomers say. Multiple space telescopes were used to spot CL J1001+0220, where nine of its 11 […]