Scientists recreate the song of a 150-year-old insect that could help rediscover its species

Scientists recreate the song of a 150-year-old insect that could help rediscover its species

CC BY 4.0” width=”800″ height=”414″/> The katydid Prophalangopsis obscura has been lost since it was first collected, with new evidence suggesting cold areas of Northern India and Tibet may be the species’ habitat. Credit: Charlie Woodrow, licensed under CC BY 4.0 A museum specimen has been heard for the first time in 150 years after … Read more

New warning that collapse of Antarctica ‘sleeping giant’ could raise sea level more than 16ft

New warning that collapse of Antarctica 'sleeping giant' could raise sea level more than 16ft

The collapse of Antarctica’s “sleeping giant” could cause planetary-scale change in the coming centuries, according to a new warning from scientists. If the climate crisis continues on its current trajectory, then melting of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) alone could contribute around 3-10 feet (1-3metres) of sea-level rise by 2300, and 7-16.4ft (2- 5m) … Read more

Large Dinosaur Predators – Such As T. rex – Evolved Different Eye Socket Shapes To Allow Stronger Bites

Illustration of Tyrannosaurus rex Dinosaur

New research shows that large dinosaur predators evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal with high bite forces. According to new research, large dinosaur predators, such as tyrannosaurus rex, evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal with high bite forces. While in many animals, including most dinosaurs, the eye socket is … Read more

Researchers Create Most Realistic Computer Models of Brain Cells

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Summary: Researchers say they have created the most bio-realistic and complex computer models of individual brain cells. Source: Cedars Sinai Cedars-Sinai investigators have created the most bio-realistic and complex computer models of individual brain cells—in unparalleled quantity. Their research, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reportsdetails how these models could one day answer questions … Read more

Massive expanse of towering hydrothermal vents discovered deep in the Pacific

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Scientists sent underwater robots into the depths of the Pacific, about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) beneath the surface, and discovered something unexpected: a football field-size expands of towering hydrothermal vents that cropped up in an area these underwater chimneys haven’t typically been seen. The vents, shaped like candelabras, stand roughly 35 to 40 feet (10 … Read more

Betelgeuse is bouncing back from bizarre dimming episode

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Astronomers have long considered Betelgeuse a candidate for a long-overdue supernova within our galaxy. Yet the red supergiant now appears to be recovering following a mysterious and catastrophic 2019 event. Sitting on the shoulder of the Constellation Orion, Betelgeuse is one of the brightest stars in the sky. In early 2019, however, the massive star … Read more