There's A New Theory About Jack The Ripper's Identity

There's A New Theory About Jack The Ripper's Identity

Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer who stalked the smoggy streets of Victorian London and disemboweled young women, continues to fascinate for some bizarre reason. Maybe it’s morbid curiosity, or maybe it’s the mystery of the murderer’s identity. The latest claim (in a long history of claims) says the murderer’s identity is revealed in a…

Satellite Snaps Images Of Greenland's Largest Ever Wildfire

Satellite Snaps Images Of Greenland's Largest Ever Wildfire

Greenland has been experiencing one of the largest wildfires in its history in the last week. The wildfire is estimated to stretch between 5 and 15 square kilometers (1.9 to 5.8 square miles), with smoke reaching up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) high in the atmosphere, as reported in local media. The unexpected event, 150…

Scientists Recreate Cause Of Fusion Inside Massive Stars

Scientists Recreate Cause Of Fusion Inside Massive Stars

The energy of stars comes from nuclear fusion. At their cores, under incredible pressure and temperature, lighter elements like hydrogen and helium are fused into heavier ones. These conditions are extreme and it’s only now that researchers are getting close to replicating them. As reported in Nature Physics, American researchers have reproduced what’s happening inside…

Brain Imaging Reveals Differences In Men And Women's Brain Activity

Brain Imaging Reveals Differences In Men And Women's Brain Activity

Using the brain scans of 46,034 people, a new study has sought to identify how brain activity differs between men and women, particularly in regards to how psychiatric conditions manifest themselves. As reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the results showed that healthy women had significantly more activity in many more areas of the brain…

New Species Of Snake Discovered In The UK

New Species Of Snake Discovered In The UK

As one of the epicenters of modern science, the United Kingdom is one of the most studied regions on this planet. That’s why it’s surprising when scientists discover a new species within the island nations’ shores, and even more so when it turns out that new species is a fairly large vertebrate to boot. In Science Advances, researchers…

There Were Far More Neanderthals Than Previously Thought

There Were Far More Neanderthals Than Previously Thought

What we thought we knew about the Neanderthals may have been wrong. It seems there were many more of our heavy-browed cousins than archaeological evidence suggests, and they most likely occurred as a species far earlier than anyone had thought. A new study has delved deeply into the genetics of Neanderthals, the arcane Denisovans, and…