This Star Might Be Eating Some Of Its Own Planets

This Star Might Be Eating Some Of Its Own Planets

A star 320 light-years from Earth appears to be eating some of its planets, which may explain why it’s quite different from its sibling star. Led by Semyeong Oh from Princeton University, the study announcing the finding is available on arXiv. The team used data from ESA’s Gaia telescope, which is busy looking at 1…

A New Fast Radio Burst Might Be Fired Off Every Second

A New Fast Radio Burst Might Be Fired Off Every Second

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are extremely quick and incredibly powerful radio wave emissions produced by mysterious extragalactic sources. Only two dozen or so of these events have been detected so far but we might have missed many more. In a new paper, Anastasia Fialkov and Avi Loeb from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimate that…

Snoozing Jellyfish Hint At The Evolutionary Origins Of Sleep

Snoozing Jellyfish Hint At The Evolutionary Origins Of Sleep

It’s hard to imagine two animals more different than a jellyfish, a pulsating brainless blob, and a human, a super-intelligent bipedal ape-thing. Despite our great differences, we have one unlikely similarity: sleep. It turns out, brainless jellyfish enjoy a snooze just as much as other animals, as reported in a new study published in Current…

Tom Brady Drinks 2.5 Gallons Of Water A Day And Thinks It Makes Him Immune To Sunburn

Tom Brady Drinks 2.5 Gallons Of Water A Day And Thinks It Makes Him Immune To Sunburn

Tom Brady, for those of you who don’t know, plays quarterback for the New England Patriots. He’s an extremely successful athlete, and probably gets asked “what is your secret?” a lot.  Well, now he’s released a book that reveals his tricks, which are extremely questionable and extraordinarily unscientific. Amongst the stranger claims of the book is that…

Large Herbivorous Dinosaurs Were Snacking On Crustaceans

Large Herbivorous Dinosaurs Were Snacking On Crustaceans

Herbivorous dinosaurs tended to eat, well, plants. But the fossilized poop of these animals has revealed something unusual – it now seems these big beasts occasionally branched out gastronomically and also snacked on crayfish and crabs. The unusual behavior was brought to light when researchers uncovered the 75-million-year-old fossilized poop, known as coprolites, of some large herbivorous dinosaurs, which…