The science of finding buried bodies

The science of finding buried bodies

Ian Brady, who tortured and killed five children in the UK in the 1960s with his accomplice Myra Hindley, died in prison on May 15. Jailed in 1966, Brady buried four of his victims in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor outside Manchester – and the remains have since been found. Sadly, the body of one…

How to fix all of your sleep problems with science

How to fix all of your sleep problems with science

It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep. Myriad distractions are in cahoots, keeping you from getting enough shut-eye. We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don’t hit that target every night. Sleep can provide incredible health benefits, like helping us lose weight,…

"Doomsday" Vault Flooded After Permafrost Melts Due To Climate Change

"Doomsday" Vault Flooded After Permafrost Melts Due To Climate Change

The fortified Svalbard Global Seed Vault, designed to protect the world’s seeds from disaster and environmental devastation, has been flooded. The culprit? Climate change. “It is a fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time – and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters,” reads the website by Crop Trust, the organization tasked with protecting…

Top 10 New Species Discovered 2017

Top 10 New Species Discovered 2017

Every year brings a new cohort of species into the encylopedia of life. In the past 12 months, there have been at least 18,000 new species described. This may sound like a lot, but with millions more thought to be living on the planet, this is a mere scratch on the surface. To celebrate the birthday…

Learn How To Manage What Facebook And Twitter Know About You

Learn How To Manage What Facebook And Twitter Know About You

This week, Twitter has announced its latest privacy policy, which makes some significant changes to what we’ve been used to so far. Given the several significant changes brought forward, we thought it important to give a general overview of just how much the two social media giants – Twitter and Facebook – know about you. An important change to Twitter is that…

Pioneering "Mini-Pancreas" Nullifies Woman's Type 1 Diabetes

Pioneering "Mini-Pancreas" Nullifies Woman's Type 1 Diabetes

We’re a bit of a way from being able to completely grow human organs in the lab for transplantation, but some key milestones have been made. Just recently, working synthetic ovaries were 3D printed and proved to be 100 percent effective, at least in mice. Various heart structures have also been cultivated from stem cells…

Third Largest Dwarf Planet Has A Moon

Third Largest Dwarf Planet Has A Moon

Hubble has discovered that the third largest dwarf planet, currently known as 2007 OR10, is orbited by a little moon, which suggests that most of the dwarf planets in the outer Solar System have companions. This discovery will help scientists understand how natural satellites form. This new moon was discovered in images from 2010 and announced…