Thursday, August 11, 2022

Science

Evidence that giant meteorite impacts formed Earth’s continents

Giant impacts provide a mechanism for fracturing the crust.

Sponge sneezes mucus that other animals eat

Sponge ‘sneezes’ waste.

How does water turn into ice? Scientists simulated the initial steps of ice formation

The resulting simulation describes how water molecules transition into solid ice with quantum accuracy.

Aging neutralizes sex differences in the brain

The changes are larger in males than in females.

A giant deep-sea isopod discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

A massive, ‘creamy yellow’ relative of Woodlouse was found living at a depth of around 600 to 800 meters.

Scientists uncovered a source of oxygen hidden deep in the Earth’s crust

The first study shows the vital importance of hot temperatures in maximizing hydrogen peroxide generation.

New research unveils sea urchin’s secret to surviving marine heatwaves

Identifying the ability of urchins to survive extreme conditions through physiological adaptation.

Super-eruptions occur when huge accumulations of magma formed over millions of years

Volcanic super-eruptions are millions of years in the making – followed by a swift surge.

World’s first synthetic embryo created without sperm

Without egg, sperm, or womb.

Study uncovered the deadly workings of a carnivorous plant

Study reveals how an insect-eating plant uses rain energy to power its traps.

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