Author Archives: Yasemin Saplakoglu

Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?

Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ   

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Cannibal Sex and Love Darts: Animal Libido Is Not for the Fainthearted [Slide Show]

Some creatures have unusual ways of courting their Valentines

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How Many Gigs are You Wearing?

Magnetic clothing could be used to store passwords and other data 

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Submersibles Peer into the Greatest Living Light Show on Earth [Video]

Researchers hope to get people talking about our beautiful, complex oceans

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Go Figure: Why Olympic Ice Skaters Don’t Fall Flat on Their Faces

The athletes’ brains get rewired with practice to counteract reflexes and execute complex routines

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Bacterial "Tape Recorder" Could Keep Tabs on Bodily Functions

Scientists have used CRISPR to turn microbes into tiny recording devices

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The Brain’s Marauder’s Map

Neurons in the hippocampi of rats and bats fire in response to their fellow animals’ movements

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How Many Gigs Are You Wearing?

Magnetic clothing could be used to store passwords and other data

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French Zoo Offers Rare Look at Baby Manatee

Newborn manatee Kali’na weighed 33 pounds; her twin sister drowned

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This Sunday, Look Up and Wave at Kepler

As its mission draws to a close, the planet-hunting space telescope will turn its gaze homeward to snap a picture of Earth

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Scientists Genetically Engineer a Form of Gluten-Free Wheat

Removing disease-causing proteins from the grain could make it safe for celiacs to consume

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Put Space Cat on a Pedestal

A campaign calls for the creation of a statue to recognize Félicette, the first cat to be sent into space.

 

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Watch Live Today: Unveiling the Fabric of the Universe, One Fundamental Question at a Time

Particle physicist Pauline Gagnon will discuss the importance of fundamental research to society during a live Webcast tonight at 7 P.M. Eastern time

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Magnificent Microscopy: Capturing the Hidden Beauty of the "Microenvironment"

Nikon recently announced winners for the Small World photomicrography competition

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Humans May Be Influencing Bird Evolution in Their Backyards

Great tits in the U.K. have developed longer beaks, possibly to gain access to bird feeders

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Ada Lovelace Day Honors "the First Computer Programmer"

Scientists celebrate a 19th-century visionary—and the achievements of all women in science, engineering and math

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Watch Live Today: A Bold New View of Gravity

Physicist Erik Verlinde will discuss his and others’ groundbreaking gravitational theories during a live webcast tonight at 7 P.M. Eastern time

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Zeroing In on How Supermassive Black Holes Formed

Astronomers have a new model for the origin of these impossibly primitive cosmic monsters

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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Show Your Baby Again

Infants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves

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Why Are Juvenile Crabs Hitching Rides on Sea Pigs?

It’s a nautical mystery, but biologists have a couple of plausible ideas.

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