It may be too soon to mourn the demise of a room-temperature superconductivity claim. On September 26, the journal Nature retracted a paper describing a material that seemed to turn into a superconductor at a cozy 15° Celsius (SN: 10/14/20). The notice rattled many people
A popular tweet with more than 300,000 likes showed a picture of three windows appearing to withstand the pressure of Hurricane Ian's floodwaters.
Many Americans know a simple version of Holocaust history, in which their country played the savior. The reality isn’t so comfortable, this historian writes.
Quotes seen as deep and thoughtful are often attributed to the widely loved actor.
According to Forbes, Gates said that "political polarization may bring it all to an end" and referenced "a hung election and a civil war."
Some picturesque blue lakes may not be so blue in the future, thanks to climate change.In the first global tally of lake color, researchers estimate that roughly one-third of Earth’s lakes are blue. But, should average summer air temperatures rise by a few degrees,
Rush hour trains were delayed for about an hour on Monday morning after a swan was spotted on the railway line.
Swedish scientist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his discoveries on human evolution that provided key insights into our immune system.
The image of an autumnal landscape was first published on Flickr in 2006.
Establishing a new field of science to answer the question of what makes humans unique from our extinct relatives has earned Svante Pääbo the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. “Humanity has always been intrigued by its origins. Where did we come from and how
In 1950, Senator Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico introduced a bill in the Senate to create a federal "Weather Control Commission" modeled after the Atomic Energy Commission. Its purpose would be to regulate and license rainmaking activities in order to ensure the "equitable
Theater expert Laura Frankos Turtledove says:[The critics] all commented on the audience fleeing the scene of the crime at intermission. They, alas, were stuck with the second act. The plot? Of course I can tell you the plot. There’s a baby food manufacturer who is
Most people recover their sense of smell and taste after Covid-19. But not all do. Some continue to struggle with the inability to smell or taste at all, while others have only partially recovered. Here's what we know so far about why.
Back in 2005, MIT researcher Moshe Alamaro came up with an oddball idea to fight hurricanes: use barges equipped with upward-pointing jet engines to create tropical storms in their path. Details from The Salina Journal (July 2, 2005):Alamaro, in cooperation with German and Russian