Reply
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply

News & Science Thread

Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
101 of 128

Online chat with customer support has a creepy privacy risk you probably don't know about

 

“Why? Because on some live chat platforms – particularly commercial ones like these geared to customer service – support staff can actually see what you're writing as you type it, even before you hit the return or enter key, or click send.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/online-chat-with-customer-support-has-a-weird-privacy-risk-almost-nobod...

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
102 of 128

A scientist explains why the alleged CRISPR babies news is more shocking than you might realise

 

“Those who praise the Chinese research have given no mechanism, or rules and regulations, that would allow human gene editing for only beneficent purposes.

 

“As the old proverb says, ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.’”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-scientist-explains-why-the-alleged-crispr-babies-news-is-probably-...

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
103 of 128

Scientists have found a surprising new source of blood cells in the human body

 

“It's long been thought that the only place adult humans make new blood cells is in bone marrow. But this discovery suggests our gut also contains hematopoieticpoietic tissue which can pump out a stream of red and white cells into our circulatory system.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/turns-out-that-bone-marrow-isn-t-the-only-place-in-our-body-we-make-blo...

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
104 of 128

Astronomers just revealed the most detailed record of a dying star humanity has ever seen

 

“Astronomers have been able to get their closest, most detailed look yet at the first stages of a dying star – a supernova known as SN 2018oh – using a combination of super-powerful telescopes out in space and based here on Earth.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/we-just-got-the-most-detailed-impression-of-a-dying-star-ever-recorded

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
105 of 128

This little-known sea is a grim preview of what global warming will do to oceans

 

“The Baltic Sea is a sort of experimental pressure cooker for marine life, a test for how species fare - and whether they can survive at all - in conditions the world's oceans may soon experience.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/insane-baltic-sea-warming-is-a-sign-of-things-to-come

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
106 of 128

How to tell if you're dating a psychopath, according to science

 

“It may sound like a scene straight out of a horror movie, but statistically you are not that unlikely to end up on a date with a psychopath. It is estimated that about 1 in 100 people are psychopaths – similar to the number of people who are teachers.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-some-scientific-ways-to-work-out-if-your-date-is-a-psychopath

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
107 of 128

NASA has recorded the first-ever sound of winds tearing across Mars

 

“The sound recorded with InSight's sensors on December 1 comes from vibrations caused by wind that NASA estimates was blowing at about 10 to 15 mph (16 to 24 km/h).”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-just-heard-the-haunting-sound-of-dust-devils-tearing-across-mars

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
108 of 128

Physicists just smashed another record for high-temperature superconductivity

 

“Scientists in Germany say they have hit a new superconductivity milestone. According to their paper, they achieved resistance-free electrical current at the highest temperature yet: just 250 Kelvin, or -23 degrees Celsius (-9.4 degrees Fahrenheit).”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-broken-the-record-for-high-temperature-superconductivit...

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
109 of 128

Christmas Eve comes with a potentially deadly health risk, says study

 

“For some, Christmas can be a time of stress instead of peace and goodwill – and a new Swedish study shows that 10 pm on Christmas Eve is the annual peak time for heart attack risk, particularly for the elderly and those with existing conditions.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/you-d-better-watch-out-heart-attacks-hit-their-annual-peak-on-christmas...

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
Community Guru
Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
110 of 128

Scientists are creating a laser so powerful it could get a probe to Mars in days

 

“An initiative called Breakthrough Starshot wants to explore another star system using ultra-powerful laser beams and wafer-thin spaceships.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-are-creating-a-laser-that-could-propel-a-probe-to-another-st...

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
TOP SOLUTION AUTHORS
TOP KUDOED MEMBERS