About Ourtown Own A Town Sign In
Videos
Science Daily
  1. Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in childrenFri, 19 May 2017 15:35:47 EDT
    Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new study. More...
  2. Storing a memory involves distant parts of the brainFri, 19 May 2017 13:17:17 EDT
    In studies with mice, researchers discovered that to maintain certain short-term memories, the brains cortex relies on connections with the thalamus. More...
  3. Kamchatkan volcanic ash travels half the worldFri, 19 May 2017 13:16:49 EDT
    Geochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic event happening 7,000 years ago and 5,000 km away. More...
  4. Blood discovery could benefit preemies, help end platelet shortagesFri, 19 May 2017 12:40:41 EDT
    A new discovery may be the key to stopping shortages of vital blood-clotting cells that can represent the difference between life and death. The finding also could offer big benefits for premature babies. More...
  5. Life in the Precambrian may have been much livelier than previously thoughtFri, 19 May 2017 08:44:11 EDT
    The strange creatures that lived in the Garden of the Ediacaran more than 540 million years ago, before animals came on the scene, may have been much more dynamic than experts have thought. More...
  6. Sea level as a metronome of Earth's historyFri, 19 May 2017 08:36:31 EDT
    Sedimentary layers contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that have occurred over millennia. Researchers have been working on an analytical method that combines observing deep-water sedimentary strata and measuring in them the isotopic ratio between heavy and light carbon. They have discovered that the cycles that punctuate these sedimentary successions are ascribable to sea level changes. More...
  7. Newly discovered brain network offers clues to social cognitionThu, 18 May 2017 14:38:58 EDT
    By studying rhesus monkeys, researchers have identified a brain network dedicated to processing social interactions -- a discovery that offers tantalizing clues to the origins of our ability to understand what other people are thinking. More...
  8. New coral reef fish species shows rare parental care behaviorThu, 18 May 2017 14:38:55 EDT
    The vast majority of coral reef fish produce large numbers of young that disperse into the ocean as larvae, drifting with the currents before settling down on a reef. A few reef fish, however keep their broods on the reef, protecting the young until they are big enough to fend for themselves. On a recent trip to the Philippines, researchers discovered a new species of damselfish that exhibits this unusual parental care behavior. More...
  9. Natural resistance to malaria linked to variation in human red blood cell receptorsThu, 18 May 2017 14:38:19 EDT
    Researchers have discovered that protection from the most severe form of malaria is linked with natural variation in human red blood cell genes. A study has identified a genetic rearrangement of red blood cell glycophorin receptors that confers a 40 percent reduced risk from severe malaria. This opens a new avenue of research for malarial therapeutics. More...
  10. History of Titan's landscape resembles that of Mars, not EarthThu, 18 May 2017 14:38:17 EDT
    In a paper published in Science, researchers report that Titan, like Mars but unlike Earth, has not undergone any active plate tectonics in its recent past. The upheaval of mountains by plate tectonics deflects the paths that rivers take. The team found that this telltale signature was missing from river networks on Mars and Titan. More...
Advertisements
Unexplained
  1. UFO dossier may be released after UK electionMon, 22 May 2017 12:58:41 +0000
    A selection of previously withheld documents about UFOs could be seeing a release in the near future. The collection of 18 documents, which were suppo... More...
  2. Who was Leonardo da Vinci's mystery mother?Mon, 22 May 2017 11:42:35 +0000
    An Oxford University professor believes he may have pieced together the identity of Leonardo's mother. Widely celebrated for his scientific and artist... More...
  3. Astronauts to undertake emergency spacewalkMon, 22 May 2017 06:04:50 +0000
    The two-hour spacewalk, which is set to take place on Tuesday, will aim to repair a broken data relay box. The box, which is understood to have failed... More...
  4. Man finds Viking treasure with metal detectorSun, 21 May 2017 13:22:41 +0000
    Derek McLennan earned almost $2.6 million after unearthing a horde of 10th-century Viking artefacts. The metal detector enthusiast had been scanning a... More...
  5. Mount Everest's 'Hillary Step' is destroyedSun, 21 May 2017 11:58:08 +0000
    The infamous rocky outcrop was the last great challenge for mountaineers aiming to reach the summit. The climb to the top of the world's tallest mount... More...
  6. New Horizons will reach MU69 in January 2019Sun, 21 May 2017 06:48:22 +0000
    Following its groundbreaking flyby of Pluto, the probe is now on its way to another Kuiper Belt object. Its new target, MU69, was discovered only thre... More...
  7. Doomsday vault flooded by melting permafrostSat, 20 May 2017 13:01:02 +0000
    Norway's Svalbard Global Seed Vault has been breached by water flooding in through the entrance. The vault, which was built in 2008 around 810 miles f... More...
  8. 'Fish rain' falls over school in CaliforniaSat, 20 May 2017 11:27:48 +0000
    Pupils and staff at Stanford Avenue Elementary were left perplexed by a bout of very strange weather. The peculiar deluge, which occurred on Tuesday a... More...
  9. 'Alien megastructure' star is dimming againSat, 20 May 2017 05:42:03 +0000
    The mysterious star has been puzzling astronomers for years due to its erratic, inexplicable behavior. Originally picked up between the constellations... More...
  10. Tyrannosaurus rex bit with incredible forceFri, 19 May 2017 13:19:56 +0000
    The prehistoric carnivore was capable of exerting 8,000 pounds of force with its huge gaping jaws. In a recent study, researchers combined dinosaur fo... More...
Sinkhole Swallows Trees
Big Bird On Sun 2012-06-04 19:05:49
This photo from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, snapped on June 1, 2012, shows what looks like Big Bird on the surface of the sun (SDO staff added the picture of Big Bird). The feature is actually a coronal hole, a dark area
Comment(0)

More Articles...
Contribute
Big Bird?
Big Bird Resides On The Sun!