Last September, Swiss cheesemaker Beat Wampfler and a team of researchers from the Bern University of Arts placed nine 22-pound wheels of Emmental cheese in individual wooden crates in Wampfler's cheese cellar. Then, for the next six months each cheese was exposed to an endless, 24-hour loop of one song using a mini-transducer, which directed the sound waves directly into the cheese wheels. The cheese was then examined by food technologists from the ZHAW Food Perception Research Group, which concluded that the cheese exposed to music had a milder flavor compared to the non-musical cheese.
Tuesday, Sep 3rd 2019 (10:46am)
Scientists in Australia announced a startling discovery this week when they revealed that a piece of rock brought back by the crew of the Apollo 14 moon landings was actually originally from Earth.
Writing in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the scientists suggested that the rock may have been part of debris catapulted to the moon from Earth after an asteroid collided with our planet billions of years ago.
Wednesday, Aug 28th 2019 (12:01am)
This black hole is huge, even by cosmological standards. The team say at a conservative estimate, it is 40 billion times more massive than the sun. By comparison, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*, is only 4 million times more massive than the sun.
NASA's Curiosity rover continues to amaze with what it has discovered.
Text that explains this plus a short slideshow and short video about this astounding mission that could last several more years.
Friday, Aug 9th 2019 (12:02am)
Small blobs that break apart and reform can host protein and RNA.
For the origin of life on Earth, ancient puddles or coastlines may have had a major ripple effect.
Wednesday, Jul 24th 2019 (12:01am)
Researchers have discovered something massive lurking underneath the far side of the moon: a mysterious blob with the mass akin to a pile of metal five times the size of the Big Island of Hawaii.
This NatGeo article contains tons of related links, images, and video.
Wednesday, Jun 12th 2019 (12:00am)
In the hope of finding a new way to fight malaria, scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer a fungus to produce a venom that can quickly kill mosquitoes.
The modified fungus was a highly effective mosquito killer in the first tests mimicking conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria remains a major public health problem, researchers reported Thursday in the journal Science.
Friday, May 31st 2019 (12:02am)
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Emerging studies show that air pollution is linked to impaired judgement, mental health problems, poorer performance in school and most worryingly perhaps, higher levels of crime.
Friday, Apr 19th 2019 (7:06am) | Thanks: volsh
An experiment conducted by two scientists injected 40 American alligators with ketamine and set each one up with a set of headphones in order to gain a better understanding of their dinosaur ancestors' auditory systems. The focus of the study was centered on interaural time difference (IDT) - a concept that interprets the gap in arrival time of a sound to each ear.
Monday, Mar 25th 2019 (12:00am)
Birds and whales navigate their migration paths according to our planet's magnetic fields. Why have humans lost the ability to sense this?
No issue. Fortunately, dogs put it to good use by crapping in the proper direction.
Friday, Mar 22nd 2019 (3:03am)
NASA has issued a warning about space herpes after a study found the virus was reactivating in crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions.
Thursday, Mar 21st 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: bash
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
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