Blue Holes Show Hurricane Activity in the Bahamas Is at a Centuries-Long Low | Science

Blue holes, like the Great Blue Hole in Belize, have vast caverns that descend into the seafloor. Sediment accumulates at the bottom of a blue hole, giving researchers a way to gauge historical hurricane activity. Ian Bottle The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season was the third most active in 171 years of record-keeping. The 2020 season … Read more

GBRIA trade show set for Thursday, free patent protection workshop, Yokogawa opens local tech center | Business

New Orleans Geological Society to hear about LSU Campus Mounds The New Orleans Geological Society will hold a Zoom meeting at 11:30 am Monday. Brooks B. Ellwood, a professor emeritus in the LSU Department of Geology and Geophysics, will discuss recent radiocarbon dating that found one of the LSU Campus Mounds is the oldest known … Read more

‘Masked’ Cancer Drug Kills Tumors While Sparing Healthy Tissue, Early Results Show

Many cancer treatments are notoriously savage on the body. Drugs often attack both healthy cells and tumor cells, causing a plethora of side effects. Immunotherapies that help the immune system recognize and attack cancer cells are no different. Though they have prolonged the lives of countless patients, they work in only a subset of patients. … Read more

Fragments of a Dying Comet Might Put On a Spectacular Show – Or Pass By Without a Trace

The 1833 Leonid Meteor storm, as seen over Niagara Falls. Credit: Edmund Weiß (1888) As Earth orbits the Sun, it plows through dust and debris left behind by comets and asteroids. That debris gives birth to meteor showers – which can be one of nature’s most spectacular displays. Most meteor showers are predictable, recurring each … Read more

TV show asked us to explore what weather the dinosaurs lived through

Apple TV +, CC BY-NC-SA When conjuring up images of when dinosaurs ruled the planet we often think of hot and humid landscapes in a world very different from our own. However, the new TV series Prehistoric Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, shows dinosaurs living and indeed thriving in many types of environments, including … Read more

Ancient Proteins Show First Australian People Ate Giant Eggs of Huge Flightless Birds

Detail from an illustration of Genyornis being chased from its nest by a Megalania lizard in prehistoric Australia. Credit: Illustration supplied by the artist Peter Trusler. Researchers settle fierce debate surrounding ‘Thunder bird’ species, and whether its eggs were exploited by early Australian people around 50,000 years ago. Proteins extracted from fragments of prehistoric eggshell … Read more

The best dinosaur show of the decade is based on ancient clues and fossils

Ever since Jurassic Park fascinated us with the first image of a gentle brachiosaurus roaming on a grassy plain, audiences have been waiting decades for another cinematic spectacle revealing new insights into dinosaurs and the prehistoric world. Now, the wait is finally over with the debut of Apple TV + ‘s visually stunning new series, … Read more

On your back? Side? Face-down? Mice show how we sleep may trigger or protect our brain from diseases like ALS

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the most common form of motor neuron disease. People with ALS progressively lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movements, including the ability to speak, swallow and breathe. There is no known cure. But recently, we studied mice and … Read more

Fragments of a dying comet might put on a spectacular show — or pass by without a trace

The 1833 Leonid Meteor storm, as seen over Niagara Falls. (Image credit: Edmund Weiß (1888)) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Jonti Horner (opens in new tab)Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern QueenslandTanya Hill (opens in new tab)Honorary … Read more

Thunder Mountain students show of their literary knowledge, with cake

Thunder Mountain High School student Abigail Sparks poses with the cake she made for her final project. Her creation was part of the school’s Great Literature Bake-Off on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Photo by Bridget Dowd / KTOO) From cake-pop pig heads to edible dinosaur cakes, the Thunder Mountain High School library was sweeter … Read more