There’s a new blue color on the market for the first time in 200 years! Discovered unexpectedly in 2009 by researchers at Oregon State University, YInMn Blue has made waves in the world of pigments for its beautiful intensity, opacity, durability, and heat-reflective properties. A team led by chemist Mas Subramanian discovered the pigment when they were “exploring the electronic properties of manganese oxide.
How did you eat gummy bears when you were a kid?
You probably know that there are three classically taught states of matter—liquids, solids, and gases.
It seems like an impossible find, but an extremely well-preserved woolly rhino was recently revealed in the melting permafrost of Siberia. The extinct Ice Age species is projected to be the best-preserved woolly rhino found in the Yakutia region—a place known for its exceptionally cold temperatures. So, what can we tell about this creature?
With the United States hoping to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024, exploring Earth’s natural satellite has received more...
Ravens are fascinating birds.
Have you ever heard of Alex the African gray parrot? This revolutionary bird was the colleague and test subject of Dr. Irene Pepperberg for 30 years during her research into animal psychology—particularly that of birds. Before she began her studies with Alex, birds weren’t considered to be intelligent animals (on account of their walnut-sized brains). In fact, the term “bird brain” was often used as an insult for stupidity. However, Dr.
Did you catch a glimpse of the Great Conjunction last week?
You may not have heard of the word thermochromic before, but you have probably seen it in action.
Have you ever woken up after sleeping in a new place and felt as if you hardly slept at all? This phenomenon is called the First-Night Effect (FNE), referring to the sub-par quality of human sleep during the first night in a new environment. Sleep researchers have been seeking the physiological root of FNE in humans.
A group of scientists at the University of Copenhagen has determined that all blue-eyed people share one common ancestor from...
Many of us wonder about the existence of extraterrestrial life; and now, we might have gotten a step closer to...