Future moon settlers might benefit from oxygen extraction from lunar regolith as it can be used to create breathable air as well as a source for fuel. In addition, the newly found extraction method might also be useful for Mars colonization.
Bees are pretty good at maths – as far as insects go, at least. We already know, for example, that they can count up to four and even understand the concept of zero. But in a new study, published today in the Journal of Experimental Biology, we show honeybees can also understand numbers higher than four – as long as we provide feedback for both correct and incorrect responses as they learn.
A study on right whales shows that in order to avoid predators, right whale mothers 'whisper' (tone down their submerged vocalizations ) to their calves. The research is published in the science journal Biology Letters.
An international team of astronomers filmed a small, flashing black hole in our Milky Way using unique, specialized high-speed cameras. The stellar black hole feeds on material from a nearby star and flashes hundreds of times per second. The researchers publish their findings in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters.
We all get this sometimes: we forget where we put our keys or can’t remember why we walked into a specific room. Is your memory letting you down something to be concerned about? Catriona Morrison explains why there might be some benefits to forgetting.
Researchers weren't surprised that Oumuamua and the recently discovered interstellar comet 2l/Borisov (discovered only a few weeks ago) reached our solar system. In fact, they expect this to be the start of a very long list of interstellar guests.
Scientists continue their fight against Alzheimer's Disease. One of the latest tools in this fight against this horrible disease can be found in the form of deep brain stimulation. Wissam Deeb from the University of Florida explains:
There has not been a lot of progress in manned moon exploration since the end of the space race. However, lately, the dream of an inhabited moon base has become stronger and stronger. What do we need to do in order to realize this dream?
Astronomers have been baffled by dying galaxies in extreme regions of the universe. A Canadian-led research team is looking to shine light on what exactly is killing those galaxies. Toby Brown will provides a detailed account of the subject at hand
An international team of scientists has measured a new, higher value for the speed at which the universe expands. They used two massive galaxies as "gravitational lenses" to investigate the light from remote objects. The study was led by the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching in Germany.