Anand Varma, a biologist by training and now a well-known photographer, has established WonderLab in Berkeley, California. WonderLab is a physical space where Varma will explore and develop innovative storytelling techniques. Through his work, Varma aims to create images and videos that challenge our understanding of the hidden world. You can learn more about Anand…
A type of soil called terra preta da Amazônia, or Amazon dark earth (ADE), promotes faster growth of trees and enhances their development in qualitative terms, according to an article published in the journal Frontiers in Soil Science.
A wily team of researchers from different fields at Penn State has received $1 million from the National Science Foundation’s Engines Development Award. They are working on a project to create the Pennsylvania Industrial Hemp Engine (PAIHE).
The biggest waterfall in the world is underwater. It’s located in the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland. It moves three million cubic meters per second, enough to shape global weather.
Recently discovered biomarker signatures reveal a variety of previously unknown organisms that were the dominant complex life forms on Earth around one billion years ago. These organisms differed from the complex eukaryotic life we know today, such as animals, plants, and algae, in terms of their cell structure and metabolism.
It has been discovered by researchers at the University of Gothenburg that bioplastic, which is made from cane sugar, poses a threat to the environment. Their study revealed that perch exhibit altered behavior when exposed to this type of plastic.
It may come as a shock to you but some of the food that we eat is radioactive. Bananas are one such food. They contain about 450mg of potassium, some of which is potassium-40 which is, you heard it here first, radioactive. In fact, 50 bananas are about as radioactive as a dental x-ray.
Politecnico di Milano recently conducted an in-depth study on a particular folio of the Codex Atlanticus, one of the largest collections of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and writings. This study aimed to understand the origins of black stains that appeared on the modern passepartout binding Leonardo’s original folios.
The world is facing environmental damage and energy scarcity problems. This has led to a growing demand for sustainable and renewable energy technology development. One way to generate electricity is by using wastewater.
The “meal-recall effect,” or the ability to remember a recent meal, can reduce how much food a person eats later.