If cats could buy records and EPs, what do you suppose would be at the top of the charts? In a new study linking various musical tempos and styles with cat attention, researchers found that they could compose music that felines would find pleasing - heavy with sliding notes and "purring" tempos.
March is upon us, and that means that scientists at the French-Italian Concordia research station in Antarctica are in the midst of prepping for a harsh winter - one that lasts half a year, with little to no contact with the rest of the world. What's worse, four of those six months will be spent without sunlight. Ah, the things some people will do for science.
During the violent beginnings of early Earth some 4.6 billion years ago, it seems that weathermen could have forecast iron rain - storms that supposedly led to the formation of the Earth's core and even the Moon, according to a new study.
Try to stare through a metal. Go ahead... I'll wait. Unless you're Superman, it simply can't be done. That's because metals are opaque, making it very difficult even for scientists to understand what exactly goes on when metals turn from a liquid into a solid. Now, with help from NASA, experts are running a series of experiments with special transparent alloys, allowing them to better understand how solidification occurs for the first time.
These days the biggest mysteries that people are talking about seem to be bright spots, woolly rhinos, Martian "blobs," and yes, even blue-and-black dresses... or is it gold and white?! However, last summer, the world was transfixed by massive holes that had mysteriously appeared in Siberia seemingly overnight. Now, upon the arrival of even more holes, experts have come up with a promising theory about their origins.
You definitely heard of the woolly mammoth, but did you know that 10,000 years ago, some particularly hairy rhinoceros were stomping around the Sleeping Lands as well? Researchers recently got their hands on an incredibly well-preserved carcass of a baby woolly rhino - one that had been trapped in ice for thousands upon thousands of years.
It took millions of years of evolution for us to develop complex language and culture, and now scientists have discovered a "big brain" gene that may have been responsible for our unique human intelligence, according to a new study.
Picture Old Faithful, the iconic geyser that erupts on a clockwork-like schedule every 91 minutes in Yellowstone National Park. Researchers have long studied this geyser, as it is an intriguing example of the natural phenomena and provides key clues as to how geysers may work. However, not every geyser is as predictable as this good ol' cone geyser, and until now the various forces behind their impressive displays remained a mystery.
Approximately 8,000 years ago during the Stone Age, ancient Brits imported wheat from Europe long before the development of agriculture, showing that they were more sophisticated in trading than previously thought, according to a new study.
For all you coffee drinkers out there always worried about spilling, you might want to start opting for a latte instead. A new study reveals why lattes, cappuccinos and other foamy drinks are less likely to slosh over the rim compared to a cup of Joe.
There's a lot of fear surrounding GMOs - fear that some experts argue is born of a certain amount of ignorance. After all, even organic foods have been genetically tampered with in their own right. Now, a new survey of common crops has found that a great deal of modern GM foods wouldn't even fall under many GMO regulations currently in place, prompting experts to argue that these should be updated to ensure safety and encourage trust in GM crops alike.
Scientists may have finally solved the mysterious origin of matter in the Universe, something that had puzzled physicists for many years, according to a new study.
An international team of scientists has successfully grown leg muscle in a lab dish, leading the way to possible treatments for a large number of muscle disorders, according to a new study.
Researchers have now determined that hippos were likely some of the first large animals to migrate from Asia to Africa, swimming from one continent to the other roughly 35 million years ago. However, they certainly weren't the semi-aquatic giants they are today. Fossil evidence indicates that ancient hippos were no larger than modern sheep.