Author: Kaye

Polar Bears Can’t Just Switch to Terrestrial Food

Polar Bears Can’t Just Switch to Terrestrial Food

Scientists once thought that polar bears might survive by supplementing their pinniped diet by turning to terrestrial foods like snow geese, their eggs and caribou. While captive, the bears do not eat. They drop about one...

China’s Electric Taxi Plan is a Logistical Nightmare

China’s Electric Taxi Plan is a Logistical Nightmare

China has a plan to reduce pollution in Beijing: it’s going to replace all 67,000 gas-powered taxis with electric models, a plan expected to cost operators around nine billion yuan ($1.3 billion). The problem...

Solid Glass Electrolytes Could Save Electric Car Batteries

Solid Glass Electrolytes Could Save Electric Car Batteries

The secret to the team’s research is moving away from the usual liquid-filled lithium-ion batteries. Instead, Goodenough and senior research fellow Maria Helena Braga use solid glass electrolytes — chemical structures that allow an...

Archaeologists Survey Seaplanes Sunk During Pearl Harbor Attack

Archaeologists Survey Seaplanes Sunk During Pearl Harbor Attack

For the first time, archaeologists have been able to map and image the sunken fleet of seaplanes destroyed in a prelude to the Pearl Harbor attack 74 years ago. Minutes before attacking Pearl Harbor,...

37 Years Ago, America’s Relationship with Volcanoes Changed Forever

37 Years Ago, America’s Relationship with Volcanoes Changed Forever

This turned into one of the most well-studied eruptions in human history: American volcanologists had eyes on the mountain from the beginning, and were quick to get instruments to her slopes the instant she...

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green

A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the last 50 years as temperatures increased as a result of climate change. The continued retreat of glaciers will make the...

Rehab Exoskeletons: A Comic Book Idea Come to Life

Rehab Exoskeletons: A Comic Book Idea Come to Life

A mechanical exoskeleton like the Ekso GT gives patients with a spinal cord injury just enough support to help them walk.

It’s Official: Three-Toed Sloths Are the Slowest Mammals on Earth

It’s Official: Three-Toed Sloths Are the Slowest Mammals on Earth

After seven years of studying three-toed sloths, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have made it official: the tree-dwelling animals are the slowest mammals on earth, metabolically speaking. With a metabolic rate of 162...

Here are the Big Benefits of Adding 10 Minutes of Mobility Work to Your Daily Routine

Here are the Big Benefits of Adding 10 Minutes of Mobility Work to Your Daily Routine

As you get older, such things start happening more and more and you notice that you can’t bounce back as quickly or go as hard as you once did. What the heck is going...

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Evolution does everything for a reason, and to understand the origin of this particular insanity, let’s back up for a minute to 50,000BC in Ethiopia, where your Great2,000 Grandfather lived as part of a small tribe. A...