How Much Arctic Sea Ice You’re Melting From Every Ton Of Carbon Dioxide We Emit

How Much Arctic Sea Ice You’re Melting From Every Ton Of Carbon Dioxide We Emit

Scientists have come up with a shockingly simple formula that lets individuals calculate exactly how much they are contributing to climate change. For every tonne of carbon dioxide (C02) a person produces, three square metres of Arctic sea ice melts, according to researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, the National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Boulder, Colo., and the University College London in the U.K. The findings, based on observational data from the 1960s to the present, were published in the journal Science. “So…

Dino Look-Alike? xtinct Reptile Species reveal Dinosaurs Copied Body and Skull Shapes of Distant Relatives

Dino Look-Alike? xtinct Reptile Species reveal Dinosaurs Copied Body and Skull Shapes of Distant Relatives

Researchers of a new species of extinct reptile remains were found near Big Spring, Texas in 1940 has shown that the shapes of the body and skull of the most iconic dinosaurs arnot completely original. In a new study published in the Current Biology on Sept. 22, a group of paleontologists performed a detailed CT scan of the remains of a new species of extinct reptile called Triopticus primus, or the “First of Three Eyes” that lived about 230 million years ago before the era of the dinosaurs. The creature was…

Monkeys Accidentally Crossed 100 Miles of Ocean 21 Million Years Ago

Monkeys Accidentally Crossed 100 Miles of Ocean 21 Million Years Ago

Monkeys similar to today’s capuchins are said to have crossed at least 100 miles of ocean 21 million years ago to get from South to North America before the continents joined as one. Scientists released this discovery on Wednesday. The proof came in the form of seven tiny teeth found during excavations, one being the expansion of the Panama Canal. This means monkeys found their way to North American a lot earlier than previously recorded. These teeth came from a recently discovered medium-sized ape known as the Panamacebus transitus. 21…

Astronomers Discover The Tailless Comet for the First time in History

Astronomers Discover The Tailless Comet for the First time in History

The tailless comet offers a composition that may provide clues into some of the biggest questions regarding the creation of the solar system as well as evolution. The comet is remarkably made of rocky materials that are generally only found on planet Earth, which means it may have resided on Earth at a time when planets were forced into their current positions. The so-called “Manx” comet, named after a breed of cats without tails, was made of rocky materials that are normally found near Earth. Most comets are made of…

New 3D Model Shows Where Exactly Words Are Stored Within The Brain

New 3D Model Shows Where Exactly Words Are Stored Within The Brain

Scientists from the University of California at Berkeley published a paper in the Nature journal. In their most recent study, they used fMRI machines to track the specific parts of the brain that reacted when different words were used. The data discovered was used to create a three dimensional model which displays the regions of the brain that are associated with different meanings – words were separated into categories for better organization. The researchers organized words heard in the show into twelve groups based on meaning. For example, they created…

Human sleep patterns could be traced by the Slumbering ‘dragons’

Human sleep patterns could be traced by the Slumbering ‘dragons’

Earlier, sleep patterns were known for mammals and birds only but a new study published in the journal Science has discovered them in a non-avian reptile, the Australian bearded dragon, as well. Knowing about slow-wave sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in a reptile could alter the models of how sleep patterns have evolved. Researchers said that sleep patterns may have evolved more than 300 million years ago. Gilles Laurent, director for the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, said that if sleep patterns are noticed in…