Monthly Archives: May, 2022

How to wash chicken in the kitchen more safely, according to physics

 The practice is not recommended by health authorities since it can spread hazardous diseases.In trials to see how washing poultry influences how germs spread...

Joggers naturally pace themselves to conserve energy even on short runs

 Data from fitness monitors and treadmill testing cast doubt on long-held beliefs about what motivates people to run fast.For both long and short runs,...

How ancient, recurring climate changes may have shaped human evolution

 The development of Homo sapiens and Neandertals is linked to a contested predecessor, according to shifting environments.According to a new study, climatic change-induced migrations...

North America’s oldest skull surgery dates to at least 3,000 years ago

 A man's regeneration of bone implies he survived a hole scraped out of his forehead.According to a new study, the first known occurrence of...

Social mingling shapes how orangutans issue warning calls

 "Kiss-squeaks" among red apes reveal how social situations shape vocal variation.In low-density groups, orangutans (like the one depicted) enhance their repertoire of predator-warning sounds,...

Some deep-sea octopuses aren’t the long-haul moms scientists thought they were

 Laying eggs in the warmer water of geothermal springs accelerates the hatching process.In the "Octopus Garden" (pictured) off the coast of California, some deep-sea...

Sunlight helps clean up oil spills in the ocean more than previously thought

 Up to 17% of the surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon may have been dissolved by solar light.This US Coast Guard boat recovered spilled...

The past’s extreme ocean heat waves are now the new normal

 More than half of the world's oceans are experiencing extreme temperatures that were unheard of a century ago.Between 2013 and 2016, the Blob, a...

Coastal cities around the globe are sinking

 As a result of the subsidence, coastlines are even more vulnerable to rising seas.Manila, Philippines, is one of the world's fastest sinking cities, with...

Climate change intensified deadly storms in Africa in early 2022

 Hundreds of people died as a result of the heavy rains, which also caused severe damage.In late January, Tropical Storm Ana dumped heavy rains...

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Cacao consumption was widespread among Maya people, not simply the aristocracy.

Who had access to the plant, which was revered, is revealed through ancient ceramics. This...

Hearing aids could also be used with false teeth.

Traditional hearing aids rely on the bone to transfer sound, but jawbones do the same.

The Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe have mysterious leaks.

Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, key gas pipelines connecting Russia and Europe, have both developed large leaks within hours of...

Fish fossils from the past show how bizarre our vertebrate ancestors were.

Chinese discoveries from over 440 million years ago include some of the earliest jawed vertebrates.