In 2010, a group of scientists claimed to have found bacteria that could build its DNA using arsenic, instead of the phosphorous used by the rest of Earth's life forms. Within days, the research behind "arsenic life" was under serious scrutiny and we now know that it was totally wrong. But the work was peer-reviewed. It was sponsored by NASA. How do so many experts make such a big mistake? Dan Vergano at USA Today has an excellent article looking at just that — and it includes the peer review comments that helped the arsenic life paper get published. Though normally secret, Vergano got a hold of them through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The South Pole Ice Tunnels are a network of passages underneath the Amundsen-Scott Station, a remote research base in Antarctica. The tunnels contain pipes to bring fresh water to the research base, but they also contain something unexpected. Since the tunnels were made in 2002, various staff and visitors have ventured down into the -60°F/-51°C… READ THE REST
Underwater welding is one of the most dangerous jobs out there, and this video explains why. Underwater welders work grueling hours and can sometimes spend 80 hours working per week. They descend as deep as 1,300 feet. All of the risks associated with scuba diving apply to underwater welders. Beyond that, the extreme heat produced… READ THE REST
High tech bowls and spoons use electricity to add the illusion of saltiness to your food, reports Sora News 24. "This works by passing a specific wavelength of electricity from the surface of the utensil to the food which keys into the ions such as sodium chloride that trigger our sense of saltiness. In doing… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Summer is coming to an end, and you know what that means! The leaves are changing, the air is cooling off, and there's a lot more time to spend indoors playing… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. When it comes to technology, Microsoft has been on top of the game for decades. With every new innovation that comes out, the tech company certainly does an excellent job of keeping its… READ THE REST