Quantum computing seems to be the way of the future, but right now, only a few people have access to the technology. And that’s why Google is teaming up with NASA to create a quantum computing lab, giving scientists, students and engineers the opportunity to see what they can do with it.
While a new version of Cosmos, the monumental Carl Sagan science miniseries from 1970, has been in the works since 2011, it was just recently confirmed that astronomer extraordinaire Neil DeGrasse Tyson will in fact be taking Sagan’s place as your guide through the universe.
While terms like “alpha wolf” and “alpha dog” have become common phrases in the English language, it turns out that the alpha dog led social structure of wolves and dogs is grossly oversimplified and is based on studies of canines in the 1940s. It’s not entirely incorrect— there is generally a wolf that’s more socially dominant than others, but the same is true in most mammalian social groups.
The fact that we appear to be on the verge of conquering AIDS and cancer is cool and all, but what about male pattern balding? Should be easy in comparison, right? A new experimental treatment uses the patient’s own blood, which is then separated into platelets and adult stem cells, re-injected back into the scalp and voila new hair. In theory.
Jamestown, Virginia was one of the first European colonies in the New World, and almost every single one of these early settlements dealt with incredible hardship. Archaeologists have now found evidence of cannibalism in 17th century Jamestown during the deadly winter of 1609-1610, in which 80% of the colonists died of cold and starvation.