Connect with us

Science

Are Humans Still Evolving? Scientists Weigh In – ScienceAlert

As a species, humans have populated almost every corner of the earth. We have developed technologies and cultures which shape the world we live in.

Published

on

post featured image
ADVERTISEMENT

As a species, humans have populated almost every corner of the earth. We have developed technologies and cultures which shape the world we live in.
The idea of ‘natural selection’ or ‘survival of the fittest’ seems to make sense in Stone Age times when we were fighting over scraps of meat, but does it still apply now?
We asked 12 experts whether humans are still evolving. The expert consensus is unanimously ‘yes’, however scientists say we might have the wrong idea of what evolution actually i…

Click here to view the original article.

Science

Witch-repellent graffiti discovered in ruins of medieval UK church – Live Science

The marks are meant to keep bad spirits away, but they won’t stop a high-speed train route from moving into the area.

Published

on

post featured image
ADVERTISEMENT

Learning no lessons from horror films of yore, Britain has plans for a high-speed rail project that will lay tracks over the ruins of a medieval church. And, apparently, the project has run into some trouble with witches and dark spirits.
According to archaeologists working at Stoke Mandeville, a village that lies in the path of the proposed railway, an early excavation of the site’s 700-year-old church revealed stone beams etched with strange circular patterns known as “witch marks.”
These markings,…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Science

Scientists Found A New Way To Break Down the Most Common Plastic – Gizmodo

The plastics industry produces over 88 million tons of polyethylene, the most common plastic in the world. Scientists have found a new way to upcycle it, according…

Published

on

post featured image
ADVERTISEMENT

The petrochemical industry produces more than 88 million tons of polyethylene, making it the most common plastic in the world. Scientists have found a new way to upcycle it, according to a study published in Science on Thursday. It could help deal with the growing plastic pollution crisis.
Polyethylene comes in several different forms and is used in everything from plastic bags and food packaging to electrical insulation and industrial piping. Since its so common and our recycling system is so broken,…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Science

Galactic “Mystery Source” of Gamma Rays Identified: Record-Setting “Black Widow” Pulsar – SciTechDaily

Super Heavyweight and Flyweight in a Cosmic Dance Volunteer distributed computing project [email protected] discovers neutron star in unusual binary system. After more…

Published

on

post featured image
ADVERTISEMENT

Super Heavyweight and Flyweight in a Cosmic Dance
Volunteer distributed computing project

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Trending

You might also like ...

post featured image
BYU nanofiber technology making more effective face masks – KSL.com
post featured image
These Two Bird-Sized Dinosaurs Evolved Bat-Like Wings, but Struggled to Fly – SciTechDaily
post featured image
NASA to announce ‘exciting new discovery’ about the moon on Monday – Space.com