To the surprise of scientists studying data from the European Rosetta mission, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is venting chemicals associated with the smell of rotten eggs, urine, alcohol, bitter almonds and vinegar. Continue reading →
A test involving polymerase chain reaction, or P.C.R., could be used to amplify genetic information, including that belonging to the virus. Continue reading →
The question as to where the majority of moon water came from isn't so straightforward -- it was actually 'baked' via reactions with the solar wind. Continue reading →
The sensor was able to detect explosive chemicals up to 15 feet away.
You might know nitrous oxide by its civilian name, "laughing gas," but did you know you can use it to make a science-y beverage?
Through the analysis of isotopes trapped inside ancient quartz crystals, geochemists have realized that the Earth-shattering cosmic impact that laid waste to our young Earth and formed the moon happened 60 million years earlier than thought.
Through the analysis of a previously unexplained ratio of isotopes, scientists have recovered a geological time capsule of sorts that they believe represents a very different Earth that existed some 4.5 billion years ago. Continue reading →
Tara gets to realize her dream of setting Anthony on fire in this experiment, in the name of science, of course!
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