Day: November 27, 2019

I’m a Vegetarian—Will I Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

Eschewing meat requires explanation, especially if you were raised an omnivore. Every forkful carries culture and identity in the memory and effort of its preparation. So, on days like Thanksgiving, when vegetarians turn down their family’s lovingly basted golden brown turkey in favor of a Gardein Holiday Roast, a savory loaf of soy protein isolate…

Is This the First Fossil of an Embryo?

Mysterious 609-million-year-old balls of cells may be the oldest animal embryos — or something else entirely.A tiny fossil known as Caveasphaera is made up of hundreds of cells. It might be a 609-million-year-old animal embryo. Credit…Yin Zongjun and Philip DonoghueNov. 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ETA creature called Caveasphaera lived in China 609 million years ago, and…

Last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

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Astronomers Reveal Stunning New Image of The Interstellar Comet Coming Towards Us

2I/Borisov. (Pieter van Dokkum, Cheng-Han Hsieh, Shany Danieli, Gregory Laughlin) PETER DOCKRILL 27 NOV 2019 We spotted it in August: a mysterious object shooting through our Solar System on a strange, hyperbolic trajectory implying that, whatever this thing was, it wasn’t from around here. Subsequent analysis confirmed this visitor from deep space, now designated 2I/Borisov,…

William Ruckelshaus, who resigned in Watergate’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre,’ dies at 87: U.S. media

(Reuters) – William Ruckelshaus, picked by Richard Nixon as the first head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as deputy attorney general before being fired for defying the president in the Watergate scandal, died on Wednesday at the age of 87, U.S. media reported. FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator William Ruckelshaus appears in…

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our understanding of Earth-like planets in the galaxy. Here’s why Earths might be common.

A view of Earth taken at 1:07 p.m. EDT on January 15, 2017 by the GOES-16 satellite. NOAA/NASA A handful of recent discoveries indicate that Earth-like planets are common in the Milky Way.NASA’s Kepler space telescope spurred new research into planets outside our solar system.There could be up to 10 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy…

Very rare lion mummies discovered in Egypt

It’s difficult to imagine prides of lions roaming Egypt today, but as late as 1000 B.C. the big cats idled on the banks of the Nile—and some even lounged in palaces as domesticated pets for the royals. The lion (Panthera leo) was associated with the sun and the pharaoh, the most powerful elements of life…

Best new compact cameras for travelers

Travel generates moments you know you’ll remember forever: spotting an elusive blue whale, reveling in a colorful street festival, reaching the summit of that windy peak. Sometimes the experience is so transformative you want to share some of that magic with family and friends. As the photo engineer for National Geographic, I design and build…