Lasers, X-rays and infrared are helping to discover the secrets of ancient Egyptian mummies

Modern technology is ‘shining a light’ on what daily life was like in ancient Egypt by using lasers, X-rays, and infrared to examine the bones of mummies.  A number of bone samples dating back between 2,000 and 4,000 years have been tested using the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Labs in California.  It works by … Read more

Ford’s noise-cancelling dog house can keep your pup calm during fireworks and thunderstorms

Ford unveils noise-cancelling dog house that can keep your pup calm during fireworks and thunderstorms The noise-cancelling dog kennel uses active noise control to limit loud noises An automatic glass door and ‘anti-vibration block risers’ also reduce sounds Ford said the futuristic dog house isn’t on sale for now, as it’s just a prototype By Annie … Read more

The AI that could keep you happy at work: Ex-Google team reveal software that ‘nudges’ workers

Can an AI keep you happy at work? Ex-Google team reveal software that ‘nudges’ workers with messages throughout the day The startup, called Humu, uses AI to ‘nudge’ staffers to complete certain tasks Uses machine learning to analyze data and find areas they can improve upon ‘Nudges’ are then delivered to managers and staff via … Read more

‘Sinister’ Chinese mussel has found its way into British waters

‘Sinister’ Chinese mussel that can smother scallops and oysters has made its way into British waters Asian date mussels have distinctive zig-zag markings on their tiny shells  They were first found in China and have caused problems all over the world  Dense mats of the mussels can suffocate scallops, oysters and seagrass  By Colin Fernandez, … Read more

NASA’s Juno spacecraft spots violent plumes on Jupiter’s moon Io 

Giant volcanic eruptions on Jupiter’s moon Io have been spotted by NASA‘s Juno probe. On Dec. 21, during winter solstice, four of Juno’s cameras captured images of the Jovian moon Io, the most volcanic body in our solar system, on the mission’s 17th flyby of the gas giant.  Stunned researchers say they hit the jackpot by … Read more

Ancient sphinx sculpture with head of a ram discovered at 3,000-year-old abandoned workshop in Egypt

Ancient sandstone sphinx with the head of a ram discovered at 3,000-year-old abandoned workshop in Egypt linked to King Tut’s grandfather Researchers discovered ancient abandoned workshop at Gebel el Silsila in Egypt There, they found a ram-headed sphinx, hieroglyphic fragments, ancient texts They say it dates to the 18th Dynasty during reign of pharaoh Amenhotep III  … Read more

Bill Nye warns ‘the planet’s on f***ing fire’ as he calls on viewers to address climate change

Bill Nye warns ‘the planet’s on f***ing fire’ as he calls on viewers to address the climate change ‘crisis,’ in profanity-laden tirade on HBO’s Last Week Tonight TV personality, Bill Nye, had some tough words about mitigating climate change  On ‘Last Week Tonight’ Nye proclaimed the ‘planet’s on f***ing fire’ Nye’s comments were designed for laughs, … Read more

NASA prepares for Armageddon with a tabletop planetary defence exercise

NASA is conducting planetary defence drills to see what would happen if an apocalyptic space rock was heading straight for Earth. Participants will discuss potential preparations for studying an asteroid or comet, as well as how to deflect it and lessen the damage caused by any impact.  The space agency has been scanning the skies … Read more