Articles by Ajit Jha

Puppies
Dogs And Wolves Do NOT Have A Common Ancestor, Claims New Study; Genetic Similarities Due To Interbreeding
Jan 16, 2014 15:58 PM E
A recent analysis of modern dog and wolf genomes reveals that they evolved from a common ancestor between 9,000 and 34,000 years ago — long before human transitioned to agricultural societies.
Spiderweb
How Electrically-Charged Spider Webs Could Help Us Solve World Pollution
Jan 16, 2014 10:02 AM E
A study by Oxford University Scientists found that spider webs are coated with electrically conductive glue that help spiders catch nearly everything from pollen and pollutants to flying insects in their web, giving hope that they might help us solve pollution problems in the future
Falcon
Put A Camera On A Falcon’s Head, And You’ll See How They Are Such Accurate Killers
Jan 15, 2014 17:12 PM E
Falconers around the globe put cameras on their falcons' heads, and scientists analyzed the footage to discover how they are able to be such accurate hunters.
Dolphin tail
Gray’s Paradox Solved: Dolphin Actually Have Super Strength; Don’t Need to Rely On Tricks Of Fluid Mechanics
Jan 15, 2014 16:45 PM E
A team of scientists claim to have solved Gray's paradox, concluding that dolphins can actually exert enough power to sustain their swimming speed — no trickery needed.
Scorpion stinger
How The Scorpion Got His Sting: Divergent Evolution Explains How Non-Toxic Protein Became A Deadly Venom
Jan 14, 2014 20:00 PM E
Divergent evolution explains how scorpions (and other invertebrates) developed the ability to create venom as a defense mechanism out of non-toxic proteins.
Alaska Ice
Surprisingly High Chlorine Levels In Arctic Air Are Both A Symptom And Cause Of Climate Change, According To New Study
Jan 14, 2014 09:52 AM E
Scientists have found unusually high levels of chlorine in the Arctic atmosphere off Barrow in Alaska, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience, and are saying that it is both a symptom and cause of climate change.
HR4796A
Super-Powerful Gemini Camera's First Image Shows A Planet and Its Star 63 Lights Years Away
Jan 11, 2014 14:56 PM E
The planet-hunting super camera, Gemini, has produced its first image, and it shows a 10-million-year-old planet and its star, which reside 63 light years away from earth.
SpaceShipTwo
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches Record Height, Paving Way For First Commercial Flight In Fall 2014.
Jan 11, 2014 13:46 PM E
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo recently reached new heights, pushing forward the company's goal of commercial space flight by the fall of 2014.
biofluorescent fish
Biofluorescent Fish Appear In Large Numbers, Just Not To The Human Eye
Jan 11, 2014 12:23 PM E
Scientists exploring various parts of the ocean have found a world of biofluorescent fish much larger than previously expected. Their biofluorescence went largely undetected because they often use it as camouflage.
A model's face
Making Your Face More Memorable: MIT Scientists Develop Technique To Make Facial Features Stick In The Mind
Jan 10, 2014 11:59 AM E
MIT researchers have discovered simple filters that can make an image of a face much more memorable, without distorting any identifying features.
Ark of the Covenant
Ark Of The Covenant Found? Newly Translated Hebrew Text Lists King Solomon’s Treasures And Their Possible Locations
Jan 10, 2014 11:23 AM E
A newly translated ancient Hebrew text offers clues to the the location of the Ark of the Covenant, and the other treasures of Solomon, King of Ancient Israel.
Gray wolf
Large Carnivores Everywhere Going The Way Of The Buffalo, And Our Ecosystems Will Suffer
Jan 09, 2014 14:14 PM E
Researchers identified seven large carnivore species — African lions, leopards, Eurasian lynx, cougars, gray wolves, sea otters, and dingoes — known to have suffered widespread ecological effects.
Dry riverbed
Droughts Could Economically Wreck Southern Europe By 2100: Study Predicts High Costs Of Global Warming
Jan 09, 2014 09:56 AM E
A new study predicts that by 2100, river beds all over Europe will dry up, leading to serious economic damages, with Southern Europe hit hardest.
Pebble Steel
Pebble Steel Is The First Smartwatch You Want To Wear: Improves Over First Generation Pebble In Design And Features
Jan 07, 2014 13:48 PM E
The second generation Pebble, known as the Steel, is the first smartwatch you'll actually want to wear, blending high design and great features. It was unveiled at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
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