Articles by Ben Wolford

Ion Accelerator
New Element, Created In A Lab, To Be 117th In The Periodic Table
May 02, 2014 14:59 PM E
There's a new element in the world. Created in a lab in Germany, element 117 lasted only a fraction of a second, but scientists say it will likely be the latest addition to the Periodic Table.
Killer Whale
Ocean Noise Pollution Could Be Affecting Whales And Dolphins More Than We Thought
May 02, 2014 12:16 PM E
Commercial sonar systems used on most boats and by fishermen weren't thought to be audible to whales and dolphins. A new study suggests that's not true.
Baltimore Landslide
Baltimore Sinkhole Was Actually A Landslide: How Did It Happen? [VIDEO]
May 01, 2014 14:44 PM E
A landslide in Baltimore wiped out half a city street and sent cars, sidewalks, and tons of earth onto the railroad tracks below. Initial reports suggest it was caused by heavy rain.
Dead Blue Whale
Newfoundland Residents Fear Whale Explosion After Dead Blue Whale Washes Ashore [VIDEO]
Apr 30, 2014 14:48 PM E
A blue whale washed ashore in Newfoundland, Canada, could explode at any minute as its insides decompose. Residents are warned to stay away.
Otter
33-Hour Sea Otter Live Stream Delivers Your Daily Adorable Otter Fix
Apr 30, 2014 13:54 PM E
All otters, all the time. An aquarium in Hiroshima, Japan, is going to live stream its sea otter exhibit for 33 hours starting Wednesday night.
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse: Watch The Moon Blot Out The Sun Over Australia Last Night [VIDEO]
Apr 29, 2014 15:13 PM E
A solar eclipse was visible last night in Antarctica. If you happened to miss it, don't worry. It's all on video.
SpaceX
SpaceX Launches Lawsuit Against Air Force Over Rocket Contracts
Apr 27, 2014 14:39 PM E
SpaceX is suing the Pentagon in an attempt to gain a defense contract to launch military satellites into space, alleging that the Air Force did not competitively bid its contracts with Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
Coral Reef
Coral Reefs Could Survive Longer In Warming Planet Than Previously Thought
Apr 26, 2014 18:29 PM E
Some coral may be more resistant to climate change than we thought. A new study shows that individual adaptation and evolutionary adaptation will keep one species alive in the face of global warming.
Supernova
Supernova Mystery Solved: Explosion Seemed Brighter Through Galactic Lens
Apr 26, 2014 17:23 PM E
In 2010, a star exploded, and its supernova was 30 times brighter than others like it. When scientists investigated why, they found a new galaxy and a new way to measure the universe.
Space Selfie
Best Selfie Ever? Space Station Astronaut Tweets Space Walk Portrait
Apr 25, 2014 15:52 PM E
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio took a picture of himself during a recent space walk outside the International Space Station, confirming that some selfies are actually worth sharing.
Rainforest
Strange New 'Chameleon' Vine Mysteriously Camouflages Leaves To Match Those Around It
Apr 25, 2014 13:56 PM E
It's a botanical mystery. A newly discovered species of jungle vine can change the shape, color, and texture of its leaves to match those around it — and no one knows how.
Olive Oil
Fake Olive Oil Scourge Could Be History After Scientists Invent Magnetized Nano-Tag
Apr 25, 2014 11:40 AM E
Chemists in Zurich are tackling the global problem of olive oil counterfeiting by inventing a tiny additive "tag" made of magnetized DNA particles that can be scanned by regulators to ensure a pure product. But will oil makers sacrifice purity to ensure purity?
Chelyabinsk Meteor
Asteroid Impact More Common Than Most Think, But Is Anyone Doing Anything About It? [VIDEO]
Apr 24, 2014 17:57 PM E
A group of retired astronauts is trying to save the world by locating asteroids headed toward Earth. Recently, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization revealed that a nuclear-bomb-sized meteor explodes in the atmosphere once every six months.
Sailfish
Sailfish Whips Sword-Like Bill At Scientist During Research Dive [VIDEO]
Apr 24, 2014 16:15 PM E
A researcher had a close encounter with a speeding sailfish while filming for a new paper released this week. Alexander Wilson told iScienceTimes about the experience.
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