Articles by Chelsea Whyte

Goldfish
Antidepressants in water activate autism-like genes in fish
Jun 07, 2012 19:52 PM E
Traces of psychoactive drugs appear to bring on genetic changes associated with the developmental disease.
Arctic sunset
Surprising find: Phytoplankton mega-bloom happening under the Arctic ice
Jun 07, 2012 17:24 PM E
While taking routine ice samples during an oceanographic expedition sponsored by NASA , scientists stumbled upon the largest plankton bloom ever recorded.
DASH bot
Micro-robot flip maneuver inspired by fleeing cockroaches
Jun 07, 2012 15:06 PM E
Ever notice how roaches seem to disappear when chased? Scientists have figured out how they do it, and created a robot to mimic the move.
Volcano
Scientists warn geoengineering could disrupt rainfall patterns
Jun 06, 2012 21:34 PM E
Artificially-engineered climates may seem like an easier fix to climate change than reducing emissions, but geoengineering could have negative impacts on Earth's ecosystem.
How minuscule mosquitoes survive blows with huge raindrops
Jun 06, 2012 21:02 PM E
In collisions that are equivalent to a bus smashing into a human, mosquitoes survive raindrops with a clever maneuver that stops them getting squished.
Donuts
Japanese ‘diet glasses’ keep weak-willed wearers from eating too much
Jun 06, 2012 17:33 PM E
These virtual reality glasses make snacks look larger, leading wearers to eat less.
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning
Video chat with strangers and friends with Parker and Fanning’s new Airtime
Jun 06, 2012 15:54 PM E
Strict safety policies could keep the new video chatting platform out of Chatroulette territory, but is there enough demand for it to stick?
Indonesian White Rhinos
Year Of The Rhino Aims To Save The Last Of The Species
Jun 06, 2012 14:47 PM E
Rising demand for rhino horn and illegal poaching are killing off one a 50-million-year-old species, and an international coalition has set its sights on saving the enormous animals.
NASA's SDO Satellite Captures Venus Approaching Transit
Transit of Venus Wows Astronomers [SLIDESHOW]
Jun 05, 2012 22:57 PM E
A spectacle that drew millions across the globe has produced phenomenal pictures from NASA scientists, backyard astronomers, and amateur photographers.
schrodinger
Invisibility cloak called 'Schrödinger's Hat' helps measure quantum world
Jun 05, 2012 20:48 PM E
A theoretical devise could cloak quantum matter from visibility and lead to breakthroughs in nanotechnology.
Flower
Harnessing plants’ sun-sensing protein could increase crop yields for food and biofuels
Jun 05, 2012 18:46 PM E
It's long been known that circadian rhythms help plants and animals distinguish seasons, but now scientists have pinpointed the final piece of the puzzle of how plants know when to flower.
primate teeth
New primate fossil suggests Asian, not African, origins for human ancestors
Jun 05, 2012 16:42 PM E
The 37-million-year-old fossil upturns previously held beliefs that our early ancestors originated in Africa.
mars one
Dutch startup plans to colonize Mars by 2023
Jun 05, 2012 15:23 PM E
The company will seek astronauts in 2013 who will make a one-way trip to Mars, and may become the stars of the first interplanetary reality TV show.
Black Hole
Supermassive black hole spit out of home galaxy
Jun 05, 2012 00:12 AM E
After a nasty collision, one giant black hole is wandering the vast reaches of space traveling at millions of miles per hour. And researchers suggest it may not be alone.
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