Hiding in plain sight: Scientists discover massive, Paris-sized crater under Greenland ice (VIDEO)

Scientists have discovered a massive 31-kilometer (19.3 miles) diameter crater made by a 10 billion-tonne meteorite which smashed into Greenland up to three million years ago – and it’s been hiding in plain sight all along. The giant, iron space rock blasted ancient Greenland at a speed of 12 miles per second, releasing 47 million […]

Spanish scientists: EnChroma glasses won’t fix your color blindness

Enlarge / EnChroma glasses have always had both skeptics and true believers. Who’s right? It’s complicated. (credit: EnChroma) The much-touted EnChroma glasses don’t help colorblind users see new colors; they merely let the colorblind see the same colors in a different way, according to a new study published in Optics Express by scientists at Spain’s University […]

Scientists find evidence of a black hole at our galaxy’s center

Researchers have long suspected that a supermassive black hole lies in the center of our galaxy, and now they have strong evidence to support that suspicion. Using the Very Large Telescope — an array of four individual telescopes stationed in the Atacama Desert in Chile — scientists have been observing Sagittarius A* (pronounced Sagittarius A-star), […]

Scientists say ‘sonic attacks’ on US embassies may have been caused by Cold-War era microwave weapons

Scientists say microwave signals may have caused brain injuries to 33 US officials and their family members at embassies in Cuba and China. The saga began in 2016 when 24 US diplomats and their family members fell ill after being exposed to what US officials claim was some form of “sonic attack.” Since then, more […]

Scientists look to music of volcanos to better monitor eruptions

Enlarge / The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador is “the largest pipe organ you’ve ever come across.” (credit: Silvia Vallejo Vargas/Insituto Geofisico, Escuela Politecnica Nacional (Quito, Ecuador).) Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which has been spewing lava since May, gave a few key clues to scientists that an eruption might be imminent. Now, it looks like sound might […]

Minigame integrated into EVE Online helps scientists understand cells

Enlarge / Yes, those are real human cells inside a fictional galaxy. Citizen science, which asks the public to help out science projects, has produced some spectacular successes. But finding a way to grab and maintain hold of the public’s attention can be a challenge. That has led to a number of projects that turn […]