Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast

Enlarge / Studying the collective feeding behavior of black soldier fly larvae. (credit: Hu lab/Georgia Tech) How do the larvae of black soldier flies eat so much, so fast, despite their tiny size? Scientists at Georgia Tech have been studying this “collective feeding” behavior and found that one strategy for maximizing the larvae’s feeding rate […]

Congress just got a bumper-crop of scientists. Meet the 10 new science whizzes on Capitol Hill.

David Zalubowski/AP 10 newly elected scientists are representing Americans in the 116th Congress. Eight of the new-comers are Democrats and two are Republicans. Here’s what these engineers, doctors, and other scientists want to do in 2019.  The 116th Congress was sworn in on Thursday, with 10 new scientists in the ranks.  Many of the incoming […]

Win or die: The secret to surviving in Game of Thrones? Forget about loyalty, scientists say

If you ever find yourself trapped in a real-life Game of Thrones-style nightmare, don’t be afraid to cast your morals aside in pursuit of survival. New research shows loyalty led characters in the popular show to an early death. The research, published in the Injury Epidemiology journal, showed that Game of Thrones characters were more […]

Climate scientists are roasting Trump over his response to his own administration’s climate-change report

Associated Press/Susan Walsh Climate scientists are responding to President Donald Trump’s comments on the fourth National Climate Assessment — a publicly reviewed, congressionally mandated climate assessment put together by 13 government agencies and a team of 300 experts. On Monday, Trump was asked by reporters about the assessment — specifically the economic impact — to which […]

Scientists have new plan to fight global warming: dimming the sun

Scientists have come up with a new and ingenious way of fighting global warming: use chemicals to blot out the sun. Whether we’ll then have to fight (and do everything else) in the shade, the research doesn’t quite spell out. Since the world can’t seen to agree on reducing CO2 emissions, why not tackle the […]

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 […]