Scientists use ultrasound to levitate small objects and make water droplets float, move, and merge. Video of the toothpick at http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2013/07/10/1301860110.DCSupplemental/sm11.mov
A bizarre, pouched super-predator that terrorized South America millions of years ago had huge sabre-like teeth but its bite was weaker than a domestic cat, new research shows. To kill, Thylacosmilus atrox must have secured and immobilized large prey using its extremely powerful forearms, before putting its sabre-teeth to use.
When Einstein the elderly goldfish developed swim bladder disease, the future looked bleak. The ailment, which is common in aquarium fish and controls their buoyancy, caused him to turn upside down and sink to the bottom of the tank. But now things are looking up, after his owner Leighton Naylor, 32, from Blackpool, made him his very own life jacket. << FISHIES WITH LIFE JACKETS
Tamu Massif is featured as one of the five most interesting scientific discoveries coming out of Texas in 2013 by Texas Monthly. See the article here: http://www.texasmonthly.com/daily-post/5-most-interesting-scientific-discoveries-coming-out-texas-2013?utm_source=tamutimes&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2013-12-17
At the very least, the new experiment reported in Science is going to make people think differently about what it means to be a “rat.” Eventually, though, it may tell us interesting things about what it means to be a human being. In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.