Tinnitus Seems to Be Somehow Linked to a Crucial Bodily Function, Studies Hint

Around 15 percent of the world’s population suffers from tinnitus, a condition which causes someone to hear a sound (such as ringing or buzzing) without any external source. It is often associated with hearing loss. Not only can the condition be annoying for sufferers, it can also have a serious effect on mental health, often … Read more

Explosion on a White Dwarf Star Observed for the Very First Time

Artist impression of an exploding white dwarf. Credit: University of Tübingen When stars like our Sun run out of fuel, they contract to form white dwarfs. Such dead stars can sometimes flare back to life in a super-hot explosion and produce a fireball of X-ray radiation. A research team from several German institutes including Tübingen … Read more

Think You Might Have ADHD? These Strategies Can Help Even Without Diagnosis

Imagine that it’s 4:59 pm, only one minute before your deadline. You swore you’d never put yourself in this position again, and yet you have. This isn’t your best work, and you’ll be lucky just to turn anything in. What would you do differently if you could turn back the clock? Living with ADHD can … Read more

There’s a Total Lunar Eclipse This Weekend! Here’s Your Complete Guide

The first eclipse season of 2022 reaches its climax this coming weekend, with a fine total lunar eclipse transpiring on Sunday night into Monday morning. All of South America and most of North America will see the eclipse in its entirety, while Alaska and western Canada will see totality underway at moonrise, and western Europe … Read more

Living Corals Mapped for the First Time Before and After Marine Heat Wave: Winners and Losers Discovered

Low levels of coral bleaching in Hawaii, 2015. Credit: Greg Asner, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science Research findings could help manage and build a resilient network of coral reefs. As the world’s ocean temperatures rise, so will the number of cases of coral bleaching. When corals bleach, they become more vulnerable to other … Read more

65,000 Years of Food Scraps Show How One Culture Thrived During Environmental Changes

For 65,000 years, Bininj – the local Kundjeihmi word for Aboriginal people – have returned to Madjedbebe rock shelter on Mirarr Country in the Kakadu region (in the Northern Territory). Over this immense span of time, the environment around the rock shelter has changed dramatically. Our paper, published last week in Quaternary Science Reviewsuses ancient … Read more

Science for kids, by kids: SMS team qualifies for nationals for 1st time | Top Stories

The stars finally aligned for the Scarsdale Middle School Science Olympiad team – though it was likely that astronomy had more to do with it than astrology – as, for the first time in 21 years, the team qualified for nationals after taking second in New York State . “We had a really good day … Read more

It’s time to swap out your incandescent light bulbs

Keeping the world lit with artificial lighting comes with significant environmental impacts. About 15 percent of global electricity consumption and five percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide can be attributed to lighting alone. The use of artificial light at night also contributes to light pollution in the environment, which can disrupt the behavior of … Read more