A Secret Polar Bear Population Has Been Found in an ‘Impossible’ Location

A secret population of polar bears in Greenland has been discovered in a seemingly impossible habitat – one that, for most of the year, lacks the floating platforms of sea ice the beasts use to hunt. The unusual group, which scientists previously thought was part of another nearby population, has been hiding in plain sight … Read more

Plants Appear to Be Breaking Biochemistry Rules by Making ‘Secret Decisions’

Researchers have just discovered a previously unknown process that makes sense of the ‘secret decisions’ plants make when releasing carbon back into the atmosphere. “We found that plants control their respiration in a way we did not expect, they control how much of the carbon from photosynthesis they keep to build biomass by using a … Read more

Want To Reduce Stroke Risk? Researchers Discover Simple Secret

Researchers found that doing lighter-intensity daily activities such as household chores can significantly reduce the risk of stroke. Vacuuming, mopping, walking a pet or playing catch may be enough activity to avoid a stroke, according to a San Diego State University (SDSU) research study. Strokes can be extremely serious. According to the CDC 1 in … Read more

Did an AI Really Invent Its Own ‘Secret Language’? Here’s What We Know

A new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) models can produce “creative” images on-demand based on a text prompt. The likes of Imagen, MidJourney, and DALL-E 2 are beginning to change the way creative content is made with implications for copyright and intellectual property. While the output of these models is often striking, it’s hard to … Read more

There’s a Secret to Being ‘Decisive’ That Has Nothing to Do With Accuracy

Decisiveness is about making calls quickly and efficiently – even if those choices aren’t always the correct ones. A new study looked at the relationship between confidence and decisiveness, finding that decisive people tend to be more confident about the decisions they’ve made. On the other end of the spectrum is indecision, a distinct inability … Read more

The secret psychic experimentation that inspired Stranger Things

The new season of Stranger Things begins with a flashback sequence set deep in a secret laboratory in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Children with shaved heads move objects with their minds, project their consciousness to far-off places and eventually, once Eleven gets involved, use their powers for far more sinister reasons. It sounds … Read more

MIT Scientists Unveil a Secret of Stronger Metals

By David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 22, 2022 Researchers at MIT have discovered exactly how the tiny crystalline grains that make up metal form when subjected to an extreme deformation process. This can lead to ways of producing lighter, harder, and stronger versions of metals such as steel, aluminum, titanium, and alloys. … Read more

Scientists unveil a secret of stronger metals

Credit: MIT researchers. Forming metal into the shapes needed for various purposes can be done in many ways, including casting, machining, rolling, and forging. These processes affect the sizes and shapes of the tiny crystalline grains that make up the bulk metal, whether it be steel, aluminum or other widely used metals and alloys. Now … Read more

Newly Discovered Lake May Hold Secret to Antarctic Ice Sheet’s Rise and Fall

Lake Snow Eagle lies in a canyon in East Antarctica covered by a miles-thick ice sheet. The lake was discovered by a research team led by The University of Texas at Austin using ice penetrating radar and other airborne geophysical instruments. Credit: University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Scientists investigating the underside of the world’s … Read more

Newly discovered lake may hold secret to Antarctic ice sheet’s rise and fall — ScienceDaily

Scientists investigating the underside of the world’s largest ice sheet in East Antarctica have discovered a city-size lake whose sediments might contain a history of the ice sheet since its earliest beginnings. That would answer questions about what Antarctica was like before it froze, how climate change has affected it over its history, and how … Read more