We’ve all experienced “phantom traffic jams” that arise without any apparent cause. Researchers recently showed that we’d have fewer if we made one small change to how we drive: no more tailgating. Read Article:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171214092319.htm

Another reason not to tailgate: it doesn’t get you there ...


Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of engineers believes they have a way to create the structural framework for growing living tissue using an off-the-shelf 3-D printer. Read Article:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171212125104.htm

3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body ...



In intelligent persons, some brain regions interact more closely, while others de-couple themselves Date: November 22, 2017 Source: Goethe University Frankfurt Summary: Differences in intelligence have so far mostly been attributed to differences in specific brain regions. However, are smart people’s brains also wired differently to those of less intelligent […]

Smart people have better connected brains


Neuroscientists have shown how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain. The research details changes that take place in both sides of the brain used to control the amputated limb and the remaining, intact limb. The results show both areas can create new […]

Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their ...


“Blue Planet II” aired an episode on Sunday in the U.K. that featured incredible footage of one resourceful octopus. In a GIF that BBC Earth tweeted on Sunday, an octopus ― which had apparently built a suit of armor out of shells ― evades a hungry pyjama shark trying to eat it. Footage of the […]

See one reason why octopi are amazing creatures.



There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a master of stealth, it also sports a patterned fur coat that turns it nearly invisible in its natural habitat. Can you find the big cat sneaking […]

Can You Find the Perfectly-Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden On This ...


CLEVELAND, OHIO—In an underdog city, at an underdog NASA lab, researchers are thinking hard about an undeservedly neglected planet. Venus is Earth’s cousin, closest in composition and size, but for decades it has remained veiled. NASA hasn’t sent a mission there since 1989; more recent European and Japanese orbiters have […]

Armed with tough computer chips, scientists are ready to return ...


Great Fire of London – Wharf Fire – 1666 Setting the Stage In the aftermath of the Great Fire, a number of laws and ordinances were passed directly related to the fire that attempted to eliminate such devastation from future fires. One law, for example, required that each quarter of […]

The historical beginnings of the insurance industry in the modern ...



What is insurance? Insurance is a contract between an individual (the policyholder) and an insurance company. This contract provides that the insurance company will cover some portion of a policyholder’s loss as long as the policyholder meets certain conditions stipulated in the insurance contract. The policyholder pays a premium to obtain insurance coverage. […]

Information everyone should know and understand about insurance.