Seismogram being recorded by a seismograph at the Weston Observatory in Massachusetts, USA. Credit: Wikipedia (—A pair or researchers, both with the University of California, Santa Cruz has found via field study that seismic waves passing through rock can be slowed down due to cracking by an earthquake. In their […]


This image shows a view of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft taken on Dec. 15, 2015 from a vantage point 57 miles away. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA With time running out to find the lost comet lander Philae, ground controllers attempted another communications pass on Sunday in […]


The ReliefBand booth at CES. JOSH VALCARCEL/WIRED AT CES LAST week, the health and wellness halls were overflowing with neuromodulators and laser-actuated balding remedies, Bluetooth breathalyzers and video-enabled ear infection probes, jet lag-busting headsets and Alzheimer’s-tracking apps. The poor publicists had quite a job to do. But you know what helps […]


In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, photo, lettuce seedlings rest in a container under a blue light inside a freight container converted into a vegetable garden in Boston. The Boston-based company is repurposing shipping containers as mobile farms. Freight Farms sells 320-square-foot containers equipped with high-tech hydroponic equipment that’s capable […]


An artist’s illustration of Kepler-16b, the first planet known to definitively orbit two stars. More planets orbiting two stars have been found since Kepler-16b’s discovery. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle Enlarge KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A new technique could allow scientists to photograph potentially life-supporting planets in nearby multistar systems, its developers say. The […]