Thursday, September 23, 2021

Max G. Levy

The Lost Tale of an 18th-Century Tsunami, as Told by Trees

Local evidence of the cataclysm has literally washed away over the years. But Oregon’s Douglas firs may have recorded clues deep in their tree rings.One night in late January 1700, two tectonic plates running along the Pacific Northwest coast released the...

Dolphins Eavesdrop on Each Other to Avoid Awkward Run-Ins

The new finding underscores the complexity of marine mammals’ social life and cognition. It may also help save the snoopy cetaceans.You’d think it would be easier to spy on a Risso’s dolphin. The species frequents nearly every coast in...

You’re Not Alone: Monkeys Choke Under Pressure Too

Now you can blame the primate brain. And neuroscientists are eager for a deeper look.Sitting alone in a dim room in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Earl flung his arm to the left. He slowed his movement down, examining the position of...

This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

The paste sticks onto wet tissue firmly by repelling blood. Surgeons hope it can save time—and lives.Excessive bleeding is, in some sense, an engineering problem.“For us, everything is a machine, even a human body,” says Hyunwoo Yuk, a research...

The Squishy, Far-Out New Experiments Headed to the ISS

Muscle cells, 3D-printed lunar regolith, and le Blob will soon orbit 250 miles above Earth.On Tuesday, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft will haul slime mold, human muscle cells, 3D printer parts for simulated moon rocks, and a mishmash of...

What Rat Empathy May Reveal About Human Compassion

Rats may feel concern when cage mates are trapped. But, like people, they don’t always care enough to help.Agony is contagious. If you drop a thick textbook on your toes, circuits in your brain’s pain center come alive. If...

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