Best of 2016 // #85: What Did Dinos Sound Like?

Sorry to burst the hollywood bubble:  Dinosaurs did not roar.  They simply we're made for it, anatomically speaking.  However, these great giants also didn't...

Best of 2016 // #86: Turning Earth To Soil

Life on Earth 440 million years ago was very different: a grey-hued landscape of rocks and sand and dust, pretty inhospitable to life as...

Best of 2016 // #87: Jewel from the Heavens

In early 2011 a mysterious find got seasoned meteorite hunter Birger Schmitz very excited.  The 3-inch object was not only a mysterious space rock,...

Best of 2016 // #88: Supernova Shockwave

For the first time, astronomers were able to capture the 'shock breakout' of an exploding star, and it's a extremely brief glimpse into what...

Best of 2016 // #89: Ankle Biters Solved

A huge study into the roots of canine aggression and fear responses has indemnified genetic markers that predispose certain dogs towards such behaviours.  The...

Best of 2016 // #90: Digging Deep For New Bacteria

Microbiologists often look for life in extreme places on our planet - from under the ice sheets to inside hydrothermal geysers.  Scientists in the...

Best of 2016 // #91: Seeing a Single Photon

While you read this article, millions of photons are flooding into your eye.  In the 1940's, expiriments showed that humans who fully adjusted to...

Best of 2016 // #92: Where Helium Comes From

In 1903, prospectors discovered the first underground Helium reserve.  They deemed it useless however, as it wasn't flammable, and could never be sold as...

Best of 2016 // #99: Portrait of the other Woman

Using a particle accelerator, Australian researchers discovered a second, very different face hidden underneath a famous work of art. /READ MORE // Is this a Photo,...

Best of 2016 // #100: Breakthrough Starshot

2016 may well be remembered as a breakthrough year for stargazers.  On April 12, Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner unveiled Breakthrough Starshot, a mission to send...

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