Science can just be so cool sometimes. The Wall Street Journal brings us word that researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research have successfully thawed out a tiny animal called a water bear after it had been frozen 30 years ago. Impressively, the animal gradually recovered after its long freeze and was completely revived in a matter of days.
Remember how cool we all thought the original T-1000 was when it would heal itself after getting shot thanks to its liquid metal alloy? Well, some scientists have created something that’s almost as cool: “Bioconcrete” that can heal itself with the help of some very special bacteria. More →
Life is filled with little mysteries, one of which is why we’re more likely to yawn when others around us . However, new research from the University of Vienna suggests that group yawning is actually a survival mechanism that has the side effect of cooling off our brains, which in turn makes us more alert and less likely to doze off. More →