Stay calm under pressure with lessons learned in the world’s most stressful careers

Even if you don’t fly a Coast Guard rescue helicopter, you can still benefit from the advice that pilots—and others—have for managing stress. (Zach Lezniewicz / Unsplash /) Living through a pandemic is stressful. Decisions that used to feel mundane—to get that haircut or not—become much more loaded when your health might hang in the […]

10 things we learned about our human ancestors in 2020

Early humans left behind clues — footprints, chiseled rocks, genetic material and more — that can reveal our species survived and spread across Earth. These ancient people weren’t so different from us; they traveled far and wide, hooked up with one another and even mined for natural resources (in this case, the reddish mineral ochre). […]

Here’s what we learned about aliens in 2020

In a year when mysterious monoliths literally appeared out of nowhere, you’d think the first real detection of alien life would be a stone’s-throw away. Well, 2020 didn’t bring any little green men, but it did bring astronomers closer to finding extraterrestrial life than ever before. From organic molecules turning up around the solar system […]

I rode an electric motorcycle for the first time. Here’s what I learned.

The Zero FX is a dual-sport motorcycle that’s well-suited for a city. (Roselle Chen /) The Zero FX electric motorcycle is an exciting machine with a top speed of 85 miles per hour and enough acceleration to frighten yourself if you twist aggressively enough on the throttle. But as a relative beginner to the motorcycle […]

To survive asteroid impact, algae learned to hunt

K/Pg, or Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event, refers to the aftermath of the asteroid hitting Earth 66 million years ago. Credit: Odysseus Archontikis/University of Oxford Tiny, seemingly harmless ocean plants survived the darkness of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs by learning a ghoulish behavior—eating other living creatures. Vast amounts of debris, soot, and aerosols shot […]

To survive asteroid impact, algae learned to hunt

IMAGE: K/Pg, or Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event, refers to the aftermath of the asteroid hitting Earth 66 million years ago. view more  Credit: Odysseus Archontikis/University of Oxford Tiny, seemingly harmless ocean plants survived the darkness of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs by learning a ghoulish behavior — eating other living creatures. Vast amounts of debris, […]

To survive asteroid impact, algae learned to hunt — ScienceDaily

Tiny, seemingly harmless ocean plants survived the darkness of the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs by learning a ghoulish behavior — eating other living creatures. Vast amounts of debris, soot, and aerosols shot into the atmosphere when an asteroid slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, plunging the planet into darkness, cooling the climate, […]