Scientists Just Discovered a Major “Hole” in the Standard Model of Particle Physics 0 (0)

From Seeker. The long-awaited results from Fermilab’s g-2 experiment are finally here…and they confirm that the Standard Model—you know, the one that aims to explain the forces that shape our universe—may need some major reworking. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The muon is one…

How Swimming Across The Pacific Resulted in High Resolution Data on Ocean Plastic | The Swim 0 (0)

From Seeker. In 2018, Ben Lecomte attempted a historic first – swimming across the Pacific Ocean. The expedition resulted in the collection of invaluable scientific data that could help find a solution for the plastic pollution problem in our oceans. Streaming now on @discovery plus . Terms apply. http://bit.ly/dplus-yt » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker »…

This 300-Mile River Was Destroyed By Dams, But This Tribe Is Fighting Back | Guardians of the River 0 (0)

From Seeker. The Yurok tribe live along the Klamath river and for decades they’ve been fighting to keep their livelihood. With extraordinary resilience and community effort, they’ve not only provided their own food source but won a long-deserved battle. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com » Catch up on Seeker…

The Hidden Environmental Costs of Electric Cars 0 (0)

From Seeker. As green technologies become more common, scientists are trying to ‘green’ the lithium-ion batteries that power them. One question being: can we innovate ways to reuse and recycle these complicated batteries? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com There are a lot of reasons…

The Survival of the Antarctic Could Depend on These Penguins | Disappearing Penguins 0 (0)

From Seeker. After 50 years, scientists return to Elephant Island off the coast of the Antarctic peninsula to do the seemingly impossible; count thousands of penguins. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com » Catch up on Seeker Indie! https://bit.ly/3cpNPcf 245 kilometers off the frigid coast of Antarctica is an island…

Scientists Find Everything In Our World Could Be Ruled By a Secret Pattern? | A Natural Code 0 (0)

From Seeker. Scientists are using Alan Turing’s theory about patterns to grasp a better understanding of nature’s hidden design; from tracking migrating birds, to conserving whale sharks across the world. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com » Catch up on Seeker Indie! https://bit.ly/3cpNPcf This is a short wildlife documentary about…

Would You Sign Up For a COVID-19 Human Challenge Trial? 0 (0)

From Seeker. Researchers are deliberately infecting healthy human volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19. But why… and what is their justification? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Human challenge trials are nothing new—researchers have been conducting them to help us understand diseases like malaria…

How Scientists Are Using Fuzziness To Solve the Mystery of Quantum Gravity 0 (0)

From Seeker. Gravitons could bridge the divide between general relativity and quantum mechanics. But efforts to find these hypothetical particles have proved tricky — until now. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The renowned physicist Freeman Dyson suggested that a hypothetical detector sensitive enough to…

This New AI Forensic Tool is Fighting Illegal Logging 0 (0)

From Seeker. At about $150 billion per year, the illegal logging trade is the most profitable environmental crime in the world. A majority of which is often controlled by international organized criminal networks. To slow down this illegal enterprise, an interdisciplinary team at the Forest Products Laboratory have developed a machine learning system that can…

What’s Different About the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine? 0 (0)

From Seeker. It’s official: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been granted emergency use authorization by the US FDA, joining the ranks of Moderna and Pfizer. Here’s why this decision could be a game-changer for vaccine distribution. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com While not…

Solving the Mystery of the Ghost Orchid | Seeker Indie 0 (0)

From Seeker. Since Charles Darwin, biologists have been transfixed by the evolutionary link between pollinating insects and orchids. Now a group of intrepid conservation photographers ventured into Florida’s Corkscrew Swamp to try and photograph the interaction between pollinator and orchid. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com What does it take…

Inside the Illegal Songbird Trade in Indonesia 0 (0)

From Seeker. There are few birds more colorful or with a more beautiful song than the Javan green magpie. Unfortunately, this beauty has led the birds to be captured and sold illegally into the songbird trade in Indonesia for singing competitions or as pets. Conservationists from the Chester Zoo went undercover to document the scope…

This Massive Super Earth Is Almost As Old As the Universe 0 (0)

From Seeker. In the ever-growing hunt for exoplanets, astronomers have recently discovered that one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way actually hosts a hot, rocky ‘Super-Earth’… when it shouldn’t. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Credit: W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko Following the…

How Old Cell Phones Are Protecting the Rainforest 0 (0)

From Seeker. Planted high in jungle treetops, used cell phones powered by small solar panels record and upload the surrounding sounds of the landscape. In real-time, the audio is analyzed by AI software that can recognize chainsaws, logging trucks, and other signs of illegal logging nearby and notify locals of the problem. This project by…

How the Seven Minutes of Terror Could Make or Break NASA’s Perseverance Rover 0 (0)

From Seeker. NASA’s Perseverance rover is entering the most intense phase of its mission: landing on the red planet. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Countdown to Launch: http://bit.ly/CTLplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter and China’s Tianwen-1 mission have already arrived at Mars’ orbit. And it’s…

NASA Is Getting New Spacesuits, Here’s What Makes Them So Special 0 (0)

From Seeker. NASA is aiming to return to the Moon by 2024, and this time with new and improved spacesuits. The agency’s new eXploration extravehicular mobility units (xEMUs) allow astronauts to move about more naturally and have longer EVA’s. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com

What’s Actually in the Pfizer and Moderna Coronavirus Vaccines? 0 (0)

From Seeker. Curious what’s inside the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines? Let’s go down the ingredient list one by one and find out why they’re all in there. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The key, active ingredient in both Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccine is messenger…

What The Color Of A Star Reveals About Its Composition 0 (0)

From Seeker. People have noticed this range of colors in the stars throughout history and it’s actually a pretty good indicator of a star’s temperature, chemical composition and life stage. In this episode, we explore why stars sometimes change color and how to spot an incredible binary system with differently colored stars right from your…

Here’s Why Zodiac Constellations Are Still Used in Astronomy 0 (0)

From Seeker. To understand astronomy, astrology might actually not be a bad place to start… Although scientists certainly haven’t proven that being an Aries makes you more impatient or a Libra means you’re wise, the constellations in the zodiac have unlocked hidden secrets of the stars for centuries. In this episode, we’ll explore the ecliptic…