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'Ben Guarino The Washington Post' - 120 News Result(s)

  • Scientists Identify 4 Personality Types. Here's What They Found

    Scientists Identify 4 Personality Types. Here's What They Found

    Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they'll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs.

  • Archaeologists Just Found The Oldest Drawing - A 70,000-Year-Old Hashtag

    Archaeologists Just Found The Oldest Drawing - A 70,000-Year-Old Hashtag

    Archaeologists who excavated a seaside cave in South Africa have discovered what they say is the world's oldest drawing. It is an abstract pattern, a crosshatch of red lines, like a hashtag, on a rock flake.

  • Parker Solar Probe Launched in NASA's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun and Study Its Dangers

    Parker Solar Probe Launched in NASA's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun and Study Its Dangers

    The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, interfere with GPS, and fry the electric grid.

  • This NASA Spacecraft Will Probe One Of Earth's Scariest Threats - The Sun

    This NASA Spacecraft Will Probe One Of Earth's Scariest Threats - The Sun

    The source of all light and life on Earth is also the source of one of its biggest natural threats: space weather. The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, interfere with GPS and fry the electric grid. A "worst c...

  • Hope Diamond, Mined In India, Was Born At Hellish Depths Of Earth: Study

    Hope Diamond, Mined In India, Was Born At Hellish Depths Of Earth: Study

    Before the massive Hope Diamond came to rest in a Smithsonian exhibit, before the gem passed among wealthy owners and thieves and French royals, before it acquired its cursed reputation, before it was mined in India, the diamond was born at hellish depths beneath Earth's crust.

  • Jupiter Has 12 More Moons Than Previously Thought, Astronomers Discover

    Jupiter Has 12 More Moons Than Previously Thought, Astronomers Discover

    On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons - bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons.

  • Astronomers Discover 12 More Moons Of Jupiter, Including An Oddity

    Astronomers Discover 12 More Moons Of Jupiter, Including An Oddity

    Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. And astronomers have just announced the discovery of a dozen more. On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons -- bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons, said Scott Sheppard, a scientist at the Carnegie I...

  • "Beautiful" Embryos Created From Near-Extinct Rhinoceros Sperm

    "Beautiful" Embryos Created From Near-Extinct Rhinoceros Sperm

    A 28-year-old rhinoceros named Najin and her daughter, Fatu, are the only northern white rhinos on the planet. They live at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya under constant armed guard.

  • How Long Can We Live? New Study Questions A Limit To Human Life Span

    How Long Can We Live? New Study Questions A Limit To Human Life Span

    Jeanne Louise Calment lived for 122 years and 164 days, the oldest verified age of any person, ever. Her interviews revealed a portrait of the centenarian in high spirits: "I've only ever had one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it," she told reporters when she turned 110.

  • This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning

    This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning

    A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named Junzi imperialis. Gibbons are the smallest apes, chatty and as lanky-limbed as Kermit the Frog. They're also more closely related to humans than they are to any monkey.

  • Spiders Can Float In The Air. Scientists Just Found Out How They Lift Off

    Spiders Can Float In The Air. Scientists Just Found Out How They Lift Off

    A rain of spiders drowned the Australian town of Goulburn in silk in 2015. A Goulburn resident who bravely looked up saw a several-hundred-yard tunnel of spiderlings in the air, he said. The spiders parachuted in on long strands of webbing, a behavior that biologists call "ballooning."

  • No Evidence That Having Sex With Robots Is Healthy: Report

    No Evidence That Having Sex With Robots Is Healthy: Report

    Sex sells, and robots are no exception. One of the most expensive consumer robots under development, a machine named Harmony, is a $15,000 union of silicone curves and silicon chips. Sex doll maker Realbotix bills Harmony as "the perfect companion." But healthy companionship is too bold a claim to make about sex robots, warn a pair of doctors in a ...

  • Pluto Has Windswept Dunes Even Though It Shouldn't Have Enough Wind To Sweep

    Pluto Has Windswept Dunes Even Though It Shouldn't Have Enough Wind To Sweep

    By Earth's standards, you could hardly imagine a stranger world than frigid, tiny Pluto. It resides in the far corner of the solar system at an average of about 4 billion miles from the sun. NASA's New Horizons probe, which flew within 7,800 miles of the dwarf planet in July 2015, gave us the best look at Pluto yet. There, temperatures plunge to mi...

  • People Who Sleep In On Weekends Avoid Dying Young, Study Suggests

    People Who Sleep In On Weekends Avoid Dying Young, Study Suggests

    Sleeping in on a day off feels marvelous, especially for those of us who don't get nearly enough rest during the workweek. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It's a question that psychologist Torbjorn Akerstedt, director of the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University, and his colleagues tried to answer in a study published Wednesda...

  • Giant Predatory Worms Invaded France Long Ago, But Scientists Just Noticed Them

    Giant Predatory Worms Invaded France Long Ago, But Scientists Just Noticed Them

    When Jean-Lou Justine received the first photograph of a giant worm with a head like a shovel, the biologist was astounded.

'Ben Guarino The Washington Post' - 120 News Result(s)

  • Scientists Identify 4 Personality Types. Here's What They Found

    Scientists Identify 4 Personality Types. Here's What They Found

    Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they'll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs.

  • Archaeologists Just Found The Oldest Drawing - A 70,000-Year-Old Hashtag

    Archaeologists Just Found The Oldest Drawing - A 70,000-Year-Old Hashtag

    Archaeologists who excavated a seaside cave in South Africa have discovered what they say is the world's oldest drawing. It is an abstract pattern, a crosshatch of red lines, like a hashtag, on a rock flake.

  • Parker Solar Probe Launched in NASA's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun and Study Its Dangers

    Parker Solar Probe Launched in NASA's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun and Study Its Dangers

    The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, interfere with GPS, and fry the electric grid.

  • This NASA Spacecraft Will Probe One Of Earth's Scariest Threats - The Sun

    This NASA Spacecraft Will Probe One Of Earth's Scariest Threats - The Sun

    The source of all light and life on Earth is also the source of one of its biggest natural threats: space weather. The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, interfere with GPS and fry the electric grid. A "worst c...

  • Hope Diamond, Mined In India, Was Born At Hellish Depths Of Earth: Study

    Hope Diamond, Mined In India, Was Born At Hellish Depths Of Earth: Study

    Before the massive Hope Diamond came to rest in a Smithsonian exhibit, before the gem passed among wealthy owners and thieves and French royals, before it acquired its cursed reputation, before it was mined in India, the diamond was born at hellish depths beneath Earth's crust.

  • Jupiter Has 12 More Moons Than Previously Thought, Astronomers Discover

    Jupiter Has 12 More Moons Than Previously Thought, Astronomers Discover

    On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons - bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons.

  • Astronomers Discover 12 More Moons Of Jupiter, Including An Oddity

    Astronomers Discover 12 More Moons Of Jupiter, Including An Oddity

    Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. And astronomers have just announced the discovery of a dozen more. On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons -- bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons, said Scott Sheppard, a scientist at the Carnegie I...

  • "Beautiful" Embryos Created From Near-Extinct Rhinoceros Sperm

    "Beautiful" Embryos Created From Near-Extinct Rhinoceros Sperm

    A 28-year-old rhinoceros named Najin and her daughter, Fatu, are the only northern white rhinos on the planet. They live at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya under constant armed guard.

  • How Long Can We Live? New Study Questions A Limit To Human Life Span

    How Long Can We Live? New Study Questions A Limit To Human Life Span

    Jeanne Louise Calment lived for 122 years and 164 days, the oldest verified age of any person, ever. Her interviews revealed a portrait of the centenarian in high spirits: "I've only ever had one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it," she told reporters when she turned 110.

  • This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning

    This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning

    A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named Junzi imperialis. Gibbons are the smallest apes, chatty and as lanky-limbed as Kermit the Frog. They're also more closely related to humans than they are to any monkey.

  • Spiders Can Float In The Air. Scientists Just Found Out How They Lift Off

    Spiders Can Float In The Air. Scientists Just Found Out How They Lift Off

    A rain of spiders drowned the Australian town of Goulburn in silk in 2015. A Goulburn resident who bravely looked up saw a several-hundred-yard tunnel of spiderlings in the air, he said. The spiders parachuted in on long strands of webbing, a behavior that biologists call "ballooning."

  • No Evidence That Having Sex With Robots Is Healthy: Report

    No Evidence That Having Sex With Robots Is Healthy: Report

    Sex sells, and robots are no exception. One of the most expensive consumer robots under development, a machine named Harmony, is a $15,000 union of silicone curves and silicon chips. Sex doll maker Realbotix bills Harmony as "the perfect companion." But healthy companionship is too bold a claim to make about sex robots, warn a pair of doctors in a ...

  • Pluto Has Windswept Dunes Even Though It Shouldn't Have Enough Wind To Sweep

    Pluto Has Windswept Dunes Even Though It Shouldn't Have Enough Wind To Sweep

    By Earth's standards, you could hardly imagine a stranger world than frigid, tiny Pluto. It resides in the far corner of the solar system at an average of about 4 billion miles from the sun. NASA's New Horizons probe, which flew within 7,800 miles of the dwarf planet in July 2015, gave us the best look at Pluto yet. There, temperatures plunge to mi...

  • People Who Sleep In On Weekends Avoid Dying Young, Study Suggests

    People Who Sleep In On Weekends Avoid Dying Young, Study Suggests

    Sleeping in on a day off feels marvelous, especially for those of us who don't get nearly enough rest during the workweek. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It's a question that psychologist Torbjorn Akerstedt, director of the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University, and his colleagues tried to answer in a study published Wednesda...

  • Giant Predatory Worms Invaded France Long Ago, But Scientists Just Noticed Them

    Giant Predatory Worms Invaded France Long Ago, But Scientists Just Noticed Them

    When Jean-Lou Justine received the first photograph of a giant worm with a head like a shovel, the biologist was astounded.

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