Environment, News

400,000 People Gather in New York for Climate Change March


Some 400,000 people participated in the New York Climate March – which has become the largest climate march in history. The march began at 11:30 am, and several government officials and celebrities participated as well (UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, former vice president Al Gore, NY mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, Leonardo di Caprio, Mark…

Biology, Nanotechnology, News

The Hagfish produces a 12 nanometer wide, 15 centimeter long thread it clamps into a single cell


When it feels threatened, the hagfish produces a slime which is only 12 nanometers wide, but 15 centimeters long – 10,000,000 times longer than it is wide. It’s not clear exactly what this slime is made of (likely a sugar modification), but its purpose is to make the hagfish slippery and possibly clog the gills of a predator. The thread is clamped into…

News, Pollution, World Problems

For the first time, China surpasses the EU in per capita CO2 emissions

China co2

Despite significant steps towards a more sustainable future, China is still the world’s most polluting country – and it’s not only their sheer population that’s the cause. A new study conducted by two British researchers revealed that China emits more CO2 per capita than Europe. They also estimate that we have already released two thirds of the fossil-fuel emissions allowable under…

Archaeology, History, News

Skeletons found in Leicestershire, holding hands after 700 years


Some relationships last a lifetime – but some last even more than that. University of Leicester archaeologists uncover a trove of relics and remains at Chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire, including two skeletons who have been holding hands underground for the past 700 years. The archaeological excavations uncovered not only the couple, but also fragments of stone masonry, wall plaster, tiles…

Archaeology, History, News

3300 years ago, Egyptian women were using extensions and dyeing their hair


An ancient Egyptian woman who lived 3300 years ago was found to have no less than 70 hair extensions. This incredibly elaborate hairstyle was probably made especially for her resting place. Interestingly enough, she wasn’t mummified, her body was simply wrapped in a mat, said Jolanda Bos, an archaeologist working on the Amarna Project. “Whether or not the woman had her…

Feature Post

Featured researchers: this week in science

Eran Elinav researcher.

We talk a lot about science and research, but we don’t spend enough time talking about the people who actually do the research. In case you haven’t followed our previous feature, here is where we share some of the most interesting studies from the week, and share a bit of information about the scientists who made them. Artificial sweeteners lead to…

Feature Post, Fossil Friday

#FossilFriday: Man documents how he reconstructs dinosaurs from fossils


Imgur user anthroteus documented, step by step (with pictures, of course) how he reconstructs dinosaurs from fossils. Here’s his process, as described on Imgur:   We make life reconstructions of dinosaurs. If you see an awesome dino in a museum, it was probably us (the crappy ones are definitely someone else). We get photos like this to work from, and sometimes…

Feature Post, Great Pics

Fantastic Fungi: Mind Blowing Mushroom Diversity Photographed by Steve Axford

Marasmius haematocephalus

These truly wonderful photographs were taken by Steve Axford. Let’s leave Steve describe himself: I live in the Northern Rivers area of NSW and I am doing essentially what I like. What I like is photography and exploring the world. The world, for me, is dominated by living things and the planet we live on . My photography is an avenue…

Feature Post

12 Amazing Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

Catfish eye.

Photographer Suren Manevlyan is back with a new set of magnificent images of animal eyes. I say ‘back’ because even though we haven’t featured his images on ZME Science, there’s a good chance you may have seen them before on his personal page or on websites such as Twisted Sifter. These amazing photos provide a fantastic level of detail, covering various…