The REAL Little Shop of Horrors! Scientists identify carnivorous plant that traps prey underground

A carnivorous plant may sound like something out of science fiction, but they do exist and they tend to eat bugs and tiny animals.  Scientists have identified a weird-looking new species known as Nepenthes Pudica that traps its prey in a way that’s unique among these types of plants.  This newly identified plant is known … Read more

Higgs boson: The ‘god particle’ explained

The Higgs boson is the fundamental force-carrying particle of the Higgs field, which is responsible for granting other particles their mass. This field was first proposed in the mid-sixties by Peter Higgs  —  for whom the particle is named and his colleagues. The particle was finally discovered on July 4, 2012, by researchers at the … Read more

NASA prepares to release first JWST science images

BALTIMORE — With commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope nearly complete, project officials and NASA leadership promise the telescope’s first images will stun scientists and the public alike. During a media event at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) here June 29, project managers and scientists said the telescope is already collecting “early release … Read more

NASA probe snaps an image of a solar eclipse showing ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’

A solar eclipse… from SPACE! NASA probe snaps the moon passing in front of the sun in stunning images capturing the ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’ NASA spacecraft has captured the moon passing in front of the sun from space in a stunning series of images Solar eclipse was not visible from Earth, and … Read more

Geomagnetic storms: Will you lose power where you live?

This map shows the peak calculated 1-min-resolution horizontal-component geoelectric field amplitude during the March 1989 geomagnetic storm. In other words, the dots show where the geomagnetic storm induced the most currents in North America, resulting in corresponding power disruptions. The greatest concentration was over the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest. A new study looks at … Read more

We are creatures of tropical jungles as much as the savannah

In a sweltering tropical rainforest on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, I started to appreciate why archaeologists and anthropologists had long ignored ‘jungles’ in their search for humanity’s origins. The mosquitoes, leeches, harsh terrain and difficult footing were bad enough, but now a summer monsoon downpour was rapidly approaching. As we … Read more

Orcas ripping great white sharks open off South Africa, says new study

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  A pair of orcas drove great white sharks away from a stretch of South African coast after killing five sharks over just a few months in 2017, according to a new study. Great … Read more