Articles by Philip Ross
- Did North Korean NADA Logo Rip Off NASA Emblem?
April 02 2014 5:15 PM
The newly minted logo for North Korea's National Aerospace Development Administration has been unveiled. Does it look familar?
- Washington Mudslide Linked To Logging, Death Toll Hits 29
April 02 2014 2:25 PM
State regulators may have used outdated research to create logging boundaries.
- Zero Gravity Is No Lift For Astronauts’ Hearts
April 01 2014 7:45 PM
According to new research, astronauts’ hearts become more spherical in shape, which can present problems on Earth.
- Floating Rubbish Hinders Search For MH370 And Shows Oceans’ Trash Problem
April 01 2014 5:33 PM
As the search for Flight 370 enters its fourth week, investigators have become increasingly frustrated as time and time again their leads turn out to be dead ends.
- ‘Happily Surprised’ And ‘Sadly Angry’ Are Just A Few Of The 21 Unique Human Facial Expressions Identified In New Study
April 01 2014 1:53 PM
Researchers have identified 21 unique emotional expressions, some of which are combinations of two or more emotions.
- Oyster Shell May Inspire ‘Natural Exoskeleton’ Armor
March 31 2014 7:28 PM
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say the structure of seashells could inspire extremely tough and lightweight exoskeletons for use by U.S. soldiers.
- 3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Reveals Elaborate Burial Rites Of Ancient Elite
March 31 2014 5:01 PM
Archaeologists digging at the ancient Egyptian site of Abydos uncovered an elaborate 3,300-year-old tomb that once boasted a 23-foot pyramid at its entrance.
- UN Court Bans Japanese Whaling In Antarctic: A Brief History Of The Events That Led To Landmark Decision
March 31 2014 1:55 PM
The International Court of Justice, the judicial arm of the U.N., ruled Monday that Japan’s whaling efforts in the Antarctic were unjustified. The court ordered Japan to cease whaling in that region.
- Ants ‘More Powerful’ Than Fire Ants To Invade S. Texas
March 30 2014 5:48 PM
The Rasberry crazy ant is expected to arrive in the southern Texas city and 20 other counties surrounding it within the next few weeks.
- Black Death Mystery Unravels With DNA From Medieval Plague Victims
March 30 2014 4:25 PM
Scientists are gaining a deeper understanding of one of the worst pandemics in human history.
- Texas Woman Spends $25,000 On Plastic Surgery To Look Like Jennifer Lawrence
March 30 2014 1:42 PM
A woman in Houston, Texas, spent $25,000 on plastic surgery to look more like “American Hustle” actress Jennifer Lawrence.
- New Islands For A New Climate: An Idea To Shield NY, NJ From Storm Surges
March 29 2014 8:21 PM
"Blue Dunes" proposal to be voted on next week.
- Healthy Lifestyle Can Reverse Impotence, For Some
March 29 2014 6:55 PM
New research suggests that guys who suffer from erectile dysfunction can reverse some of the symptoms of impotence without medication by making certain lifestyle adjustments.
- Is A Crow Smarter Than A First Grader?
March 29 2014 4:35 PM
A new study suggests that at least one species of crow has the problem-solving abilities of a child.
- US Salamanders ‘Shrinking?’ Study Suggests ‘Clear’ Correlation To Climate Change
March 26 2014 6:50 PM
A new study suggests North American salamanders are smaller today than they were 50 years ago. Scientists say the culprit is climate change.
- Malaysia Airlines, Boeing To Pay Millions To Families Of MH370 Passengers
March 26 2014 4:26 PM
Millions of dollars will be shelled out to the relatives of Flight 370's victims, but how much each family will receive will vary greatly.
- Did Inbreeding Lead To The Extinction Of Woolly Mammoths?
March 25 2014 7:25 PM
New research suggests that the woolly mammoth suffered from widespread birth defects in its final years on Earth, giving rise to the theory that inbreeding played a major role in its extinction.
- What 19th-Century Landscape Paintings Say About Climate Change
March 25 2014 5:29 PM
Scientists are using 18th- and 19th-century landscape paintings to get a sense of the early days of climate change, before there were atmospheric instruments available.
- Could Californium Solve Nuclear Energy’s Biggest Problem? Obscure Element Can 'Recycle' Radioactive Waste
March 25 2014 2:23 PM
New research shows that californium, a little-known element on the periodic table, may prove effective in storing radioactive waste.
- E-Cigarette Study Finds No Help Quitting Smoking
March 24 2014 6:48 PM
A new U.S. study casts doubt on the usefulness of electronic cigarettes as a quit-smoking tool.