Articles by Zoe Mintz
- Peanut Butter Smell Can ‘Sniff’ Out Alzheimer’s Disease
October 10 2013 3:02 PM
Researchers at the University of Florida have found that the smell of peanut butter can be used to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.
- Longer Life Expectancy In Humans May Mean More Endangered Species
October 10 2013 11:56 AM
According to a new study by the University of California, Davis, as human life expectancy increases so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals.
- Sacred White Moose Killed By Hunters In Canada Sparks Outrage
October 10 2013 10:43 AM
Hunters that killed a rare albino moose killed in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, have been criticized by aboriginal communities for slaying a sacred animal.
- Alpine Swift Fly Nonstop For 200 Days
October 09 2013 3:56 PM
The alpine swift, a bird native to mountains in southern Europe to the Himalayas, can fly nonstop for 200 days, according to a new study.
- Chimpanzees Form Friendships Based On Similar Personality Types
October 09 2013 2:43 PM
Chimpanzees choose their friends based on similarity of personality, a new study suggests.
- Empathy Helps Children Recognize Sarcasm
October 09 2013 10:11 AM
In a new study, children’s empathy skills were examined to see whether those who were empathic were better at understanding sarcasm.
- Ashkenazi Jews Trace Origins To Europe As Well As Near East, New Study Suggests
October 08 2013 4:08 PM
A recent study focused on mitochondrial DNA samples of Ashkenazi Jews found that most are descended from European foremothers.
- First Evidence Of Comet Striking Earth Found In Tiny Pebble
October 08 2013 1:13 PM
A small pebble found in Libyan Desert Glass is believed to be the first evidence of a comet striking Earth 28 million years ago.
- ‘Only Known Egg In The World’ Of Endangered Bird Species Found
October 08 2013 12:17 PM
The only known egg of an endangered bird from India was found at the University of Aberdeen in the U.K.
- 11-Year-Old Colorado Boy Will Brew Beer In Space
October 08 2013 9:51 AM
A sixth grader at Douglas County's STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., recently won a national competition where his beer-making experiment will be flown to the International Space Station.
- Gene Activity In Thousands Of Cells Visualized For The First Time
October 07 2013 3:33 PM
University of Zurich biologists developed a method in which 1,000 human genes can be studied in 10,000 cells simultaneously.
- Pinocchio Lizard Found In Ecuador
October 07 2013 12:36 PM
Also known as the Pinocchio anole, the lizard known for its unusually long nose has been spotted in an Ecuador forest after it was believed to be extinct for 50 years.
- ‘Swedish Pompeii’ Uncovered On Ancient Island Fort
October 07 2013 11:36 AM
A team of Swedish archaeologists may have uncovered remnants from a brutal massacre some are calling the “Swedish Pompeii.”
- Dogs Have Feelings Like Humans
October 07 2013 9:41 AM
According to Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University in Atlanta and author of “How Dogs Love Us,” dogs may use the same part of the brain humans use to “feel.”
- Einstein’s Brain Had ‘Well-Connected’ Hemispheres
October 04 2013 5:16 PM
The German-born theoretical physicist had unusually well-connected left and right hemispheres of his brain, according to a new study published in the journal Brain.
- Arizona Police Officer Asked Not To Wear Uniform At Daughter's School
October 04 2013 11:57 AM
Parents' concerns prompted an Arizona principal to ask one of the fathers, a cop, not to wear his uniform or gun while on school property.
- 30-Foot Giant Squid Washes Ashore In Spain
October 04 2013 10:04 AM
The 400-pound Architeuthis Dux was transported to the Maritime Museum of Cantabria where its fate remains unclear as to whether it will be put on display or dissected and studied for science.
- 60 New Species Found in Suriname, Including The Chocolate Frog
October 03 2013 4:07 PM
A team of scientists on an expedition to the South American country of Suriname have identified potentially 60 new animal species including six frogs, one snake and eleven fish.
- ‘Terminator’ Robots Kill Jellyfish To Eliminate Swarms
October 03 2013 2:27 PM
Scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon, South Korea, have developed a “jellyfish terminator” robot set out to detect the marine coelenterate and kill it.
- Giant Dinosaur Tail Unearthed By Pipeline Worker
October 03 2013 11:46 AM
A construction worker who thought he chipped off a piece of rock with his backhoe was surprised to discover he broke off a piece of a nearly 100-foot fossilized dinosaur tail.