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Cosmic source found for mysterious ‘fast radio burst’

Cosmic source found for mysterious ‘fast radio burst’

Cornell University researchers and a global team of astronomers have uncovered the cosmological source of a sporadically repeating milliseconds-long “fast radio burst.” Once thinking these bursts had emanated from within the Milky Way galaxy, or from cosmic neighbors, the astronomers now confirm that they are long-distance flashes from across the universe – more than 3 […]

Tasting Garlic… With Your Feet!? Weird food chemistry tricks

Tasting Garlic… With Your Feet!? Weird food chemistry tricks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 — Did you know you can “taste” garlic with your feet? Or that chocolate can instantly dissolve that wad of gum in your mouth? Or that nose grease can get rid of the foam on a badly poured beer in seconds? This week, Reactions explains these three offbeat food-chemistry tricks. In […]

World’s largest radio telescope prepares to listen

World’s largest radio telescope prepares to listen

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the world’s largest radio telescope, was completed on September 25 in southwestern China‚Äôs Guizhou Province and will now begin its debugging and testing stage, announced the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). FAST boasts the world’s largest aperture, at 500 meters, and has a total area equal to 30 soccer […]

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