Security Robot Commits Suicide In Fountain Because The World Is Terrible

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  In this day and age of climate change-denying presidents, lack of healthcare, and anti-vaxxers, it’s easy to get downtrodden about the world. For one robot, things got a bit too much, and it appears to have thrown itself into a fountain in a somber act of robot suicide. The robot was a Knightscope K5,…

Ecological Collapse Didn’t Kill The People Of Easter Island After All – So What Did?

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Everyone loves an unsolved ancient mystery, don’t they? What caused the disappearance of the Roman Empire’s Ninth Legion? What were the hidden tunnels dug beneath Mexico’s Pyramid of the Moon used for? What happened to the civilization on Easter Island? The last question is one of the most tantalizing of them all. The island, made…

These Golden Bananas Could Save The Lives Of Many Children In Uganda

By:  Jonathan O’Callaghan /IFL Science  Scientists have developed a new type of banana that could help the many children in Uganda who have a pro-vitamin A deficiency. The so-called “golden bananas”, named for their appearance, were developed by a team from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, led by Professor James Dale. The findings have been published…

Thanks To Contraceptive Pills Being Flushed Down The Toilet, Male Fish Are Laying EGGS

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  There are certain things that you simply should never flush down the toilet. Plastic wrappers. Condoms. Beloved yet expired childhood pets. These things get stuck and cause several plumbing issues. The toilet is not a magical waste disposal portal; it is not a wardrobe into a Narnia-like dumping ground. As some rather…

This 10-Year-Old Invented A Device That Could Prevent Babies From Dying In Hot Cars

By: Marisa Torrieri/Simple Most  He came up with the idea after his neighbor’s 6-month old baby died in a hot car. Bishop Curry is just 10 years old, but this bright young boy could help save thousands of children’s lives. He created a new device that could prevent infants from getting trapped in hot vehicles. An average of 36 children…

Astronomers Observe Two Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Each Other For The First Time

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFLScience  In a groundbreaking series of observations, astronomers have used radio waves to observe two supermassive black holes orbiting around each other. This discovery, combined with the observations of gravitational waves from LIGO, are opening up a completely new avenue in black hole studies. The team used the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to study galaxy…

Deep Sea Expedition Off The Coast Of Australia Discovers Mysterious And Bizarre Animals

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science We all know that the deep sea is full of some seriously strange-looking critters, many of which wouldn’t look out of place in your darkest nightmares. Well, a recent Australian expedition run by CSIRO on the research vessel Investigator did not disappoint. During their voyage from Tasmania to the Coral Sea, the scientists trawled…

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