A great white shark is swimming through new, unexplored waters — at least for her kind. She’s set to make history as the first of white shark to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Named Lydia, this 14-foot-long, satellite-tagged female shark was, at time of writing, 1,000 miles from the coasts of County Cork, Ireland, and Cornwall, England. That's just above the mid-Atlantic ridge, the underwater mountain range that serves as a boundary line between the east and west Atlantic.
Lydia would be the first white shark to swim across the Atlantic because swimming that far in those waters is an uncommon behavior and migratory pattern for the species. Jim Gelsleichter, the director of the Shark Biology Program at the University of North Florida told the Florida Times-Union that Lydia's movements illustrate how scientists' initial view of the movement patterns of Atlantic white sharks — swimming to Cape Cod, Mass., in the summer and moving to Florida in the winter — "was far too simplistic and downright wrong." Read more...
Ever since the online cryptocurrency Bitcoin gained attention from people in the mainstream media, many questions remained unanswered. But perhaps the most prevalent was about its mysterious mastermind, widely believed to be Satoshi Nakamoto.
A growing theory held that this name represented a group of highly paranoid cryptographers. But Newsweek, in its first print magazine since the end of 2012, dropped a bombshell on Thursday: that the creator of Bitcoin was actually an individual named Satoshi Nakamoto, though he later changed his name to Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, and is a 64-year-old who lives in a modest house with his mom Read more...
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Any blog too tiny for a photo budget no longer need fret. Getty Images, the world's largest photo provider, is letting people embed its stock images for free.
The move is an abrupt change in business model for the photo service. Instead of relying on licensing fees for its stock photos, it plans to make embed codes public for the majority of collections on site. Those pictures will come without a watermark and will contain an image credit linking to the company's licensing page. But most importantly for Getty, the practice will provide a new form of revenue.
One of nature's least complex creatures could help researchers understand some of nature's most complex behaviors.
Neuroscientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute are using thermogenetics — a technique that controls neurons using heat — to help understand the neural circuits responsible for complicated behavior such as courtship. The research includes triggering mating impulses in flies, Nature reports.
Barry Dickson and his team were able to make flies "fall in love" with a ball of wax using the Fly Mind-Altering Device (FlyMAD). The device tracked the flies with a video camera while they flew around a box, targeting them with an infrared laser that delivered heat to their heads. The researchers also targeted neurons associated with muscle coordination, which made the flies walk backward. Read more...