Posts by Christopher Bergendorff
Dinosaur Bird Bones

Some hollow bones are providing solid new evidence of how birds evolved from dinosaurs. Scientists have discovered a new carnivorous dinosaur that breathed like a bird.

20 Years Later: Exxon Valdez Spill Lingers

Just after midnight on this day in 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed against a reef off the coast of Alaska. Nearly 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the surrounding waters of the Prince Island Sound. And now, two decades later, the after effects of the Valdez spill linger.
Image courtesy: NOAA, Workers using high-pressure, hot-water washing to clean an oiled shoreline.

Read | 1 Comment | Published in: All · Environment · Featured

Under the Sea 3D: Seas Under Siege

Under the Sea 3D is the new IMAX 3D film now opening in theaters across the country. In this ScienCentral video, filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall discuss the amazing underwater wildlife they caught on film, as well as the problems faced by these creatures due to climate change.

007’s Water War Based in Reality, Not Fiction

As a lot of us are learning these days, Bond is back. And while the new movie is raking in the big bucks with Agent 007 battling bad guys over H2O, we wondered: how realistic is this Bond film’s villain?

Read | 1 Comment | Published in: All · Featured · Weird Science

IMAX Filmmakers Push Scientists To The Max

Physics is fun - or at least it is for physicists. But to make it fun enough for a big budget IMAX film, Hollywood moviemakers had to talk some scientists into pushing the limits of their own expertise.

Video Games & Biology

Video games aren’t just for kids. Researchers are now using the same technology that runs your games to create realistic simulations of biological systems. As this ScienCentral News video reports, the new approach could speed up research into diseases and drug therapies.

Read | 35 Comments | Published in: All · Featured · Technology

Addicted Brain Changes

New research is overturning previous thoughts about how addiction permanently changes the brain. Researchers hope these new insights might lead to new ways of treating addicts.

Hot Chili Secret

Chili peppers can add a little spice to your dish, but where does that heat come from? See why researchers say it’s a rare case where we can be thankful for bugs and a fungus.

Monkeys Show Their Generous Side

The idea that “it’s better to give than receive” may not be limited to just humans. Now researchers have found a group of monkeys that seem to get pleasure from giving.

Faster Fatteners

When it comes to making fat, not all sugars are created equal. Researchers have shown that fructose creates fat in your body more rapidly than other sugars.

Read | 13 Comments | Published in: All · Health

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