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Enormous Volcano on Mars Found Hidden Within Sprawling Labyrinth : ScienceAlert

In a scarred and scored terrain on the face of Mars, a giant secret lurks.There, beneath the region known as Noctis Labyrinthus (Labyrinth of the Night), scientists have found evidence of an enormous, ancient volcano – and, possibly, a buried sheet of glacier ice. The discovery makes the equatorial site an attractive option in the search for signs of ancient life on the dry and dusty planet. Finding a hidden volcano was never part of the plan, but when a team led by planetary scientist Pascal Lee of the SETI Institute…

23 brilliant performances hidden in terrible movies

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeThere is, it’s fair to say, nothing more important to the movies than actors.The right performance can tip a film into the realm of greatness; a bad one can doom an otherwise promising project to mediocrity or ridicule.What would There Will Be Blood be without Daniel Day-Lewis at its centre? Would The Godfather still sparkle without Al Pacino and Marlon Brando? These are not questions…

Quantum Breakthrough Reveals Superconductor’s Hidden Nature

Researchers at Tokyo Tech identify the quantum critical point in superconductors, solving a three-decade-old mystery and enhancing the understanding of superconductivity fluctuations. Credit: SciTechDaily.comThermoelectric effect reveals full picture of fluctuations in superconductivity.Weak fluctuations in superconductivity, a precursor phenomenon to superconductivity, have been successfully detected by a research group at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). This breakthrough was achieved by measuring the…

Hidden racial slurs are flooding across Russian media, AI reveals

A glut of racial slurs hidden behind slang has emerged in Russian digital media. The insults were discovered by Osavul, a Ukrainian startup that uses AI to analyse information threats. Osavul tapped language models to conduct a cross-platform survey of racial discourse in Russia. Over 5,000 messages were scanned on news sites and social media platforms, from US giants Facebook and X to Russian kingpins Telegram and VK. The system highlighted the rise of various epithets for neighbouring…

Scientists Uncover Hidden Ecological Threat

A study highlights that invasive plants can stay dormant for decades to centuries before becoming ecological threats, underscoring the importance of considering dormancy in managing invasions.Non-native species can remain dormant for decades or even centuries before they begin to spread.According to a new study led by the University of California, Davis, invasive plants can stay dormant for decades or even centuries after they have been introduced into an environment before rapidly expanding and wreaking ecological…

A hidden Arctic cave holds secrets about our past and future

MOSELEY'S LOVE FOR caves began on a family camping trip to Cheddar, Somerset, when she was 12 years old. When an opportunity came up to take a guided tour of some local caves, she made her first foray into the dim, labyrinthine underbelly of the earth’s crust. Crawling about in the muck, she was instantly hooked: she started saving the money from her paper round so that on future holidays to Somerset she could disappear into those caves once more. “I just absolutely loved it,” Moseley says. “Other people might get the…

Interview With the Vampire Season 2 Will Unlock Deeply Hidden Memories

Image: AMCAMC’s beloved messy vampire drama will soon return for second bites. In season two of Interview with The Vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) continues to recount his life story to Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian)— but this time, with his partner Armand (Assad Zaman) chiming in.Why Are Vampires Associated With Queerness?Season two will delve deeper into their journey meeting at the Theatre Des Vampires in Paris, along with Claudia (Delainey Hayles)—and how their love affair in the wake of Louis’ escape

Dune — A Hidden Network

Dune — A Hidden NetworkIn this article, with Patrik Szigeti, we designed a data and network methodology supported by graph visuals to outline the complex social network behind the original Dune trilogy.Following the success of Dune both at the box office and with the critics in 2021, Dune: Part Two was one of the most anticipated movies of 2024, and it didn’t disappoint. On track to earn more, and holding higher ratings both on Rotten Tomatoes and iMDB than its prequel at the time of writing this article, with its ever…

The hidden racist history of hair loss

Hair loss is common in men and women, particularly with age—for example, androgenetic alopecia (or pattern baldness) affects 80% of men and 40% of women. For the most part, it can be physically inconsequential. Yet, modern society has a distaste for hair loss. Look at how news stories have speculated about whether 10-year-old Prince George and his younger brother, Louis, will inherit their father's "baldness genes." The market in