Monday’s “Planet Earth Report” –Strange Ghost Particle to Whales From Space



The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to the day’s news headlines on the discoveries, people, and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

Has new ghost particle manifested at Large Hadron Collider? –‘Something terribly new’ goes bump in data yet to be confirmed by Atlas detector. Scientists at the Cern nuclear physics lab near Geneva are investigating whether a bizarre and unexpected new particle popped into existence during experiments.

Whales spotted from space –-Researchers at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in Cambridge have demonstrated that they can tally at least four different species using satellite images taken 600 kilometers above the ocean.



Machine learning spots natural selection at work in human genome –Scientists are using artificial intelligence to identify genetic sequences molded by evolutionary pressures.

Diseases that dogs can detect –Scientists are investigating canines’ extraordinary sense of smell, hoping that it will prove a more reliable predictor of illnesses than conventional testing.

From the X Files –Search for Extraterrestrial Life May Get New Federal Funding. “Planets are not rare in the universe. There are a trillion planets just in the Milky Way Galaxy we live in. And there are a trillion other galaxies each with a trillion planets. So the idea that there may be someone out there. That’s not a crazy idea. Right? So to look for them. Seems to make sense,” said SETI astronomer Seth Shostak.

Sighting of sperm whales in Arctic a sign of changing ecosystem, say scientists –Rare sighting in the Canadian Arctic as a growing number of species expand their range into warming waters

The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast –Author Adrienne Mayor discusses the myths that contained the first blueprints for artificial intelligence

Mars Is Frigid, Rusty and Haunted. We Can’t Stop Looking at It. –An oasis in the sky inspires the imagination. A series of discoveries refreshes our yearning for the red planet.

Indian hunters track down and kill tiger linked to 13 deadly attacks, angering conservationists