Geoffrey Brumfiel

Geoffrey Brumfiel appears in the following:

Can A 250-Year-Old Mathematical Theorem Find A Missing Plane?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Searchers are feeling overwhelmed by the task of locating the wreckage of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

"We're not searching for a needle in a haystack — we're still trying to define where the haystack is," Australian Air Marshal Mark Binskin said Tuesday. The current search zone stretches across ...


Enough With Baby Talk; Infants Learn From Lemur Screeches, Too

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

New research suggests that 3-month-old human babies can use lemur calls as teaching aids. The findings hint at a deep biological connection between language and learning.

Babies begin learning as soon as they're born. They're listening, too. But researchers still don't know exactly how the development of language and ...


Spacewalk Planned To Repair Station's Leaky Cooling System

Friday, May 10, 2013

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will undertake a spacewalk Saturday morning to try to repair a leak in their cooling system.

The leak appears to be ammonia used in a power supply. It was spotted midmorning on Thursday. Commander Chris Hadfield reported seeing "a very steady stream of flakes ...


This One-Way Trip To Mars Is Brought To You By ...

Monday, April 22, 2013

In New York on Monday, a group of scientists and entrepreneurs launched a quixotic program that could allow you (yes you!) to make a trip to Mars. But you can't come back.

The Mars One nonprofit organization announced that it is now open to applicants interested in making a ...


Sensor On Space Station May Have Seen Hints Of Elusive Dark Matter

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

An international team of researchers announced in Switzerland on Wednesday that an experiment on the International Space Station may have seen hints of something called dark matter. The finding could be a milestone in the decades-long search for the universe's missing material.

Only a tiny sliver of stuff in the ...