Articles by Sukanya Mukherjee




Building skyscrapers inside rotting giant sequoias to keep them from toppling over

Fast-dwindling giant sequoia population has four South Korean designers turning to an incredibly creative solution: building skyscrapers inside hollowed-out trunks to keep rotting trees from toppling over. Aptly named Tribute: The Monument of Giant, the project is intended to educate people about this wondrous, now-endangered species, which is commonly believed to be the largest living…





Flexible sodium-ion battery electrodes made from sugar cubes: A major step towards stretchable electronics

Taking a step towards stretchable electronics, scientists from the University of Texas at Austin have designed incredibly flexible battery electrodes from plain old sugar cubes. The electrodes, according to the team, are being developed for use in newly-built, bendable sodium-ion batteries. The findings of the research were recently published in the Advanced Materials journal. (more…)


34-million-year-old fossil remains lead to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric carnivorous mammals

Researchers studying Egyptian fossils have discovered an entirely new species of prehistoric carnivorous mammals known as hyaenodonts. According to the study, recently published in the PLOS ONE journal, these fascinating creatures can be regarded as predecessors of modern-day terrestrial carnivores, residing in places across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Hyaenodonts, however, were a group…