By taking on poliovirus, Marguerite Vogt transformed the study of all viruses

She pioneered the field of molecular virology with her meticulous lab work and “green thumb” for tissue culture.

Fossil tracks may reveal an ancient elephant nursery

Fossilized footprints at a site in Spain include those of an extinct elephant’s newborns, suggesting the animals may have used the area as a nursery.

Stone Age people used bone scrapers to make leather and pelts

African cave finds include remains of skinned creatures and hide scrapers made from animal ribs.

Some birds learn to recognize calls while still in their eggs

For over a decade, behavioral ecologist Diane Colombelli-Négrel and colleagues have been studying how birds perceive sounds before hatching.

Australian fires in 2019–2020 had even more global reach than previously thought

Recent devastating wildfires in Australia added vast amounts of carbon dioxide to the air and triggered blooms of marine algae in the Southern Ocean.

Fossils and ancient DNA paint a vibrant picture of human origins

Paleoanthropologists have sketched a rough timeline of how human evolution played out, centering the early action in Africa.

Potty-trained cattle could help reduce pollution

About a dozen calves have been trained to pee in a stall. Toilet training cows on a large scale could cut down on pollution, researchers say.

Mary Roach’s new book ‘Fuzz’ explores the ‘criminal’ lives of animals

In “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law,” author Mary Roach profiles mugging monkeys, thieving bears and other animal outlaws.

How AI can help forecast how much Arctic sea ice will shrink

Trained on sea ice observations and climate simulations, IceNet is 95 percent accurate in forecasting sea ice extent two months in advance.

A supernova’s delayed reappearance could pin down how fast the universe expands

“SN Requiem” should reappear in the 2030s and help determine the universe’s expansion rate.

A beautiful oak leaf portrait won the 2021 Nikon Small World photography contest

The annual competition showcases otherworldly photos that capture microscopic features of nature and science.

NASA’s Perseverance rover snagged its first Martian rock samples

Two tubes of stone drilled from a basalt rock nicknamed Rochette are the first from Mars slated to eventually return to Earth.

50 years ago, chemical pollutants were linked to odd animal behavior

Fifty years after studies hinted that pollution interferes with how aquatic creatures communicate, scientists are still unraveling its myriad effects.

A newfound boa sports big eyes and a square nose

Among the smallest boas in the world, the Hispaniolan vineboa inhabits a small patch of dry forest along the Dominican Republic’s border with Haiti.

Infants may laugh like some apes in their first months of life

Laughter seems to change over life’s early months, perhaps influenced by the unconscious feedback parents give when they play with their little ones.

Clouds affected by wildfire smoke may produce less rain

As wildfires become more frequent in the western United States, these low-rain clouds could exacerbate drought, fueling more fires.

How metal-infused jaws give some ants an exceptionally sharp bite

Some small animals make cuts, tears and punctures that they couldn’t otherwise do using body parts reinforced with metals such as zinc and manganese.

Cold plasma could transform the sustainable farms of the future

Physicists have been working on ways to use the power of plasma to boost plant growth and kill pathogens.

A pinch of saturated fat could make tempering chocolate a breeze

Adding a small amount of fatty molecules to cocoa butter could simplify the labor-intensive tempering process to create melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.

This pictogram is one of the oldest known accounts of earthquakes in the Americas

The Telleriano-Remensis, a famous codex written by a pre-Hispanic civilization, describes 12 quakes that rocked the Americas from 1460 to 1542.

Thanu Padmanabhan: Kerala’s own lodestar in physics

A year ago, Stanford University’s citation study ranked Prof Thanu Padmanabhan as 24th in the field of theoretical physics in the world.

padmanabhan:  Thanu Padmanabhan was about to deliver a lecture at Kerala University | Thiruvananthapuram News - Times of India

The offer of Kerala University vice-chancellor post might have failed to lure Thanu Padmanabhan, but he was more than willing to participate in the go

DLSU, UP among world's best universities for physical sciences

The De La Salle University (DLSU) and University of the Philippines (UP) were included in the list of the world's best universities for Physical Sciences by the Times Higher Education…

The professor who loved puzzles, and had his own comic strip on physics

Padmanabhan, or Paddy as he was known to his colleagues and students, went on to achieve great heights in theoretical physics, making important contributions to the fields of gravity and…

T Padmanabhan devoted career to fathom gravity | Pune News - Times of India

Pune: Renowned theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan, a distinguished professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA.

Indian astrophysicist and teacher passes away at 64

Thanu Padmanabhan had tweaked Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitation to explain an all-pervasive mysterious energy in the universe

Dark Energy Could Be Responsible for Mysterious Experiment Signals, Researchers Say

What if a bunch of liquid xenon under the Apennine Mountains found 68% of the universe?

How do cells acquire their shapes? A new mechanism identified

Working with light to activate processes within genetically modified fission yeast cells is among the research performed by the experimental biologists in the Martin Lab at the University of Lausanne,…

With climate pledges falling short, U.N. says, the globe could warm 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100

A new UN analysis released Friday shows that all of the new pledges countries have made in the run-up to November’s talks, if implemented, would result in a 12 percent…

World-Renowned Physicist Prof Thanu Padmanabhan Dies From Heart Attack At 64

Apart from holding a faculty role at TIFR, he also served the role of a faculty member at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

‘The Empty-Sky Gamma-Ray Mystery’ -Evidence of Dark Matter? | The Daily Galaxy

“Something like the diffuse glow of gamma ray background that permeates our Milky Way Galaxy could conceivably be evidence for dark matter,” researcher Mark Krumholz, a theoretical and computational astrophysicist…

Do the northern lights make sounds that you can hear?

It's a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: do the fantastic green and crimson light displays of the aurora borealis produce any discernible sound?

Remembering Thanu Padmanabhan

The renowned theoretical physicist, who passed away in Pune on Friday, had dreamed of setting up a world-class scientific research institute in his home State Kerala, says CPI(M) Polit Bureau…

Effect of electrons with negative mass in novel semiconductor nanostructures

A large international research collaboration led by Dr. Kai-Qiang Lin and Professor John Lupton from the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics at the University of Regensburg has been able…

Noted physicist Thanu Padmanabhan passed away in Pune

Renowned physicist and professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Thanu Padmanabhan passed away after suffering a heart attack at his official residence in Pune on Friday

Renowned Physicist Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan Dies Of Heart Attack

Dr. Thanu Padmanabhan dies of heart attack

Achimota SHS Physics teacher found dead in his room

A Physics teacher at Achimota Senior High School in Accra has been found hanging in his room, the Accra Regional Police Command has confirmed.

Noted theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan dies of cardiac arrest | India News - Times of India

India News: PUNE: Noted theoretical physicist and recipient of Padma Shri award, Professor Thanu Padmanabhan died due to cardiac arrest in Pune on Friday, a forme.

Time Crystals dodge the second law of thermodynamics, Thanos style

Science fiction could be once again moving into the realms of reality.

Time Crystals dodge the second law of thermodynamics, Thanos style

Science fiction could be once again moving into the realms of reality.

Renowned astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away

Tributes and condolences pour in from fellow colleagues, academics and science enthusiasts across the country

IIT-Delhi researchers develop device to generate electricity from raindrops, ocean waves

The device has been developed using “Triboelectric Effect” and “Electrostatic Induction”. It is called “Liquid-solid Interface Triboelectric Nanogenerator”.

Theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away in Pune

Padmanabhan’s research had the Stanford University name him among the top scientists in the world, with a rank of 24.

World-famous physicist Thanu Padmanabhan dies of a heart attack in Pune

A distinguished professor at Pune's Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics and a cosmologist, Professor Padmanabhan was selected for ‘Kerala Shastra Puraskaram’ 2021 last month.

Ask Ethan: What's the real science behind Google's time crystal?

Google has developed a discrete time crystal on a quantum computer. However, claims that it violates thermodynamics are untrue.

Scientists Realize Noiseless Photon-Echo Protocol – Key to Long-Distance Quantum Communication

Prof. Chuanfeng Li and Prof. Zongquan Zhou from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) innovatively raised and realized noiseless photon echo…

Scientists may have accidentally detected dark energy

Dark energy, a mysterious force believed to be causing the universe to expand at an accelerated rate, may have been detected by scientists for the first time.

New type of dark energy could solve Universe...

Nature - Hints of a previously unknown, primordial form of the substance could explain why the cosmos now seems to be expanding faster than theory predicts.

Theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away

He was awarded the Kerala Sastra Puraskaram, an award instituted by the Government of Kerala to honour distinguished scientists of Kerala origin,.Professor Thanu Padmanabhan. Thanu Padmanabhan passes away. Thanu Padmanabhan…

Blindingly bright black holes could help cosmologists see deeper into the universe’s past

The blinding light of quasars, which emanate from black holes, could reveal more about the relatively murky early history of our cosmos.

Did Scientists Just Detect Dark Energy? A New Model Suggests a Major Breakthrough

Detecting dark energy's "non-gravitational interactions would have a tremendous impact."

What if just one airborne particle was enough to infect you?

For some diseases, exposure to just a single airborne particle containing virus, bacteria or fungi can be infectious. When this happens, understanding and predicting airborne disease spread can be a…

New Super-Precise Clock Could Help Scientists Hunt for Dark Matter

Scientists may be able to study and explore the universe like never before thanks to this clock that improves timekeeping precision by a factor of 1,000.

Letters of 17 September 2021: Let’s brush up on nuclear physics

nuclear submarines, Joe Biden, defence pact, AUKUS, COVID, lockdown, construction sector, Tu Le, Labor, climate policy

Physicists think we’ve detected the dark energy ripping our universe apart

In a tentative eureka moment, physicists from Cambride may have detected dark energy for the first time. This could be the biggest physics discovery ever!

Plants evolved complexity in two bursts—with a 250-million-year hiatus

A Stanford-led study reveals that rather than evolving gradually over hundreds of millions of years, land plants underwent major diversification in two dramatic bursts, 250 million years apart. The first…

World's first discovery of liquid directional steering on a bio-inspired surface

Inspired by a kind of tree leaf, scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) discovered that the spreading direction of different liquids deposited on the same surface can be…

Climate change goals are in reach if pledges are fulfilled, says new report

The Paris Agreement, adopted by 196 countries in 2015, has the goal of limiting average global temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts to limit…

Climate change will force people to move. We need to find out where they'll go

As the risk of severe climate change rises, and efforts to reduce carbon emissions ramp up, serious thought must also be given to the movement of people that climate change…

Scientists take a closer look inside the perfect fluid

Scientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma—nature's perfect fluid—evolved into matter.

Behold the humble water flea, locked in a battle of mythological proportions

In Greek mythology, Hydra was a monstrous water serpent that lived in a swamp and terrorized nearby residents. When intrepid Hercules sliced off one of Hydra's multiple heads, two more…

Magnetic beads inside the body could improve control of bionic limbs – Physics World

Implanted magnets that wirelessly track changes in muscle length could enhance manipulation of prosthetic limbs

Researchers observe enhanced yield ratio between strange and nonstrange open-charm mesons

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with international collaborators, observed an obvious enhancement in the yield ratio ...

A simple way to get complex semiconductors to assemble themselves

Stacking extremely thin films of material on top of each other can create new materials with exciting new properties. But the most successful processes for building those stacks can be…

Crystal islands could halve time and cost of science experiments

QUT researchers have found a way to grow crystal islands that could halve the time and cost of some science experiments.

UNN lecturer gets stuck on the board while solving Physics question in viral video, students laugh

A lecturer was laughed at while he was trying to solve a physics question on the board. Nigerians who reacted to the video said they've witnessed such before.

Scientists Take a Closer Look Inside the Perfect Fluid

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have reported new clues to solving how the quark-gluon plasma evolved into matter during the birth of the early universe.

Full September harvest moon to shine as first day of fall looms

When is the harvest moon 2021? Here's the best time to see the full September moon, and why this moon is not always nicknamed the harvest moon.

SpaceX landing live coverage: How to watch Inspiration4 splashdown on YouTube, Twitter and your phone

Go, Dragon! Highly anticipated SpaceX landing off the coast of Florida with Inspiration4 crew will livestream on Twitter and YouTube.

First all-civilian crew to orbit heads home after historic three-day flight

The Inspiration4 crew plans a 7:06 p.m. EDT splashdown near Cape Canaveral to close out mission.

When To See 2021’s Full Harvest Moon In Swampscott

You won't need to wait until fall to see this year's harvest moon. Here's when to expect it in the skies over Swampscott.

When To See 2021’s Full Harvest Moon In Salem

You won't need to wait until fall to see this year's harvest moon. Here's when to expect it in the skies over Salem.

When To See 2021’s Full Harvest Moon In Beverly

You won't need to wait until fall to see this year's harvest moon. Here's when to expect it in the skies over Beverly.

Louisiana native, crew members prepare to return from orbit after historic space mission

In an unprecedented mission, Inspiration4, the world’s very first all-civilian spaceflight is preparing to return to Earth on Saturday, September 18.

Tom Cruise gets sneak peek from SpaceX's first private crew

Tom Cruise received a preview from SpaceX's first private crew.

Amateur astronomer catches image of Jupiter hit by a large object

Jupiter is like the hockey goalie of the heavens. This week, the solar system’s largest planet stopped another large object, scientists said.

Astronomers Solve 900-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Surrounding Famous Chinese Supernova of 1181AD

A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding the origins of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181AD has finally been solved, according to an international team of astronomers. New research…

The harvest moon: A visual guide to full moons

Why the harvest moon is special and what other notable moons are worth looking out for

Meteor Friday Morning Over WV: Flash Captured From Satellite And Sound On Video – Just In Weather

Saturday September 18 2021 On Friday morning September 17, a loud boom was heard over the mountainous region between Eastern West Virginia and Virginia. Even th

There’s a Hole in the Ozone Layer Bigger Than Antarctica, Scientists Sigh

Scientists with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced that the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole is now larger than Antarctica.

A fast object collided with Jupiter and blew up, space footage shows

An asteroid or icy object collided with the gas giant Jupiter on Sept. 13, where it eventually blew up in the planet's thick atmosphere.

SpaceX capsule with world's first all-civilian orbital crew set for splashdown

The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission were due to splash down in the Atlantic off Florida on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the…

SpaceX capsule with world's first all-civilian orbital crew set for splashdown

The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission were due to splash down in the Atlantic off Florida on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the…

Jupiter explosion captured in video by an amateur astronomy - Ohio News Time

Amateur astronomers on two continents independently observed and recorded a white flash of light in the atmosphere on Jupiter’s Monday. Scientists and astronomers are working to see what a few…

Meteor may have exploded above the Eastern Panhandle

Pittsburgh Division of the National Weather Service says NASA will likely investigate residents’ reports

SpaceX's first tourist crew brought a spacesuit-wearing puppy plushie to orbit

The Inspiration4 crew's zero-gravity plush is based on two real-life dogs: Puggle and Huckleberry, who help kids with cancer.

Ozone Hole Over South Pole Has Become Larger than Antarctica

The hole in the ozone layer that reemerges with the changing of the seasons has now grown bigger than the size of Antarctica.

Inspiration4’s ‘all-civilian’ spacefliers share orbital activities — including a ukulele solo

Four amateur spacefliers brought the world up to date on their activities — including charity fundraising and orbital Earth-gazing.

NWS: Meteor possibly exploded over West Virginia

Scientists are investigating a possible exploding meteor over West Virginia Friday.

Something big Just hit Jupiter! - Universe Today

A remnant of an asteroid or comet just hit Jupiter, and it was seen by amateur and professional astronomers all around the world!

Meteor may have exploded over Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia Friday morning

Something very unusual appears to have occurred around 10:30 a. m. Friday morning in northeast West Virginia. Around that time, an eyewitness in Sutton saw a very bright silver light…

Flying a helicopter on Mars is getting 'harder and harder,' NASA says

Ingenuity has outlasted its planned mission, and now Mars is throwing some obstacles into its flight path.

SpaceX Inspiration4 mission crew talks to St. Jude patients from space (video)

The mission aims to raise $200 million while flying four diverse astronauts to orbit.

SpaceX’s Starlink will come out of beta next month, Elon Musk says

With 600,000 orders, SpaceX boosting dish production to (hopefully) meet demand.

60-second Astro News: Solving Supernova Mysteries - Sky & Telescope

This week, astronomers have solved one supernova mystery and predicted a new supernova appearance — for 2037.

Study: Hottest star in the Milky Way is likely remnant of ancient supernova

"Parker's Star" is surrounded by the Pa30 nebula discovered in 2013.

Amateur Astronomers Spot Fireball on Jupiter

If confirmed, it would be the eighth impact flash recorded on Jupiter since 1994.

Explore a Martian Crater With NASA's New Interactive Tools

Two web experiences will introduce you to world of the Perseverance rover.

When To See 2021's Full Harvest Moon In Barnstable

You won't need to wait until fall to see this year's harvest moon. Here's when to expect it in the skies over Barnstable.

When To See 2021’s Full Harvest Moon In Braintree

You won't need to wait until fall to see this year's harvest moon. Here's when to expect it in the skies over Braintree.

Chinese astronauts return after 3-month trip to space station

Three Chinese astronauts landed back on Earth Friday following their three-month trip to China’s first self-developed space station, marking China’s longest-ever space mission.

Watch the moment amateur astronomer captures rare footage of asteroid striking Jupiter - DIY Photography

This is the moment that retired engineer Jose Luis Pereira captured footage of a piece of space rock the size of London clock tower Big Ben as it crashed into…

3 Chinese astronauts have returned from a record-breaking visit to China's new space station

China aims to launch another taikonaut crew in October, keeping the nation on track finish its new space station by the end of 2022.

3 Chinese astronauts have returned from a record-breaking visit to China's new space station

China aims to launch another taikonaut crew in October, keeping the nation on track finish its new space station by the end of 2022.

Jeff Bezos Sends Rare Message to Elon Musk in First Tweet Since February 2020

The two men have been duking it out on the social media platform all year.

UPDATED: Reports of ‘boom’ and shaking this morning, most likely a fireball

Numerous reports came in all across the area this morning of a ‘boom’ and ground shaking. We are still working to learn more and this is a developing story.

SpaceX’s Surprisingly Secretive Inspiration4 Mission Is a Major Letdown

Inspiration4 was supposed to make space seem accessible, but the silent treatment we’ve been given has made the final frontier seem more distant than ever.

Nearly 900 years ago, astronomers spotted a strange, bright light in the sky. We finally know what caused it.

The origins of the ancient supernova of A.D. 1181 remained a mystery for 840 years.

This year's ozone hole over the South Pole is already larger than Antarctica

Despite the hole's size in 2021, the ozone layer is still on a long-term path to healing.

Tom Cruise gets sneak preview from SpaceX's 1st private crew

Tom Cruise got a sneak preview of what it’s like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule. Representatives for SpaceX’s first privately chartered flight revealed Friday that the actor took…

SpaceX’s 1st private crew motivates cancer kids from orbit

Tom Cruise is getting a sneak preview of what it's like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule.

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

The rotorcraft captures nuances of rocky outcrop during aerial reconnaissance.

400,000 Years Ago, Ancient Humans Turned Elephant Remains Into a Surprising Array of Bone Tools

Ancient humans could do some impressive things with elephant bones. In a new study, University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist Paola Villa and her colleagues surveyed... The post 400,000 Years Ago,…

How Much Water Should I Drink? We Asked Five Experts

Do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day? Everyone knows humans need water and we can’t survive without it. We’ve all heard... The post How Much Water…

Extensive Chemical Composition Mapping Reveals Carbon-Rich, Organic Birth Environments of Planets

Scientists connect the dots between where planets form and what they’re made of. An international collaboration of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)... The post Extensive Chemical Composition…

Hundreds of Cape Fur Seals Entangled in Fishing Lines and Nets Every Year – Causing Horrific Injuries and Painful Deaths

High number of affected animals were pups and juveniles, which were mainly entangled around the neck by fishing line. Fishing line and nets are having... The post Hundreds of Cape…

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Congratulates Winners of Breakthrough Prize Awards

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) congratulates the four astronomers honored by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation which awarded them the 2022 New Horizons in Physics... The post National Radio Astronomy…

FDA Panel Voted 16–2 To Deny Authorization of Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine “Booster” Shot to the General Public

The key scientific advisory council of the Food and Drug Administration has voted to deny authorization of a “booster” shot of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine to... The post FDA Panel Voted…

Orphan Risks: Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Raises Serious Concerns – But Probably Not the Ones You Think

Elon Musk announced a humanoid robot designed to help with those repetitive, boring tasks people hate doing. Musk suggested it could run to the grocery... The post Orphan Risks: Elon…

The Human Cell Atlas: AI Helps To Spot Single Diseased Cells

The Human Cell Atlas is the world’s largest, growing single-cell reference atlas. It contains references of millions of cells across tissues, organs and developmental stages.... The post The Human Cell…

Astronomers Solve 900-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Surrounding Famous Chinese Supernova of 1181AD

A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding the origins of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181AD has finally been solved, according to an international... The post Astronomers Solve 900-Year-Old…

New Polymer Can Boost Solar Cell Performance

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues have synthesized a new conjugated polymer for organic electronics using two different chemical reactions and shown the impact of the... The post New Polymer Can…

NASA Selects Five U.S. Companies – Including SpaceX and Blue Origin – for Artemis Lunar Lander Concepts

NASA has selected five U.S. companies to help the agency enable a steady pace of crewed trips to the lunar surface under the agency’s Artemis... The post NASA Selects Five…

Fireproof and Comfortable Cotton: Protective Fabric Without Formaldehyde

A new chemical process developed by Empa turns cotton into a fire-resistant fabric, that nevertheless retains the skin-friendly properties of cotton. State-of-the-art flame retardant cotton... The post Fireproof and Comfortable…

NASA to Announce Landing Site on Moon for Artemis Lunar Robotic Rover

NASA will host a media teleconference Monday, September 20, at 4 p.m. EDT, to announce the lunar landing site for the agency’s Volatiles Investigating Polar... The post NASA to Announce…

Pioneering and Highly Accurate Approach to Clocking Electron Movements Inside an Atom

New technique delivers resolution improvement in ultrafast processes. An international consortium of scientists, initiated by Reinhard Kienberger, Professor of Laser and X-ray Physics at the... The post Pioneering and Highly…

We Asked a NASA Scientist: Could Microbes Survive a Trip to Mars? [Video]

Could Earth-based microbes survive a trip to Mars? Yes! That’s why we made sure NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover met cleanliness requirements before leaving our home... The post We Asked a…

Do You Think You’re Exclusively Straight? Influencing People’s Perceptions of Their Sexual Orientation

Scientific research has shown that sexuality exists on a spectrum. But how certain are people about where they fit on it? A new University of... The post Do You Think…

What You Eat May Affect Risk and Severity of COVID-19

A healthy plant-based diet was linked to a lower risk of getting COVID-19, and among people with COVID-19, a lower risk of experiencing severe symptoms.... The post What You Eat…

How Do Bats Resist COVID? Insights Could Lead to New Treatments for Humans

Using bats’ responses to SARS-CoV-2 may provide key insights into therapies for COVID-19. A paper published in the prestigious journal, Science Immunology, explores the idea that... The post How Do Bats…

Primate Mothers Sometimes Carry Their Dead Babies With Them for Months – Here’s Why

Some primate species may express grief over the death of their infant by carrying the corpse with them, sometimes for months, according to a new... The post Primate Mothers Sometimes…

Several FDA-Approved Drugs Could Be Repurposed To Treat People Infected With COVID-19

Study suggests some medications might inhibit virus replication in human cells. Despite the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, effective therapeutics are needed until worldwide immunity has... The post Several FDA-Approved Drugs…

Coral Reef Cover, Biodiversity, and Fish Catches Have Declined by Half Since the 1950s

Coral reefs around the world are under threat because of climate change, overfishing, pollution, and more. Now, researchers reporting in the journal One Earth today (September... The post Coral Reef Cover,…

Auroraspectacular: Timelapse Video Made by Astronaut on International Space Station

Timelapse video made during ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s second mission to the International Space Station, “Alpha”. The camera is setup to take pictures at regular... The post Auroraspectacular: Timelapse Video…

Primordial Black Holes the Size of an Atom: What New Experimental Evidence Suggests

Since the earliest times, human beings have wanted to explain the most unpredictable and disturbing phenomena in the universe. Although the study of astronomy has... The post Primordial Black Holes…

Fire Encroaching on Giant Sequoias – California’s Natural Treasures Threatened

In the midst of another brutal fire season, several of California’s natural treasures have also been threatened. In the midst of another brutal fire season that has... The post Fire Encroaching on…

Climate change is not only a human problem; animals have to adapt to it as well. Some 'warm-blooded' animals are shapeshifting and getting larger beaks, legs, and ears to better…

Extremely premature infants are at a high risk for brain damage. Researchers have now found possible targets for the early treatment of such damage outside the brain: Bacteria in the…

A simple mechanism could underlie the growth and self-replication of protocells -- putative ancestors of modern living cells -- suggests a new study. Protocells are vesicles bounded by a membrane…

Scientists have studied an ancient supervolcano in Indonesia and found such volcanoes remain active and hazardous for thousands of years after a super-eruption, prompting the need for a rethink of…

As we live and breathe, ancient-looking fish known as bowfin are guarding genetic secrets that that can help unravel humanity's evolutionary history and better understand its health.

Researchers combined observations and modeling to infer the distribution of cold planets in the Milky Way. The results suggest that this distribution is not strongly dependent on the distance from…

In an effort to understand how the internal state of the body influences the brain's decision-making processes, scientists analyzed the data from a previous study pre-clinical study. They found that…

What transpires in comedies and cartoons when a character has a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other is not far off from people's perceptions of the…

Animals as small and soft as tardigrades seldom have legs and almost never bother walking. But a new study finds that water bears propel themselves through sediment and soil on…

Researchers have discovered a universal mathematical formula that can describe any bird's egg existing in nature -- a significant step in understanding not only the egg shape itself, but also…

Cutting 20 percent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 percent from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths,…

A new analysis of 2.5-billion-year-old rocks from Australia finds that volcanic eruptions may have stimulated population surges of marine microorganisms, creating the first puffs of oxygen into the atmosphere. This…

A human space mission would be viable if it doesn't exceed four years, an international research team concludes in new research.

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our…

Researchers have found that blood flow in the brain capillaries, which is important for oxygen/nutrient delivery and waste removal, was increased during rapid eye movement sleep in mice. Adenosine A2a…

There's been an age-old question going back to Darwin's time about the relationships among the world's five living rhinoceros species. One reason answers have been hard to come by is…

At certain sites in the Grand Canyon, more than one billion years' worth of rocks have gone missing from the geologic record. Scientists are trying to figure out why.

Scientists have unraveled the enigma of inheritance of coat color patterns in dogs. The researchers discovered that a genetic variant responsible for a very light coat in dogs and wolves…

A new kind of neural interface system that coordinates the activity of hundreds of tiny brain sensors could one day deepen understanding of the brain and lead to new medical…

A new study has uncovered the engineering secrets behind what makes fish fins so strong yet flexible. The research could one day lead to new designs for robotic surgical tools…

Global warming begets more, extreme warming, new paleoclimate study finds. Researchers observe a 'warming bias' over the past 66 million years that may return if ice sheets disappear.

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth's climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest IPCC Report. Many of the changes observed in the…

A major Atlantic ocean current -- the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC -- may have been losing stability in the course of the last century, according to new research.…

Eating a plant-centered diet during young adulthood is associated with a lower risk of heart disease in middle age, according to a long-term study with about 30 years of follow-up.…

New research has revealed the solution to Jupiter's 'energy crisis', which has puzzled astronomers for decades. Astronomers have created a detailed global map of the gas giant's upper atmosphere, confirming…

Scientists have discovered evidence that giraffes are a highly socially complex species.

Astronomers have uncovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. This water vapor forms when ice from the moon's surface sublimates -- that is, turns from…

Researchers have discovered that spontaneous impulses of dopamine, the neurological messenger known as the brain's 'feel good' chemical, occur in the brain of mice. The study found that mice can…

Researchers have recently identified a DNA region known as VNTR2-1 that appears to drive the activity of the telomerase gene, which has been shown to prevent aging in certain types…

Researchers have been able to use seismic data to look inside Mars for the first time. They measured the crust, mantle and core and narrowed down their composition.

As a newborn mammal opens its eyes for the first time, it can already make visual sense of the world around it. But how does this happen before they have…

Scientists have shown that cockatoos can learn from each other a unique skill -- lifting garbage bin lids to gather food. The research confirms that cockatoos spread this novel behavior…

Scientists have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice and say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to prevent memory loss in people as they age.

Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most of those viruses, which survived because…

Researchers have found a low-cost way to solve one half of the water-splitting equation to produce hydrogen as clean energy -- using sunlight to efficiently split off oxygen molecules from…

New models of neutron stars show that their tallest mountains may be only fractions of millimeters high, due to the huge gravity on the ultra-dense objects.

Investigating how climate affects intense rainstorms across Europe, climate experts have shown there will be a significant future increase in the occurrence of slow-moving intense rainstorms. The scientists estimate that…

Researchers have successfully developed a 'speech neuroprosthesis' that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into…

A decade after scientists discovered that lab rats will rescue a fellow rat in distress, but not a rat they consider an outsider, new research pinpoints the brain regions that…

A team of physicists has developed a special type of quantum computer known as a programmable quantum simulator capable of operating with 256 quantum bits, or 'qubits.'

Researchers discovered that most bacteria in the gut microbiome are heritable after looking at more than 16,000 gut microbiome profiles collected over 14 years from a long-studied population of baboons…

The ability to focus on where we will be in the near future, rather than where we are at present, may be a key characteristic of the mammalian brain's built-in…

Scientists map the part of the brain that 'links' similar objects, leading to new insights about how the brain processes information out of context.

New research shows radioactive molecules are sensitive to subtle nuclear phenomena. The molecules might help physicists probe violation of the most fundamental symmetries of nature, including why the universe contains…

A study concludes that known geochemical processes can't explain the levels of methane measured by the Cassini spacecraft on Saturn's icy moon. While the paper by no means suggests that…

Flies have discriminating taste. Like a gourmet perusing a menu, they spend much of their time seeking sweet nutritious calories and avoiding bitter, potentially toxic food. But what happens in…

Neuroscientists have demonstrated in new research that dopamine plays a key role in how songbirds learn complex new sounds.

A new study disputes the prevailing hypothesis on why Mercury has a big core relative to its mantle. For decades, scientists argued that hit-and-run collisions blew away much of Mercury's…

In COVID-19 patients whose symptoms were mild, researchers found that they were more likely than sicker patients to have signs of prior infection by similar, less virulent coronaviruses.

Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study. According to the authors, plastic pollution is a global…

A new species of the extinct genus Vishnuonyx has been identified from the 11.4-million-year-old lower jaw found at the Upper Miocene site of Hammerschmiede in the Allgäu region of Germany.…

Paleontologists in China have identified a new species of pengornithid enantiornithine bird with a pair of elaborate tail feathers. Enantiornithes are the most successful group of Mesozoic birds, arguably representing…

The intermediate-mass black hole in question was caught in the act of swallowing a star, called a tidal disruption event. Dubbed 3XMM J215022.4-055108, the event occured in a star cluster…

Paleontologists have discovered tracks and trackways of newborns, calves and juveniles attributed to straight-tusked elephants (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) at the Upper Pleistocene site in Huelva, Spain. The straight-tusked elephant is a…

Until now, it has been unclear what created gamma-rays that appear in patches of seemingly ‘empty sky.’ “It’s a significant milestone to finally discover the origins of this gamma-ray emission,…

Using high-resolution images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, planetary scientists have discovered 4-billion-year-old layered deposits containing minerals consistent with altered volcanic ash throughout a region of northern Mars called Arabia…

Some unexplained results from the XENON1T dark-matter detector — a 1,300-kg vat of super-pure liquid xenon shielded from cosmic rays in a cryostat submerged in water deep 1.5 km beneath…

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found thousands of dense gas clumps but, surprisingly, no star formation, in a circumnuclear disk around Sagittarius A*, the 4-million-solar-mass black…

A new species of large-sized penguin being named Kairuku waewaeroa has been identified from the fossilized bones found in Kawhia Harbour on the North Island of New Zealand. Kairuku waewaeroa…

Entomologists have described a new species in the window fly genus Scenopinus from Finland. Window flies are members of Scenopinidae, a small family of primitive flies belonging to the superfamily…

When two substances are brought together, they will eventually settle into a steady state called the thermodynamic equilibrium. In new research, a team of physicists at Aalto University wanted to…

A series of previously unreported hand and foot impressions from the Tibetan Plateau dates to between 169,000 and 226,000 years ago (middle Pleistocene period) and may be the oldest work…

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have mapped out 18 organic and inorganic molecules in protoplanetary disks around five young stars: IM Lup, GM Aur, AS 209, HD…

According to a new study in mice, a probable cause of Alzheimer’s disease is the leakage from blood into the brain of fat-carrying particles transporting toxic proteins. “We identified the…

About 66 million years ago, a massive asteroid crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in what is now Mexico. The impact eradicated roughly 75%…

Impact bombardment has played a significant role in the evolution of the Earth-Moon system. However, it is suggested from different perspectives, including impact crater dating, asteroid dynamics, lunar samples, impact…

Using spectral data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the Chandra Source Catalog 2.0, and the Chandra COSMOS Legacy survey, astronomers have found that X-ray and ultraviolet luminosities of…

A new genus and species of palaeoscolecid worm has been identified from two specimens found in the Burgess Shale-type deposits in Utah, the United States. Palaeoscolecida is a group of…

A new community-dwelling study from Sweden suggests that the lunar cycle affects sleep in humans, with more pronounced sleep alterations in men than women. “Both the new and full moons…

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports provides empirical evidence for deliberate self-care tooling in a species of bird. “Most reports of tooling in birds revolve around foraging,”…

Novel face recognition datasets boost the performance of trained models; however, at the same time, they place a

Recently, lots of commonsense reasoning datasets have been created. However, existing benchmarks are often composed of data from

Skin cancer is a treatable condition and immunotherapies can be very effective. But even our novel medicine can

Animals are usually very protective of their own species. However, cannibalism is not uncommon behaviour in nature. For

Muscle mass and strength declines with age, leading to sarcopenia and contributing to frailty. Many distinct mechanisms are

 Peptides could be primed to solve the knotty problem of antibiotic resistance among humans. Rice University scientists believe they can

The experience of a fruit fly dying from cancer may seem worlds away from that of a human

Current smartphones use an asymmetric-cameras system consisting of multiple fixed-focal lenses. The most common configuration has dual cameras

Electric cars are very much like computers. They are so dependent on software that you pretty much need

DNA defects are linked to cancer and may be primary reasons for aging. However, scientists argue that protein

Here is something you don’t hear every day – climate change may force Arctic predators to eat more

A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding the origins of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181AD has

New property in an ultrathin cousin of graphene could allow for much denser computer memory. Ultrathin materials made

A specially designed lipid nanoparticle could deliver immune-signaling molecules into liver macrophage cells to overcome resistance to anti-tumor

Analyzing observations of an X-ray flare and fitting the data with theoretical models, UArizona astronomers documented a fatal

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a new, versatile antidote to counteract exposure to nerve agent poisoning.

Scientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the

Two interactive web experiences let you explore the Martian surface, as seen by cameras aboard the rover and