Saturn has a fuzzy core, spread over more than half the planet’s diameter

Analysis of a wave in one of Saturn’s rings has revealed that the planet’s core is diffuse and bloated with lots of hydrogen and helium.

How to detect, resist and counter the flood of fake news

Misinformation about health is drowning out the facts and putting us at risk. Researchers are learning why bad information spreads and how to protect yourself.

Some viruses thwart bacterial defenses with a unique genetic alphabet

DNA has four building blocks: A, C, T and G. But some bacteriophages swap A for Z, and scientists have figured out how and why they do it.

A child’s 78,000-year-old grave marks Africa’s oldest known human burial

Cave excavation of a youngster’s grave pushes back the date of the first human burial identified in the continent by at least a few thousand years.

A rare glimpse of a star before it went supernova defies expectations

A hydrogen-free supernova in a nearby galaxy appears to have come from an unusual source.

How a small city in Brazil may reveal how fast vaccines can curb COVID-19

Almost all adults in Serrana, Brazil, got COVID-19 shots. That may help answer questions about how well vaccines will work to end the pandemic.

Here’s what breakthrough infections reveal about COVID-19 vaccines

Studies analyzing vaccinated people in the real world show that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but experts are keeping an eye on variants.

A few simple tricks make fake news stories stick in the brain

Human brains rely on shortcuts to be efficient. But these shortcuts leave us vulnerable to false information.

2,500 years ago, the philosopher Anaxagoras brought science’s spirit to Athens

Natural philosopher Anaxagoras promoted the view that phenomena should be explained by natural processes, not attributed to the actions of the gods.

Meet three moderators fighting disinformation on Reddit’s largest coronavirus forum

Science News spoke with volunteers about what it takes to correct misinformation online during a pandemic.

The surge in U.S. coronavirus cases shows a shift in who’s getting sick

Younger, unvaccinated people are a rising share of COVID-19 cases, raising concerns anew that lack of vaccine access may hit minority populations hard.

Nanoscale nutrients can protect plants from fungal diseases

Applied to the shoots, nutrients served in tiny metallic packages are absorbed more efficiently, strengthening plants’ defenses against fungal attack.

The book ‘Viral BS’ offers a cure for medical myths and fake health news

In ‘Viral BS,’ physician and author Seema Yasmin fights misinformation with a dose of storytelling.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter’s mission with Perseverance has been extended

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has passed all its tests and is ready to support the Perseverance rover in looking for ancient Martian life.

Little Foot’s shoulders hint at how a human-chimp common ancestor climbed

The shape of the 3.67-million-year-old hominid’s shoulder blades suggests it had a gorilla-like ability to climb trees.

Wild donkeys and horses engineer water holes that help other species

Dozens of animals and even some plants in the American southwest take advantage of water-filled holes dug by these nonnative equids.

Lightning may be an important source of air-cleaning chemicals

Airplane observations show that thunderstorms can directly generate vast quantities of atmosphere-cleansing chemicals called oxidants.

Mantis shrimp start practicing their punches at just 9 days old

The fastest punches in the animal kingdom probably belong to mantis shrimp, who begin unleashing these attacks just over a week after hatching.

A clock’s accuracy may be tied to the entropy it creates

A clock made from a thin, wiggling membrane releases more entropy, or disorder, as it becomes more accurate.

Climate change may have changed the direction of the North Pole’s drift

A mid-1990s shift in the movement of the pole was driven by glacial melt, in part caused by climate change, among other factors, a new study reports.

Collaboration builds UK's first commercial quantum computer – Physics World

Oxford Instruments NanoScience is partnering in a three-year project to create and develop the UK's first quantum computer capable of running end-user applications in the cloud

Magic angle makes graphene simultaneously superconducting and insulating

Graphene just keeps getting weirder. Engineers at ETH Zurich have now managed to tweak the overachieving material so that some parts of a flake can be an electrical insulator while…

Researchers propose repurposing tabletop sensors to search for dark matter

Scientists are certain that dark matter exists. Yet, after more than 50 years of searching, they still have no direct evidence for the mysterious substance.

Rapid rovers, speedy sands: Fast-tracking terrain interaction modeling

Granular materials, such as sand and gravel, are an interesting class of materials. They can display solid, liquid, and gas-like properties, depending on the scenario. But things can get complicated…

Magnetic material breaks super-fast switching record

Researchers at CRANN (The Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices), and the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, today announced that a magnetic material developed at the…

Searching for the supersymmetric bottom quark (and its friends)

When it comes to quarks, those of the third generation (the top and bottom) are certainly the most fascinating and intriguing. Metaphorically, we would classify their social life as quite…

MIT turns 'magic' material into versatile electronic devices

In a feat worthy of a laboratory conceived by J.K. Rowling, MIT researchers and colleagues have turned a "magic" material composed of atomically thin layers of carbon into three useful…

Julius Sumner Miller Made Physics Fun For Everyone

Let’s face it — for the average person, math and formulas are not the most attractive side of physics. The fun is in the hands-on learning, the lab work, the…

Scientists model Saturn's interior

New Johns Hopkins University simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn's interior, suggesting that a thick layer of helium rain influences the planet's magnetic field.

A new window to see hidden side of magnetized universe

New observations and simulations show that jets of high-energy particles emitted from the central massive black hole in the brightest galaxy in galaxy clusters can be used to map the…

Superconductivity, high critical temperature found in 2D semimetal tungsten nitride

Superconductivity in two-dimensional (2D) systems has attracted much attention in recent years, both because of its relevance to our understanding of fundamental physics and because of potential technological ...

Quantum Double-Slit Experiment Offers Hope for Earth-Size Telescope | Quanta Magazine

A new proposal would use quantum hard drives to combine the light of multiple telescopes, letting astronomers create incredibly high-resolution optical images.

Gravitational-Wave Scientists Brilliant New Method to Refine the Hubble Constant – The Expansion and Age of the Universe

A team of international scientists, led by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), has proposed a simple…

Mysterious hydrogen-free supernova sheds light on stars' violent death throes

A curiously yellow pre-supernova star has caused astrophysicists to re-evaluate what's possible at the deaths of our Universe's most massive stars. The team describe the peculiar star and its resulting…

Researchers confront major hurdle in quantum computing

In a series of papers, Rochester researchers report major strides in improving the transfer of information in quantum systems.

A material keyboard made of graphene

Researchers at ETH Zurich have succeeded in turning specially prepared graphene flakes either into insulators or into superconductors by applying an electric voltage. This technique even works locally, ...

Quasi-periodic oscillation detected in Cygnus X-1

Using the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), astronomers from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory in China have detected a low frequency, quasi-periodic oscillation in a black hole high mass X-ray ...

New clues about an elusive material: A superconductor that can be synthesized in the lab

Titanium monoxide (TiO), an inorganic chemical compound, is a material that has eluded close study by physicists due to a dearth of high-purity single crystal samples. A team of researchers,…

Dark Energy Experiment 16 Years in the Making Could Illuminate Origin, Evolution, Fate of Universe

The universe we see is only the very tip of the vast cosmic iceberg. The hundreds of billions of galaxies it contains, each of them home to billions of stars,…

Machine learning accelerates cosmological simulations

A universe evolves over billions upon billions of years, but researchers have developed a way to create a complex simulated universe in less than a day. The technique, published in…

Study demonstrates swarm of photons that somersault in lockstep

Spinning or rotating objects are commonplace, from toy tops, fidget spinners, and figure skaters to water circling a drain, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

New algorithm uses a hologram to control trapped ions

Researchers have discovered the most precise way to control individual ions using holographic optical engineering technology.

Thrill of the magnetic moment

Fresh evidence in a longstanding puzzle of particle physics.

Dark matter detection

University of Delaware's Swati Singh is among a small group of researchers across the dark matter community that have begun to wonder if they are looking for the right type…

Jets from MRC 0600-399 bent by magnetic fields in the cluster Abell 3376

Radio observations of the cluster Abell 3376, combined with numerical modelling, attribute the bent jets associated with the second-brightest galaxy in the cluster to an ordered magnetic field at the…

Black hole jets bent by magnetic fields

Observational evidence of cosmic magnetic fields in a galaxy cluster.

“Unknown” -- Colossal Circular Cosmic Object Invisible to All Wavelengths of Light Except Radio with an Elliptical Galaxy at its Center | The Daily Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a new, bizarre type of cosmic object, ORC J0102–2450, while using the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder telescope. The colossal object is now the third odd radio…

How big is a 'fragment'?

When a drinking glass falls on the floor and breaks, the shards will vary in size from large to extremely small. For the broken glass of a bus shelter, the…

New look at a bright stellar nursery

This overlay shows radio (orange) and infrared images of a giant molecular cloud called W49A, where new stars are being formed. A team of astronomers led by Chris DePree of…

Superconductivity enters a new dimension – Physics World

Researchers observe two-dimensional "puddles" emerging in a three-dimensional superconductor

Complex shapes of photons to boost future quantum technologies

As the digital revolution has now become mainstream, quantum computing and quantum communication are rising in the consciousness of the field. The enhanced measurement technologies enabled by quantum ...

Scientists Say New Experiment Will Determine “Fate of the Universe”

A team of astronomers are trying to figure out what's behind the largest source of matter and energy in the universe: dark energy.

Study places new constraints on the time variation of gravitational constant G

Past physics theories introduced several fundamental constants, including Newton's constant G, which quantifies the strength of the gravitational interaction between two massive objects. Combined, these ...

An enigmatic connection between the forces of nature is allowing physicists to explore gravity’s quantum side.

Bats found to have innate sense of speed of sound

A pair of researchers with Tel Aviv University's School of Zoology has found that bats have an innate sense of the speed of sound. In their paper published in Proceedings…

Spinning black holes could deform under an external and static gravitational field

An open question among the physics community is whether black holes can be tidally deformed by an external gravitational field. If this were confirmed to be true, it could have…

Astronomers discover a new extragalactic circular radio source

Using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), astronomers have detected a new extragalactic odd radio circle (ORC). The newfound radio source, designated ORC J0102–2450, has a diameter ...

Physicist challenges conventional wisdom of climate change impact

U.S. companies are spending billions to reduce their carbon footprints. Steven Koonin, a physicist and former undersecretary for science in the Obama administration, is challenging the conventional wisdom on climate…

Gravitational-wave scientists propose new method to refine the Hubble Constant—the expansion and age of the universe

A team of international scientists, led by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), has proposed a simple…

Laser light makes a comeback (literally)

Straight-line constant-speed propagation in free space is a basic characteristic of light. In a recent study published in Communications Physics, researchers from Osaka University discovered the phenomenon ...

Photonics research harnesses the power of light

In a lab at USC, Mercedeh Khajavikhan engineers new structures that change the shape of light as it is transported. She creates groundbreaking structures in a field of science called…

Artificial intelligence: towards better, smarter and fairer physics – Physics World

The May 2021 issue of Physics World shows how physicists aren't just using AI for research but also trying to tackle some of its inherent human biases

Quiz: Can you pass a GCSE physics exam?

How much do you really remember about that physics you learned at school?

Indestructible light waves travel through opaque material as if it isn’t there – Physics World

Scattering-invariant modes of light are transmitted through a disordered medium in the same way as through homogeneous space

Intelligent drug discovery – Physics World

Leonard Wossnig of quantum drug-discovery firm Rahko describes the powerful capabilities of AI and quantum computing when combined

MIT tech allows a single object to be "tried out" in different colors

Imagine if you were a product designer who wanted to see what an actual physical object would look like in different colors or patterns. Well, MIT has designed a system…

Twitter rolls out improved image cropping on iOS and Android

Twitter started testing improved image cropping on its mobile apps earlier this year in March. The feature is now finally rolling out to all iOS and Android users.

AirTag stalking 'frighteningly easy'; multiple problems identified - 9to5Mac

A new report today says that AirTag stalking is 'frighteningly easy' thanks to a number of weaknesses in Apple's privacy protections ...

Asus Zenfone 8 Flip leak pairs flipping cameras with Snapdragon 888

It’s appeared online alongside a non-flipping Zenfone 8.

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Hidden debug mode for AirTags found in iOS 14.5 - 9to5Mac

A user on Reddit has found a secret debug mode for the AirTags Precision Finding interface, seemingly out of frustration. Alex Magri-Olson discovered that tapping on the name of the…

Google Photos could keep free, unlimited backups on new Pixel phones

Incoming Pixels could escape Google Photos' policy change

Apple's Find My has a hidden AirTag detail mode | AppleInsider

When looking for an AirTag, users can call up hidden developer information listing technical details about how tracking is working.

Apple AirTag sent in the mail to test tracking — here’s what happened next

How good is AirTag tracking? Someone put one in the mail to find out

Pokémon Sword and Shield record over 21 million all-time sales | Dot Esports

They maintain their position as the most sold Pokémon title on the Switch.

Google Photos might introduce a new free backup plan for Pixel phones

Google Photos is dropping its free unlimited backup plan at the end of this month, presumably because it's had enough time to train its machine-learning

OnePlus has updated these phones to Android 11 - 9to5Google

When will your OnePlus phone get the latest Android 11 build? Here's how or when you can expect the latest mobile OS on your smartphone.

Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip's specs and renders leak

The Zenfone 8 series will be unveiled on May 12.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Retains Its Crown In Nintendo Switch Best-Selling Games List

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is lining up a red shell, though

The Nintendo Switch can’t be stopped

Switch console and games sales up 37 percent for the year.

Internal emails and presentations revealed as part of the Apple-Epic Games lawsuit reveal Apple wanted Netflix to continue using the in-app payments system.

Future Pixel phones may get unlimited Google Photos backups with new “Storage Saver” option

In the latest version of Google Photos app, we have found strings for a new Storage saver option that may offer unlimited backups on future Pixels.

Google pretty much confirms a Pixel 6 with its own ‘Whitechapel’ silicon

While this leak doesn't reveal any actual details about the Google Silicon chip, it is like a piece of public evidence that ties the upcoming Pixel to GS101 and Whitechapel.

Apple TV+ Thriller 'Servant' Nominated for 2021 TV Choice Award

Popular Apple TV+ original show "Servant" has been nominated for the Best Drama Series category in the upcoming 2021 TV Choice Awards. ...

Cowboy’s new ebike is here with a new frame, fancy accessories, and MORE TORQUE

Belgian ebike maker Cowboy has just announced two new models, the C4 and C4ST. The pair bring improvements over the last models, and look great.

OnePlus Watch finally gets two features it should have had at the start

OnePlus is rolling out an update for the OnePlus Watch, which brings two new features that should've been available at launch.

New leaked renders show the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite 5G in pink

The tablet will come in a total of five colors.

AirTag Precision Finding Interface Includes Hidden 'Developer Mode'

A frustrated AirTag owner has inadvertently discovered the existence of a hidden "developer mode" in the on-screen interface that Find My...

Nintendo Drops Next Big Switch Game Aimed at Budding Game Designers

'Game Builder Garage' takes a fun approach to teaching beginners the basics of programming and game design.

Apple vs. Epic Games: The biggest secrets revealed so far

We finally learn how much money the Epic Games Store is losing when it gives away free games

OnePlus Watch update adds Always-On Display, but at the expense of battery life

Early this week, OnePlus announced a new update is available for its smartwatch, which brings the missing Always-on Display and remote control camera function.

Renders of the ASUS ZenFone 8 smartphones emerge just a week before launch

ASUS expected to launch the ZenFone 8 series next week, but leaked images provide a look at what we might expect at the announcement.

Googler publicly references Pixel 6's Whitechapel chip - 9to5Google

A Googler has publicly mentioned what we already knew, evidence that the Pixel 6 will run on a custom chip by the name of Whitechapel/GS101.

Report finds AirTag enables 'inexpensive, effective stalking' | AppleInsider

A report by The Washington Post delves into the security and safety functions Apple's new AirTag, concluding the device and its corresponding Find My service are not equipped with proper…

Googler drops hint that the Pixel 6 will have custom chip code-named “Whitechapel”

A Googler has left a comment that strongly hints the 2021 Pixel (Pixel 6) will be powered by Google's own GS101 chip code-named whitechapel.

Epic v. Apple turns into Windows v. Xbox

"What’s a computer" finally gets its day in court

Review | Apple’s AirTag trackers made it frighteningly easy to ‘stalk’ me in a test

Apple knows its tiny new lost-item tracker could empower domestic abuse but doesn’t do enough to stop it.

This is what happens when you lose an Apple AirTag | ZDNet

Apple has horned into the trackables market with the AirTag tracking button. But what happens when you lose one?

Apple AirTag, Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, Oppo Find X3 Pro, and more: ZDNet's reviews roundup | ZDNet

From Apple's latest innovation to a range of new smartphones and onto a neat lightbox, here's the kit we tested in April.

Facebook accuses Signal of lying about its attempt to run transparent Instagram ads | ZDNet

Facebook spokesperson Joe Osborne said Signal never tried to actually run the transparent Instagram ads and believes the company is only talking it up for publicity.

Joel McHale's Hisense announcement is just great comedy - 9to5Google

"Community" veteran Joel McHale hosts the announcement video for the 2021 Hisense TV lineup, and if you've got the time, it's worth the watch.

'No bird too tall': Twitter tweaks image crop, vertical photos flood site

"Twitter crop is gone." Artists and photographers rejoice, as do people who want to post photos of wookiees and tall hats.

Joel McHale namedrops Android Central while announcing new Hisense TVs

Hisense taps Joel McHale to help introduce its new lineup of 2021 Android TVs, including the first Dual Cell TV to launch in the US.

Apple lawyer to Epic engineer: Epic was 'dishonest,' acted 'without integrity' | Dot Esports

The third day of trial ended with a bang as Apple's counsel went on the attack.

Google Photos preps 'Storage saver' tier for Pixel that's 'free' - 9to5Google

An update to Google Photos today reveals apparent work on a new "Storage saver" tier that will be "free and unlimited" for Pixel...

Hydropower Can Help States Afford to Meet Net-Zero Emissions Targets by 2050

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently passed a climate bill that sets a target of net-zero emissions for the state by the year 2050. The bill... The post Hydropower Can Help…

An Easy Way to Improve Exercise Performance: Dab on Deep Heat Cream

Study finds boost in aerobic performance in athletes who used over-the-counter deep heat cream. Deep heat creams widely used by athletes to soothe sore muscles... The post An Easy Way…

Alcohol in Moderation May Help Protect the Heart by Calming Stress Signals in the Brain

  Findings should spur the search for new therapies that help lower stress and impact the heart without the drawbacks of alcohol. Moderate alcohol intake... The post Alcohol in Moderation…

Alien Raindrops Are Surprisingly Similar to Rain on Earth

Raindrops on other planets and moons are close to the size of raindrops on Earth despite having different chemical compositions and falling through vastly different... The post Alien Raindrops Are…

240-Million-Year-Old Ichthyosaur – Besanosaurus – Was an 26 Foot Long Marine Snapper

Paleontologists working in museum collections in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany have identified five additional specimens of a 240-million-year-old ichthyosaur, named Besanosaurus leptorhynchus, which was previously... The post 240-Million-Year-Old Ichthyosaur –…

60 Years Ago: Alan Shepard Becomes the First American in Space

In 1961, the United States and the Soviet Union found themselves in a race to put the first human being into space. The United States... The post 60 Years Ago:…

Novel Genetic Biomarker Linked to Hair Loss Can Determine COVID Severity in Men

Researchers have discovered a novel biomarker to identify male COVID-19 patients most at risk for ICU admission. The findings presented today at EADV’s 2021 Spring... The post Novel Genetic Biomarker…

A Giant Piece of Space Junk From a Chinese Rocket Is Hurtling Towards Earth – Here’s How Worried You Should Be

A large piece of space debris, possibly weighing several tonnes, is currently on an uncontrolled reentry phase (that’s space speak for “out of control”), and... The post A Giant Piece…

GridScale: Storing Renewable Energy in Stones Instead of Lithium Batteries

The concept of storing renewable energy in stones has come one step closer to realization with the construction of the GridScale demonstration plant. The plant... The post GridScale: Storing Renewable…

Achieving High COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Levels by Summer Can Prevent Millions of Cases and Save Billions of Dollars

New study finds if the United States vaccinates half its population by the summer vs fall, 6.8 million cases could be prevented and $9.8 billion... The post Achieving High COVID-19…

Many Consumers Misinterpret Food (Best By / Use By) Expiration Date Labels

Consumer education is needed to increase understanding of food date labels according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Misunderstanding... The post Many Consumers Misinterpret…

Global Warming Could Lead to the Melting of More Than a Third of Antarctic Ice Shelves, Huge Rise in Sea Levels

Data collected using the MAR climate model developed at ULiège indicate that this could happen as early as the end of this century, or even... The post Global Warming Could…

Flat Pasta Developed That Morphs Into Shape When Cooked

Flat-packed noodles create more sustainable packaging, transportation and storage. People love pasta for its shapes — from tubes of penne and rigatoni to spirals of... The post Flat Pasta Developed…

Experts Debate: Is PTSD Overdiagnosed?

Some clinicians are concerned that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis has risen throughout Western society since the late 1980s. Is this correct? And if so,... The post Experts Debate: Is…

How Moderna Helped Launch a Vaccine Revolution

Moderna CFO David Meline, University of Chicago MBA’86, discusses launch of innovative mRNA technology. With a successful mRNA coronavirus vaccine, 24 products in the pipeline,... The post How Moderna Helped…

Dementia Linked to Poor Kidney Function in New Research

  Older people with kidney disease have a higher risk of dementia, and the risk increases with the rate and stage of kidney function decline.... The post Dementia Linked to…

Researchers Analyze: How Accurate Were Early Expert Predictions on COVID-19?

Who made more accurate predictions about the course of the COVID-19 pandemic — experts or the public? A study from the University of Cambridge has... The post Researchers Analyze: How…

Gravitational-Wave Scientists Brilliant New Method to Refine the Hubble Constant – The Expansion and Age of the Universe

A team of international scientists, led by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery... The post Gravitational-Wave Scientists Brilliant…

New Miniature Trap-Jaw Ant Ant Species Discovered – Named in Recognition of Gender Diversity

A newly discovered miniature trap jaw ant from the evergreen tropical forests of Ecuador bears the curious Latin name Strumigenys ayersthey, among hundreds, which are... The post New Miniature Trap-Jaw…

Africa’s Oldest Human Burial Site Uncovered: 78,000-Year-Old Remains Reveal How Stone Age Populations Interacted With the Dead

Dating to 78,000 years ago, the burial was found by archaeologists in Panga ya Saidi, a cave site on the Kenyan coast. Despite being home... The post Africa’s Oldest Human…

Researchers Discover New Disease That Prevents Formation of Antibodies

CHOP team treated patient with the condition, known as PU.MA, thanks to a bone marrow donation from the patient’s older brother. When Luke Terrio was... The post Researchers Discover New…

A New Way to Make AR/VR Glasses: Freeform Optics Combined With Metasurface to Avoid “Bug Eyes”

“Image” is everything in the $20 billion market for AR/VR glasses. Consumers are looking for glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality... The post A New Way…

New Moon Map Created to Help Guide Future Lunar Exploration Missions

The map, along with proposed paths for robotic rovers, provides new details on a scientifically important region of the moon’s south pole. A new map... The post New Moon Map…

Where You Live May Make a Big Difference on How Long You Live After a Heart Attack

Patients from disadvantaged neighborhoods face significantly higher risk of death, study finds. Black patients from disadvantaged neighborhoods were significantly more likely to die within five... The post Where You Live…

Scientists have found that lightning bolts and, surprisingly, subvisible discharges that cannot be seen by cameras or the naked eye produce extreme amounts of the hydroxyl radical and hydroperoxyl radical.…

A new study documents the newly named Bering Transitory Archipelago and then points to how, when and where the first Americans may have crossed. The authors' stepping-stones hypothesis depends on…

Scientists have shown that almost all the world's glaciers are becoming thinner and losing mass -- and that these changes are picking up pace. The team's analysis is the most…

A large study reveals the way relative brain size of mammals changed over the last 150 million years.

A new study led by a planetary scientist uses a computer model of Mars to put forth a promising explanation onto how Mars once contained rivers and lakes: Mars could…

Researchers examined 14,000 genetic differences between modern humans and our most recent ancestors at a new level of detail. They found that differences in gene activation -- not just genetic…

Researchers utilized genomic tools to investigate potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, a known carcinogen, as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. One study found no evidence…

New research suggests that rocks in the Martian crust could produce the same kind of chemical energy that supports microbial life deep beneath Earth's surface.

Researchers have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellular cleaning mechanism that gets rid of unwanted proteins…

Researchers showed that COVID-19 survivors -- including those not sick enough to be hospitalized -- have an increased risk of death in the six months following diagnosis with the virus.…

The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a…

It's a common sight: pelicans gliding along the waves, right by the shore. These birds make this kind of surfing look effortless, but actually the physics involved that give them…

The fearsome tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as popularly envisioned, but social carnivores with complex hunting strategies like wolves.

Researchers examined the shoulder assembly of Little Foot, an Australopithecus that lived more than 3 million years ago, and may have confirmed how our human ancestors used their arms.

The small rotorcraft made history, hovering above Jezero Crater, demonstrating that powered, controlled flight on another planet is possible.

Tarantulas are among the most notorious spiders, due in part to their size, vibrant colors and prevalence throughout the world. But one thing most people don't know is that tarantulas…

Scientists have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of…

Volcanologists' ability to estimate eruption risks is largely reliant on knowing where pools of magma are stored, deep in the Earth's crust. But what happens if the magma can't be…

Researchers report the discovery of a super-Earth orbiting the star GJ 740, a red dwarf star situated some 36 light years from Earth.

Scientists have figured out how to modify CRISPR's basic architecture to extend its reach beyond the genome and into what's known as the epigenome -- proteins and small molecules that…

Researchers have injected human stem cells into primate embryos and were able to grow chimeric embryos for a significant period of time -- up to 20 days. The research, despite…

With fossils few and far between, paleontologists have shied away from estimating the size of extinct populations. But scientists decided to try, focusing on the North American predator T. rex.…

A team of researchers reports realization of a multi-node quantum network, connecting three quantum processors. In addition, they achieved a proof-of-principle demonstration of key quantum network protocols.

Coral reefs provide many services to coastal communities, including critical protection from flood damage. A new study reveals how valuable coral reefs are in protecting people, structures, and economic activity…

In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of…

The human scream signals more than fear of imminent danger or entanglement in social conflicts. Screaming can also express joy or excitement. For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that…

The muon is a tiny particle, but it has the giant potential to upend our understanding of the subatomic world and reveal an undiscovered type of fundamental physics.

Really big systems, like ocean currents and weather, work on really big scales. And so too does your plastic waste, according to new research.

A global science collaboration using data from NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar…

Every year, our planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars. Some of them reach the ground…

A research team has discovered that the Martian climate alternated between dry and wetter periods, before drying up completely about 3 billion years ago.

Scientists have shown that coral structures consist of a biomineral containing a highly organized organic mix of proteins that resembles what is in our bones. Their study shows that several…

A new study explains why people rarely look at a situation, object or idea that needs improving -- in all kinds of contexts -- and think to remove something as…

The fossil skull of a woman in Czechia has provided the oldest modern human genome yet reconstructed, representing a population that formed before the ancestors of present-day Europeans and Asians…

We are made of stardust, the saying goes, and a pair of studies finds that may be more true than we previously thought.

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences…

A single 'super photon' made up of many thousands of individual light particles: About ten years ago, researchers produced such an extreme aggregate state for the first time. Researchers report…

A computer game that induces mice to experience hallucination-like events could be a key to understanding the neurobiological roots of psychosis, according to a new study.

Neurons lack the ability to replicate their DNA, so they're constantly working to repair damage to their genome. A new study finds that these repairs are not random, but instead…

A possible explanation for why many cancer drugs that kill tumor cells in mouse models won't work in human trials has been found.

A study has both good news and bad news for the future of African elephants. While about 18 million square kilometers of Africa -- an area bigger than the whole…

A new study has found the first evidence of sophisticated breathing organs in 450-million-year-old sea creatures. Contrary to previous thought, trilobites were leg breathers, with structures resembling gills hanging off…

New research has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood. The group further showed…

Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result may help scientists learn more about this enigmatic ice giant planet in our solar system.

Researchers find that the earliest bacteria had the tools to perform a crucial step in photosynthesis, changing how we think life evolved on Earth.

A new study is the first to identify how human brains grow much larger, with three times as many neurons, compared with chimpanzee and gorilla brains. The study identified a…

A team of researchers has examined the fossil record of these apex predators and found out that modern tiger sharks are older than previously thought.

Earth scientists have discovered possibly the oldest cephalopods in Earth's history. The 522 million-year-old fossils from Newfoundland (Canada) could turn out to be the first known form of these highly…

Researchers analyzed gene expression in fresh brain tissue and found that gene expression in some cells actually increased after death.

Webbed feet, flipper-like wings and unique feathers all helped penguins adapt to life underwater. But by resurrecting two ancient versions of hemoglobin, a research team has shown that the evolution…

On July 11, 2020, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe made its third flyby of Venus. During 7 min around the closest approach, one of the spacecraft’s scientific instruments detected low-frequency radio…

Sahonachelys mailakavava, a newly-identified species of pelomedusoid turtle from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar, had an unusually flattened skull, a particularly gracile lower jaw, and enlarged tongue bones, which not…

Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have captured new, high-resolution radio images of a massive star-forming region called W49A. W49A, also known as GAL 043.169+00.00, lies…

Consumption of at least  60 mg/day of vegetable nitrate (one cup of green leafy vegetables) can significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases, according to new research from Edith Cowan University.…

An international team of planetary researchers from the University of Arkansas and elsewhere has produced a high-resolution geologic map of the Schrödinger basin, the second-youngest impact basin on the Moon.…

Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) exoplanet-hunting mission have detected the rising and decaying optical afterglow of the gamma-ray burst event GRB 191016A. GRB 191016A occurred on October…

Otus brookii brookii, a subspecies of the Rajah scops-owl (Otus brookii) that had been lost to science since 1892, has been discovered alive and photographed in the montane forests of…

Paleontologists from the Ohio State University at Marion and Gonzaga University have identified a new species of large machairodontine saber-toothed cat from the fossilized remains found in North America. The…

Named beryllonitrene, the new two-dimensional (2D) material consists of regularly arranged nitrogen (N) and beryllium (Be) atoms and has an unusual electronic lattice structure, according to a study led by…

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have identified 14 candidate antistars — stars made of antimatter — in our Milky Way Galaxy. “We generally take it for…

Feral equids (horses and donkeys) reintroduced to desert regions in the North American southwest regularly dig wells to expose groundwater, increasing water availability — and sometimes providing the only water…

Bicellum brasieri, a freshwater protist that lived nearly one billion years ago, had two distinct cell types and could be the earliest multicellular animal ever recorded. Found in the Scottish…

A team of marine biologists from the United States, Spain and Taiwan has discovered a new species of the snapper genus Etelis living in Indo-West Pacific waters. Etelis is a…

Abell 3827, a galaxy cluster located approximately 1.3 billion light-years away in the southern constellation of Indus, is so massive that its gravity bends light like a giant lens. Galaxy…

Astronomers using Earth-based radar observations have measured some of the fundamental properties of the planet Venus: the precise length of a day, the tilt of its axis, and the size…

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have imaged a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet around the orange dwarf star PDS 70. This is the first time that an exoplanet has been…

Scientists have described a new species of the frog genus Brachycephalus from the forests of the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Brachycephalus is a genus of miniaturized frogs that live…

2018 LA, a 1.5-m-wide asteroid that disintegrated harmlessly over Botswana, Africa, just hours after its discovery on June 2, 2018, is only the second asteroid detected in space prior to…

Researchers from the Vertebrate Genomes Project have produced a chromosome-level, fully haplotype-resolved diploid genome assembly for the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), an important primate model for a broad range of…

Astronomers using the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-m Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory have captured a breathtaking photo of an irregular dwarf galaxy called Sextans B. Sextans B resides approximately…

During the COVID-19 pandemic we started using more disinfectants. That is a good precautionary measure that definitely helps

COVID-19 pandemic has put us on our toes. It feels like it’s been bothering us for a very

“Programmable matter” technique could enable product designers to churn out prototypes with ease. When was the last time

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have discovered a species of the ascidian, a marine animal, capable of regenerating all

Researchers ID protein “signature” in severe COVID-19 cases. Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified the

A team of University of Alberta researchers has discovered a way to use 3-D bioprinting technology to create

Quantum science has the potential to revolutionize modern technology with more efficient computers, communication, and sensing devices. But

Research uncovers patterns in the resting brains of highly sensitive people. You know that raw overwhelm people have

Modern medicine relies on an extensive arsenal of drugs to combat deadly diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS

Researchers are now able to wirelessly record the directly measured brain activity of patients living with Parkinson’s disease

With rapidly growing demands on health care systems, nurses typically spend 18 to 40 percent of their time

Researchers at the University of Toronto are developing microrobots, precisely controlled by magnetic fields, that could one day

One-of-a-kind tool helped solve anode puzzle that thwarted previous attempts. When it comes to batteries, lithium-ion are the

Millions of people have seen footage of the famed Arecibo radio telescope‘s collapse in December 2020. What they

Findings may explain why people can produce high levels of the coronavirus and spread infection before symptoms appear. New research

Small changes in the structure of DNA have been implicated in breast cancer and other diseases, but they’ve

A new smell test developed by Queen Mary University of London researchers has been found to be easy

A single dose of vaccine boosts potent responses against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variants in those with previous COVID-19, a