Oort cloud comets may spin themselves to death

How icy objects from the solar system’s fringe break up as they near the sun is a long-standing mystery. One astronomer now thinks he has an answer.

The first known monkeypox infection in a pet dog hints at spillover risk

A person passed monkeypox to a dog. Other animals might be next, allowing the virus to set up shop outside of Africa for the first time.

Protons contain intrinsic charm quarks, a new study suggests

The massive quarks — counterintuitively heavier than the proton itself — might carry about 0.6 percent of a proton’s momentum.

Two new books show how sexism still pervades astronomy

In A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman and The Sky Is for Everyone, female astronomers recount how sexism has affected their careers.

Spiraling footballs wobble at one of two specific frequencies

Researchers simulated the path of a flying football to study how pigskins wobble and why they drift sideways.

Asteroid impacts might have created some of Mars’ sand

Roughly a quarter of the Red Planet’s sand is spherical bits of glass forged in violent impacts, new observations reveal.

Over time, Betelgeuse changed color. Now it’s also lost its rhythm

A recent upset to the star’s variability and ancient records that describe the red star as yellow tell a tale of a star that is no stranger to change.

Physicists spotted rare W boson trios at the Large Hadron Collider

By measuring how often triplets of particles called W bosons appear, scientists can check physics’ standard model for any cracks.

COVID-19 infections can rebound for some people. It’s unclear why

Rebounding COVID-19 isn’t limited to Paxlovid patients. An infection can come back even for people not given the drug.

50 years ago, scientists hoped freezing donor organs would boost transplants

In the 1970s, biologists hoped to freeze organs so more could last long enough to be transplanted. Scientists are now starting to manage this feat.

These researchers are unlocking Renaissance beauty secrets

An art historian has teamed up with chemists to uncover the science behind cosmetics used around 500 years ago.

Why humans have more voice control than any other primates

Unlike all other studied primates, humans lack vocal membranes. That lets humans produce the sounds that language is built on, a new study suggests.

The Arctic is warming even faster than scientists realized

The Arctic isn’t just heating up two to three times as quickly as the rest of the planet. New analyses show that warming is almost four times as fast.

Multiple sclerosis has a common viral culprit, opening doors to new approaches

Learning how the common Epstein-Barr virus may trigger multiple sclerosis could help experts design better treatments — or perhaps end the disease.

Zoo gorillas use a weird new call that sounds like a sneezy cough

A novel vocalization made by the captive great apes may help them draw human attention.

Sea sponges launch slow-motion snot rockets to clean their pores

Sea sponges rely on a sneezing mechanism to clear their pores, using mucus to flush out debris. This mucus provides food for other marine life.

How balloons could one day detect quakes on Venus

A new study opens the door for future balloon-based missions to study the geology of other worlds.

Relocated beavers helped mitigate some effects of climate change

Along a river in Washington state, the repositioned beavers built dams that lowered stream temperatures and boosted water storage.

Scientists mapped dark matter around galaxies in the early universe

A technique used to reveal dark matter could also shed light on a disagreement about the clumpiness of matter in the cosmos.

Mini-Neptunes may become super-Earths as the exoplanets lose their atmospheres

Starlight is eroding the atmospheres of a handful of gassy exoplanets that are a bit smaller than Neptune, gradually exposing the rocky cores within.

This Is The Photon Ring Around A Supermassive Black Hole

Something was hiding in the historic observations of M87*.

New quantum technology combines free electrons and photons

Faster computers, tap-proof communication, better car sensors—quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionize our lives just as the invention of computers or the internet once did. Experts ...

A superconducting diode without an external magnetic field

Superconductors are the key to lossless current flow. However, the realization of superconducting diodes has only recently become an important topic of fundamental research. An international research ...

The Photon Ring: Astrophysicists “Resolve a Fundamental Signature of Gravity Around a Black Hole”

In a vivid confirmation of theoretical prediction, scientists have discerned a sharp ring of light created by photons whipping around the back of a supermassive black hole. When astronomers revealed humanity’s historic first image of a black hole in 2019 – depicting a dark core encircled by a fiery

Sleeping giant could end deep ocean life

A previously overlooked factor—the position of continents—helps fill Earth's oceans with life-supporting oxygen. Continental movement could ultimately have the opposite effect, killing most deep ocean ...

Colliding black holes could clock universe's expansion rate

'Spectral siren' method suggests mergers between massive and compact cosmic objects could help understand how the universe has evolved.

Physicists discover a mind-bending puzzle about protons at the quantum level

Quarks can sneak in and give protons a little extra heft now and then.

Protons contain intrinsic charm quarks, a new study suggests

The massive quarks — counterintuitively heavier than the proton itself — might carry about 0.6 percent of a proton’s momentum.

Do protons have intrinsic charm? New evidence suggests yes

Nature - Hear the biggest stories from the world of science | 17 August 2022

Evidence at last that the proton has intrinsic charm

Nature - Machine learning reveals nature of proton charm quarks.

Evidence for intrinsic charm quarks in the proton

Nature - Through machine learning analysis of a large set of collider data, a study disentangles intrinsic from radiatively generated charm, and finds evidence for an intrinsic charm quark within...

Fusion energy world-record achieved, proof it can self-sustain

The LLNL's National Ignition Facility's world record nuclear fusion energy yield of 1.3 MJ has been confirmed as the first achievement of fusion ignition.

Physicists surprised to discover the proton contains a charm quark | New Scientist

The textbook description of a proton says it contains three smaller particles - two up quarks and a down quark - but a new analysis has found strong evidence that it also holds a charm quark

For the first time, scientists have named a heat wave

A heat wave in Spain gets a name like a hurricane.

Sharp ring of light spotted around supermassive black hole – Physics World

Observation by Event Horizon Telescope confirms prediction of general relativity

Supermassive black hole's bright 'photon ring' revealed in new image

The first image of the black hole at the heart of the galaxy M87 has been 'remastered' to reveal forces at work around the behemoth.

To understand chaos theory, play a game of Plinko

The game of Plinko perfectly illustrates chaos theory. Even with indistinguishable initial conditions, the outcome is always uncertain.

Nuclear fusion scientists have used magnets to steer reactions

Magnets and lasers have been used in combination to force atoms to fuse as scientists chase a viable fusion reactor to provide limitless clean energy.

Scientists plan to use colliding black holes to measure how fast universe is expanding

Astrophysicists have developed a method for using pairs of colliding black holes to measure how fast the universe is expanding and with it, how the universe evolved and where it is going

Scientists entangled two different quantum nodes 12.5 km apart from each other

Two quantum nodes were entangled by Chinese scientists

Quantum Physics Could Finally Explain Consciousness, Scientists Say

We asked a theoretical physicist, an experimental physicist, and a professor of philosophy to weigh in.

Microneedles unlock curcumin's therapeutic potential

While turmeric root has been used medicinally throughout the world for centuries, science has found that its main chemical component, curcumin, breaks down in the body before its ultimate benefits can ...

A Major Step Towards Nuclear Fusion As Researchers Confirm Scientific Ignition

On Aug. 8, 2021, scientists took a laser the size of three football fields and focused all 192 ...

How Black Holes Smashing Together Could Settle an Astronomical Dispute

Violent ripples reverberating across spacetime might finally reveal how quickly our universe is expanding.

Wobbling droplets in space confirm late professor's theory

At a time when astronomers around the world are reveling in new views of the distant cosmos, an experiment on the International Space Station has given Cornell researchers fresh insight into something ...

Identifying a new, cleaner source for white light

When early humans discovered how to harness fire, they were able to push back against the nightly darkness that enveloped them. With the invention and widespread adoption of electricity, it became easier ...

Researchers study the turbulence raging inside distant stars

Stunning new images created by Keele researchers highlight the turbulent flow of energy inside distant stars.

2D boundaries could create electricity

There's still plenty of room at the bottom to generate piezoelectricity. Engineers at Rice University and their colleagues are showing the way.

Spiraling footballs wobble at one of two specific frequencies

Researchers simulated the path of a flying football to study how pigskins wobble and why they drift sideways.

Scientists blast atoms with Fibonacci laser to make an "extra" dimension of time

The new phase was made by firing lasers at 10 ytterbium ions inside a quantum computer.

China's X-ray observatory detects strongest magnetic field ever recorded

China's Insight-HXMT telescope breaks its own record with new detection.

Physics Duo Finds Magic in Two Dimensions | Quanta Magazine

In exploring a family of two-dimensional crystals, a husband-and-wife team is uncovering a potent variety of new electron behaviors.

The photon ring: A black hole ready for its close-up

When scientists unveiled humanity's historic first image of a black hole in 2019—depicting a dark core encircled by a fiery aura of material falling toward it—they believed even richer imagery and ...

Black Hole Mysteries Solved

Recent theoretical and observational results have revealed new secrets about these shadowy objects, with deep implications for more than just black holes themselves

How Physicists Cracked a Black Hole Paradox

An artificially intelligent first author presents many ethical questions—and could upend the publishing process

Scientists take another theoretical step toward uncovering the mystery of dark matter, black holes

Much of the matter in the universe remains unknown and undefined, yet theoretical physicists continue to gain clues to the properties of dark matter and black holes. A study by a team of scientists including ...

Black hole collisions could help us measure how fast the universe is expanding

A black hole is usually where information goes to disappear—but scientists may have found a trick to use its last moments to tell us about the history of the universe.

“Spectral Siren” – Black Hole Collisions Could Help Measure How Fast the Universe Is Expanding

University of Chicago astronomers propose ‘spectral siren’ method to understand evolution of the universe. A black hole is usually where information goes to disappear. However, scientists may have found a trick to use its last moments to tell us about the history of the universe. Two Universit

Black hole 'superradiance' phenomenon may aid quest for dark matter

Scientists think that when dark photons collect around black holes, they can get trapped and boosted to high energies, where they might transform into other particles (or even just normal photons).

Primordial Black Holes Could Have Triggered the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes

Computer simulations show the role primordial black holes may have played in the early universe, but the process isn't clear cut.

Astronomers discovered the earliest known dark matter — and it's not behaving as predicted

For the first time, scientists used the radiation residue of the Big Bang to measure dark matter around extremely distant galaxies.

The First Milky Way Black Hole Image Lets Scientists Test Physics

The first image of the behemoth at the center of our galaxy opens new avenues for understanding the nature of black holes

The new generation of Starlink satellites remain above the accepted brightness threshold

It's one of the stranger sights of the modern Space Age. Recently, we found ourselves under the relatively dark skies of southern Spain. Sure enough, within a few minutes, we caught sight of a chain of ...

The entanglement of two quantum memory systems 12.5 km apart from each other

Quantum computing technology could have notable advantages over classical computing technology, including a faster speed and the ability to tackle more complex problems. In recent years, some researchers ...

Record for the strongest steady magnetic field 'broken'

Superconductive hybrid magnet claimed to be 4,500 times stronger than a fridge stick-on

How primordial black holes might explain dark matter | Aeon Essays

Could primordial black holes from the beginning of time explain ‘dark matter’, the mysterious missing mass in the Universe?

China creates world's strongest magnetic field

China breaks the record for the world's strongest magnetic field with 45.22 tesla, by passing the previous US record

'Cannibal' Solar Ejection Expected To Hit Earth

The sun could be sending a storm to Earth over the next few days.

3D model suggests ancient Megadolon could eat an orca in just five bites

By combining cutting-edge digital modeling with analysis of a rare, one-of-a-kind fossil, scientists have pieced together the first 3D reconstruction of the Megadolon, the largest shark to ever live. From this new 3D model the scientists were able to gain fascinating new insights into the behaviors of this terrifying prehistoric predator, including a diet that included blubber-rich whales measuring up to eight meters (26-ft) long.

'Cannibal' solar burst headed for Earth could make northern lights visible in U.S.

A plume of "dark plasma" from the sun is expected to be overtaken by a "cannibal" solar burst that may cause an aurora display visible throughout large portions of the United States on Thursday.

Dino killing meteor had a cousin! Left a big impact on Earth, know where it did so

Did the meteor which killed the dinosaur caused another impact in the ocean? Or did it have a cousin meteor which did it? Read on to find out.

Scientists can use black holes to finally discover how fast the universe is expanding

The Hubble constant, the rate at which the universe expands, has been debated since it was discovered 100 years ago

Track NASA’s Artemis I Mission in Real Time

Join NASA’s Orion spacecraft on its first mission around the Moon using the Artemis Real-time Orbit Website (AROW) to track the spacecraft’s flight as it happens.

Russian astronauts' spacewalk disrupted by spacesuit issue

Two Russian astronauts ended their spacewalk earlier than planned on Wednesday as one of them had a battery issue with his spacesuit, Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos said.

Time-lapse video speeds up moon rocket's trip to launchpad | Digital Trends

NASA's new moon rocket took 10 hours to reach the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center ahead of its first flight weeks from now. Here's the trip in 25 seconds.

How to watch SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon depart ISS this week | Digital Trends

Fans of slow TV can enjoy watching SpaceX's Cargo Dragon spacecraft depart from the International Space Station on Thursday at the start of its journey home.

Watch a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule leave the space station Thursday

The robotic freighter is scheduled to depart the ISS around 11:05 a.m. ET.

SpaceX CRS-25 Dragon Returns with Scientific Hardware & Samples

SpaceX’s 25th commercial resupply mission (SpaceX CRS-25) is scheduled to return home from the International Space Station on August 19.

Russian Spacewalk Ends Early After Battery Power Issue on Spacesuit

Russian flight controllers instructed Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev, both of Roscosmos, to end the August 17 spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) due to a battery power issue on Artemyev’s Orlan spacesuit. During the spacewalk, the two cosmo

Artemis: What you need to know

The Artemis mission plans to send astronauts back to the moon for the first time in 50 years.

NASA will return to the moon, looks to Mars in journey that starts in New Orleans

When NASA was sending astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s, the road to space ran through south Louisiana and Mississippi. When they return there in 2024, more

Mankind's journey back to the moon starts in New Orleans

Several components for NASA's Artemis rockets are being built right now in New Orleans East.

Surprise Discovery: Sleeping Giant Could End Deep Ocean Life

Continental movement is capable of throttling marine oxygen. A previously overlooked factor — the position of continents — helps fill Earth’s oceans with life-supporting oxygen. Continental movement could ultimately have the opposite effect, killing the majority of deep ocean creatures. “Contine

WARNING! Huge Solar Storm could trigger scary Geomagnetic Storm today, August 18

The Solar Storm is expected to hit Earth today, August 18 and it will trigger a scary Geomagnetic Storm. Here’s more about it.

Ancient megalodon super-predators could swallow a great white shark whole, new model reveals

The largest shark to ever live on Earth, megalodon terrorised the world’s oceans, and could eat a killer whale in just a few bites.

Megalodons, ancient sharks larger than a school bus, once roamed the seas and feasted on huge meals, study says

New research suggests that a giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could devour a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites.

Russian Spacewalk Cut Short Due to Issue With Suit

Mission control told Oleg Artemyev to return to the airlock immediately.

SLS arrives at the pad for Artemis 1 launch - SpaceNews

NASA’s Space Launch System made its third trip to the launch pad Aug. 17, this time with the intent of lifting by early next month.

Sleeping giant could end deep ocean life

A previously overlooked factor—the position of continents—helps fill Earth's oceans with life-supporting oxygen. Continental movement could ultimately have the opposite effect, killing most deep ocean ...

Continental configuration controls ocean oxygenation during the Phanerozoic

Nature - Analysis of a series of Earth system model experiments shows that continental rearrangement during the Phanerozoic had a marked influence on variations in ocean oxygenation, independent of...

Earth's shifting continents could WIPE OUT marine life, study warns

Researchers from University of California, Riverside have warned that movement of Earth's continents could wipe out marine life in the deepest parts of the oceans by starving them of oxygen.

Plate tectonics controls ocean oxygen levels

Nature - Simulations show how continental configuration affects ocean oxygenation.

NASA Scientists Study How to Remove Planetary 'Photobombers'

A NASA study details the ways the light telescopes receive from potentially habitable planets beyond our solar system could be “contaminated” by light from other nearby planets. The research modeled this “photobombing” effect on an advanced space telescope designed to observe these worlds and suggested ways to overcome the challenge.

NASA’s new moon rocket reaches launch pad for flight around moon

The Artemis programme marks the first time the United States has travelled to the moon in 50 years.

The aurora borealis could appear in New York, Chicago, and Portland on Wednesday, as solar storms crash into Earth

Eruptions of plasma from the sun are careening toward Earth, so forecasters expect a geomagnetic storm to push the Northern Lights south on Wednesday.

Giant 'Superpredator' Megalodon Sharks Once Roamed the Seas, Feasting on Huge Meals

At around 50 feet from nose to tail, the megalodon was bigger than a school bus.

Russian Cosmonaut Forced to Abandon Spacewalk Due to Spacesuit Power Malfunction

The cosmonauts were a little over two hours into their spacewalk when a voltage fluctuation was detected.

Megalodon targeted prey as large as killer whales 11 million years ago

A new study led by the Royal Veterinary College sheds light on megalodon's chosen prey, and suggests the ancient beast feasted on animals as large as killer whales.

A Russian spacewalker had to rush back inside the International Space Station on Wednesday when the battery voltage in his spacesuit suddenly dropped.

Giant 'Superpredator' Megalodon Sharks Once Roamed the Seas, Feasting on Huge Meals

At around 50 feet from nose to tail, the megalodon was bigger than a school bus.

A second asteroid may have crashed into Earth as the dinosaurs died

If confirmed as a crater, it would have crashed into Earth within a million years of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs.

New 3D model shows: Megalodon could eat prey the size of entire killer whales

The reconstructed megalodon (Otodus megalodon) was 16 meters long and weighed more than 61 tons. It was estimated that it swam at around 1.4 meters per second, required over 98,000 kilo calories every ...

Giant sharks once roamed the seas, feasting on huge meals

NEW YORK (AP) — Today's sharks have nothing on their ancient cousins. A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites, new research suggests. For their study published Wednesday, researchers used fossil evidence to create a 3D model of the megalodon — one of the biggest predatory fish of all time — and…

Ancient megalodon shark could eat a whale in a few bites, research suggests

Study used fossil evidence to create a 3D model of the 50ft-long shark and estimated it could have eaten a killer whale in five bites

Ancient megalodon shark could eat a whale in just a few bites | New Scientist

The first 3D reconstruction of a huge, ancient shark called megalodon suggests it was even bigger than previously thought

Study is first to put a hard number on how much energy we use grinding our gums

How Chewing Shaped Human Evolution

An experiment revealed that chomping on slightly tougher material requires markedly more energy. Spending less time on mastication may go hand in hand with human evolution.

The cost of chewing: The energetics and evolutionary significance of mastication in humans

Determining the energetic cost of mastication in humans sheds light on the evolution of the human feeding system.

Hard chews: Why mastication played a crucial role in evolution

We do it every day but barely give it a thought: chewing our food. But the "simple" process of masticating food may have played a crucial role in the evolution of our jaws, facial muscles and teeth.

Chewing can increase your body's energy use by up to 15 per cent | New Scientist

Researchers used a plastic dome placed over people's heads to measure how much energy they expended chewing gum versus sitting idly. They found chewing gum uses a significant amount of energy

The Photon Ring: Astrophysicists “Resolve a Fundamental Signature of Gravity Around a Black Hole”

In a vivid confirmation of theoretical prediction, scientists have discerned a sharp ring of light created by photons whipping around the back of a supermassive black hole. When astronomers revealed humanity’s historic first image of a black hole in 2019 – depicting a dark core encircled by a fiery

Vegan Diets Enhance Diet Quality and Help You Lose Weight

Researchers find that a vegan diet high in legumes helps people lose weight. According to recent research from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that was... The post Vegan Diets Enhance Diet Quality and Help You Lose Weight appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Walking Can Reduce Knee Pain for People Who Have Arthiritis

How walking can lead to healthier knees. According to a recent study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology and conducted by Baylor College of Medicine researchers,... The post Walking Can Reduce Knee Pain for People Who Have Arthiritis appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Bad Dreams Could Be a Early Sign of Parkinson’s

A study finds that frequent nightmares could be an early warning of Parkinson’s Disease. According to experts at the University of Birmingham, older adults who... The post Bad Dreams Could Be a Early Sign of Parkinson’s appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Harvard Researchers Discover That People With This Type of Mindset Live Longer

The study found that optimists live longer. What is an optimistic mindset? Optimists focus on the positives of situations and anticipate positive outcomes to events.... The post Harvard Researchers Discover That People With This Type of Mindset Live Longer appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New American Heart Association Report Outlines Most Common Symptoms of 6 Cardiovascular Diseases

New American Heart Association scientific statement indicates symptoms frequently overlap among conditions and may vary by sex. A “state of the science” review details the... The post New American Heart Association Report Outlines Most Common Symptoms of 6 Cardiovascular Diseases appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Russian Spacewalk Ends Early After Battery Power Issue on Spacesuit

Russian flight controllers instructed Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev, both of Roscosmos, to end the August 17 spacewalk at the International... The post Russian Spacewalk Ends Early After Battery Power Issue on Spacesuit appeared first on SciTechDaily.

NASA’s Artemis I Moon Rocket Arrives at Launch Pad Ahead of Historic Mission

Around 7:30 a.m. EDT (4:30 a.m. PDT) the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrived atop Launch Complex 39B... The post NASA’s Artemis I Moon Rocket Arrives at Launch Pad Ahead of Historic Mission appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Surprise Discovery: Sleeping Giant Could End Deep Ocean Life

Continental movement is capable of throttling marine oxygen. A previously overlooked factor — the position of continents — helps fill Earth’s oceans with life-supporting oxygen.... The post Surprise Discovery: Sleeping Giant Could End Deep Ocean Life appeared first on SciTechDaily.

The Photon Ring: Astrophysicists “Resolve a Fundamental Signature of Gravity Around a Black Hole”

In a vivid confirmation of theoretical prediction, scientists have discerned a sharp ring of light created by photons whipping around the back of a supermassive... The post The Photon Ring: Astrophysicists “Resolve a Fundamental Signature of Gravity Around a Black Hole” appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Study Finds That a Certain Protein Helps Protect Against Dementia

A groundbreaking study reveals the crucial role of the protein p62 in reducing neurodegenerative disorders through selective autophagy. Cells use selective autophagy or self-degradation of... The post New Study Finds That a Certain Protein Helps Protect Against Dementia appeared first on SciTechDaily.

57% of Species: Startling Numbers of Small Mammals Are “Plastic Positive”

More than half of the species investigated had traces of plastic in their excrement, according to researchers looking into how much plastic small mammals in... The post 57% of Species: Startling Numbers of Small Mammals Are “Plastic Positive” appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Floating “Artificial Leaves” Generate Clean Fuels From Sunlight and Water

Scientists have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water. They could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The... The post Floating “Artificial Leaves” Generate Clean Fuels From Sunlight and Water appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Not Accurate Enough: Scientists Remeasure the Gravitational Constant

The Gravitational Constant The gravitational constant G determines the intensity of gravity, the force that pulls the Earth in its orbit around the sun or... The post Not Accurate Enough: Scientists Remeasure the Gravitational Constant appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Social Isolation Increases Your Risk of Dementia by 26% and Shrinks Your Brain

Social isolation was found to be an independent risk factor for dementia. According to the research, social isolation is a definite risk factor for dementia... The post Social Isolation Increases Your Risk of Dementia by 26% and Shrinks Your Brain appeared first on SciTechDaily.

A “Mortality Gap” – Republicans Are Dying at a Higher Rate Than Democrats

A slowdown in mortality improvements among white Americans residing in Republican counties between 2001 and 2019 was a major factor in the rise in the... The post A “Mortality Gap” – Republicans Are Dying at a Higher Rate Than Democrats appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Assembly of NASA’s Europa Clipper Spacecraft Kicks Into High Gear

The Europa Clipper spacecraft will occupy the main production facility of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as it prepares for its 2024 launch to Jupiter’s... The post Assembly of NASA’s Europa Clipper Spacecraft Kicks Into High Gear appeared first on SciTechDaily.

A Keto Diet Can Help Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease

Researchers investigate the treatment of polycystic kidney disease using low-carb/low-sugar diets. A team of researchers led by UC Santa Barbara scientist Thomas Weimbs released the... The post A Keto Diet Can Help Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Anti-Cancer Drug Is Absorbed Through the Gut’s Lymphatic System

Scientists found they could optimize drug concentrations to simultaneously target two molecular signaling pathways responsible for cancer growth by using the lymphatic system as a... The post New Anti-Cancer Drug Is Absorbed Through the Gut’s Lymphatic System appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Way Invented To Produce Oxygen on Mars for Future Explorers

Converting carbon dioxide into oxygen and producing fuels, fertilizers on the red planet using a plasma-based method. A plasma-based way to produce and separate oxygen... The post New Way Invented To Produce Oxygen on Mars for Future Explorers appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Patients With Aphasia Use Different Cognitive Tools To Compensate for Language Deficits

Study Illuminates Trade-Off Between Complex Words and Complex Sentences A team of cognitive scientists and doctors finds that patients with aphasia use different cognitive tools... The post Patients With Aphasia Use Different Cognitive Tools To Compensate for Language Deficits appeared first on SciTechDaily.

NASA’s Artemis I Mega Moon Rocket Begins Roll To Launch Pad

The Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission are rolling to Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in... The post NASA’s Artemis I Mega Moon Rocket Begins Roll To Launch Pad appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Moon Discovered Around Asteroid Polymele by NASA’s Lucy Team

Even before its launch in October 2021, NASA’s Lucy mission was already on course to break records by visiting more asteroids than any previous mission.... The post Moon Discovered Around Asteroid Polymele by NASA’s Lucy Team appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Mushrooms, the Ultimate Superfood

There are several types of mushrooms that have unique and beneficial properties. They’re low in calories and fat but packed with vitamins, minerals, and bioactive... The post Top 10 Health Benefits of Mushrooms, the Ultimate Superfood appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Magnetic Quantum Material Provides Platform for Probing Next-Generation Information Technologies

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) used neutron scattering to determine whether a specific material’s atomic structure could host a... The post Magnetic Quantum Material Provides Platform for Probing Next-Generation Information Technologies appeared first on SciTechDaily.

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Astrophysicists have combined theoretical predictions and sophisticated imaging algorithms to remaster the original images of M87*. The post Astrophysicists Produce Image of Supermassive Black Hole’s Photon Ring appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

The Jupiter trojan asteroid 15094 Polymele and its small satellite are among the targets of NASA’s Lucy mission, which will approach the asteroid system on September 15, 2027. The post Trojan Asteroid Polymele Has Small Moon appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Members of Jeholornis, a genus of early birds that lived in what is now China some 120 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch), are the earliest-known fruit-eating birds. The post Early Cretaceous Birds Ate Whole Fruits appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Researchers have investigated the effects of a root extract from Rhodiola rosea in a mouse model of human type 2 diabetes. The post Extract from Rhodiola rosea Roots Might Be Effective for Helping Manage Type 2 Diabetes appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Paleontologists have examined new microfossils of a Cambrian microscopic animal called Saccorhytus coronarius, which was previously interpreted as a deuterostome. The post Cambrian Animal with Mouth but No Anus Is Not Earliest Human Ancestor, Paleontologists Say appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Atractosteus grandei lived less than 1,500-2,500 years after the Chicxulub asteroid impact, an event that is widely accepted as a major cause behind the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. The post Newly-Discovered Giant Gar Species Survived Dinosaur Extinction appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Astronomers using the FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph 2 (FORS2) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have taken a picture of the peculiar galaxy NGC 7727. The post VLT Sees Spectacular Cosmic Collision: NGC 7727 appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Scientists from the Tokyo University of Science and FUJIMIC, Inc. have investigated the effects of ultrasound exposure in olfactory bulbectomized rats (rats lacking olfactory lobes, organs that regulate neurotransmission). The post Ultrasound Exposure Improves Depressive-Like Behavior in Rats, New Study Shows appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has announced a contest to name extrasolar planetary systems to be observed by Webb. The post NameExoWorlds 2022: Here’s Your Chance to Name One of Webb’s Exoplanet Targets appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Rhipidoglossum pareense is endemic to the South Pare and West Usambara mountains of north-eastern Tanzania. The post New Species of Orchid Discovered in Tanzania appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope have spotted ancient globular clusters around the Sparkler, a strongly gravitationally lensed galaxy. The post Webb Spots Ancient Globular Clusters in Gravitationally Lensed Galaxy appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

The underwater snow is known to form in low temperature environments, e.g., beneath ice shelves, on Earth. The post Study Sheds More Light on Icy Shells of Europa and Other Ocean Worlds appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Harper Forbes and Prakrit Jain, high school students from California’s Bay Area, have discovered two new species of the scorpion genus Paruroctonus. The post Two New Scorpion Species Discovered in California appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Scientists have used finite element analyses to quantify the biomechanical effects of foot skeletal postures with and without the presence of a soft tissue pad in five dinosaur species. The post Giant Sauropod Dinosaurs Had Soft Tissue Pads to Absorb Their Immense Weight: Study appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have produced an outstanding image of the bulge globular cluster NGC 6540. The post Hubble Space Telescope Zooms in on NGC 6540 appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

With an age of 4.57 billion years, the Sun is currently in its comfortable middle age, fusing hydrogen into helium and generally being rather stable. The post ESA’s Gaia Mission Sheds New Light on Past and Future of Our Sun appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Paleontologists in Argentina have unveiled a new genus and species of armored thyreophoran dinosaur from the Cretaceous period. The post New Armored Dinosaur Unearthed in Argentina appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

With an effective temperature of 8,500 K, the A-type star HD 56414 is one of the hottest stars known to host a planet smaller than Jupiter. The post Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Found Orbiting A-Type Star HD 56414 appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Looking across a wide range of primates, researchers used a combination of anatomical, phonal, and modeling approaches to characterize sound production in the larynx. The post Simplified Voice Box Enabled Complex Humans Speech, New Research Suggests appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Dr. Stephan Lautenschlager from the University of Birmingham analyzed the shape of the eye sockets in 410 specimens of dinosaurs and related species. The post Large Carnivorous Dinosaurs Evolved Smaller Eye Sockets to Allow Stronger Bites appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

It is highly likely that Chinese hackers stole unknown amounts of Russian secret military data. A relatively old

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Researchers train a machine-learning model to monitor and adjust the 3D printing process to correct errors in real-time.

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New research published in Nature explains how an international team of researchers have, for the first time, experimentally

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