COVID-19 has killed a million Americans. Our minds can’t comprehend that number

We intuitively compare large, approximate quantities but cannot grasp such a big, abstract number as a million U.S. COVID-19 deaths.

A Denisovan girl’s fossil tooth may have been unearthed in Laos

A molar adds to suspicions that mysterious hominids called Denisovans inhabited Southeast Asia's tropical forests.

Pressure to conform to social norms may explain risky COVID-19 decisions

As a science reporter covering COVID-19, I knew I should mask up at Disney World. Instead, I conformed, bared my face and got COVID-19.

High-energy neutrinos may come from black holes ripping apart stars

Where extremely energetic neutrinos originate from is a mystery. A new study supports the idea that “tidal disruption events” are one source.

A ‘mystery monkey’ in Borneo may be a rare hybrid. That has scientists worried

Severe habitat fragmentation caused by expanding palm oil plantations may have driven two primate species to mate that wouldn’t have otherwise.

Farmers in India cut their carbon footprint with trees and solar power

Planting trees near crops and pumping water with solar power in India is reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

A special brew may have calmed Inca children headed for sacrifice

The mummified remains contained a substance that may reduce anxiety and is found in ayahuasca, a psychedelic ceremonial liquid still drunk today.

NASA’s InSight lander has recorded the largest Marsquake yet

The magnitude 5 temblor, detected May 4, will help scientists learn more about the Red Planet’s interior.

Experiments hint at why bird nests are so sturdy

A bird’s nest is a special version of a granular material. Lab experiments and computer simulations explain its quirky behavior.

Prehistoric people may have used light from fires to create dynamic art

When brought near flickering flames, prehistoric stone engravings of animals seem to move, experiments with replicas and virtual reality show.

We finally have an image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way

Observations from the Event Horizon Telescope reveal the turbulent region around our home galaxy’s black hole, Sagittarius A*, in new detail.

Machine learning and gravity signals could rapidly detect big earthquakes

Large earthquakes make speed-of-light adjustments to Earth’s gravitational field. Researchers have now trained computers to detect the signals.

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs

After coronavirus vaccines, antivirals and a monoclonal antibody are the next line of defense, but the treatments may be hard for some people to find.

Eating meat is the Western norm. But norms can change

A meat-heavy diet, with its high climate costs, is the norm in the West. So social scientists are working to upend normal.

Baby marmosets may practice their first distinctive cries in the womb

Ultrasounds tracking fetal mouth movements in baby marmosets pinpoint the early development of the motor skills needed for vocalization.

Why it’s so hard for a one-hit wonder to have a lasting music career

An analysis of nearly 3 million pop songs from 1959 to 2010 shows fame is a dance between similarity and innovation.

The sun’s searing radiation led to the shuffling of the solar system’s planets

As the young sun’s radiation evaporated gas from its surrounding disk, it triggered a jumbling of the giant planets’ orbits, simulations suggest.

These bats buzz like wasps and bees. The sound may deter hungry owls

Researchers have identified what may be the first known case of a mammal mimicking an insect.

How to wash chicken in the kitchen more safely, according to physics

Despite the advice of health experts, most people who cook chicken at home wash it. New research offers ways to reduce spreading dangerous germs.

These six foods may become more popular as the planet warms

Millet, kelp, Bambara groundnut and cassava are resilient, sustainable and nutrient dense — good options for future dinner plates.

New Clues to Understanding the Mysterious Origin of Supernovae

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research have used computer modeling to show how a hypothesized type of supernova would evolve on the scale of thousands of years, giving researchers a way to look for examples of supernovae of this model, known as “D6.” Supernovae are important fo

A window into the brain - anywhere, anytime – Physics World

A novel miniature microscope functions as a window into the brain of freely behaving rodents in real time

First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole

Astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy. It is the first direct visual evidence of a ring-like structure like M87*. Theoretical Physicists of Goethe University Frankfurt were instrumental in interpreting the data. Astronomers have unveiled the first image o

How fears of electromagnetic radiation spawned a snake-oil industry

Companies market to people who are already vulnerable.

Crossword: The music, mysteries and myths of black holes, explained

We discover that black holes are not cosmic vacuums. Some even make music!

A Fundamental New Law Unchains Fusion Energy

Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the design of megaprojects like ITER. The update demonstrates that we can actually safely utilize more h

Does This Video Show a 'Perpetual' Marble Machine?

In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!

Gender bias found in names given to new species

A trio of researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand, has found that when it comes time to name a newly found species after someone, female honorees tend to be underrepresented. In their paper ...

Black holes all look the same, regardless of their size | Digital Trends

The image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy isn't only an incredible scientific achievement - it also agrees precisely with predictions.

African scientists and technology could drive future black hole discoveries

Sagittarius A* lies in the southern sky, passing directly above South Africa.

The other physics problem

Black physicists say efforts to recruit and retain more Black students must concentrate on challenges they face at both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Primarily White Institutions.

41-Million-Pixel Vertex Locator May Unlock Some of the Most Enduring Mysteries of the Universe

The device hopes to answer the ultimate existential questions. The final piece of an all-new detector has completed the first leg of its journey toward unlocking some of the most enduring mysteries of the Universe. The 41-million-pixel Vertex Locator (VELO) was assembled at the University of Liver

Identification of kick velocity large enough for individual gravitational wave event following binary black hole merger

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Germany and multiple institutions in the U.S. has identified a kick velocity large enough for an individual gravitational ...

How imaged the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way

The global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration used observations from a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes to take the stunning image of Sagittarius A*.

The 'twin paradox' shows us what it really means for time to be relative

What goes for moving clocks goes for everything else; physics, chemistry and biology all operate at a slower pace in moving frames of reference.

An intelligent quantum sensor that simultaneously detects the intensity, polarization and wavelength of light

A team of researchers has built an intelligent sensor—the size of about 1/1000 of the cross-section of a human hair—that can simultaneously detect the intensity, polarization and wavelength of light, ...

A new law unchains fusion energy

Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the ...

Invisible Space Walls' "Fifth Force" Discovery Could Solve Cosmology's Greatest Mystery

The discovery of "new physics" could lead us to solve one of the biggest mysteries in cosmology!

Mysterious nuclear transient AT2019pev inspected in X-rays

Astronomers from the Ohio State University (OSU) and elsewhere have performed a detailed X-ray observational campaign of a mysterious nuclear transient event known as AT2019pev. Results of the study, ...

Dynamics of Complex Quantum Systems and the Flight of the Bee

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems. At first glance, a system consisting of 51 ions may appear to be easily manageable. But even if these charged atoms are only switched back and forth between two states, the result is more than two quadrillion (1015) d

High-power lasers promise new defence strategy – Physics World

Physicists at QinetiQ are developing systems that combine and control high-energy laser beams to provide a powerful and cost-effective countermeasure against drones and other uncrewed objects

Image: Giant elliptical galaxy UGC 10143

This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image spotlights the giant elliptical galaxy, UGC 10143, at the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 2147, about 486 million light-years away in the head of the constellation ...

First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole

Astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy. It is the first direct visual evidence of a ring-like structure like M87*. Theoretical Physicists of Goethe University Frankfurt were instrumental in interpreting the data. Astronomers have unveiled the first image o

A Chilling Feat: Superconducting X-Ray Laser Reaches Operating Temperature Colder Than Outer Space

The new facility, LCLS-II, will soon sharpen our view of how nature works on ultrasmall, ultrafast scales, impacting everything from quantum devices to clean energy. Nestled 30 feet underground in Menlo Park, California, a half-mile-long stretch of tunnel is now colder than most of the universe.

Deep ocean warming as climate changes

Much of the "excess heat" stored in the subtropical North Atlantic is in the deep ocean (below 700m), new research suggests.

The recent precise measurement of the W boson mass produced by the non-dead CDF collaboration last month continues to be at the focus of attention by the scientific community, for a good reason - if correct, the CDF measurement in and of itself would be the conclusive proof that our trust in the Standard Model of particle physics when producing pre

Faster Than the Speed of Light: Overcoming the Physical Limitations of Today’s Telecommunications

With a grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark, a team of researchers and experts from industry and Aarhus University will try to solve the fundamental problem that the speed of light simply is not fast enough for the Internet of Skills. Human skills will be digitalized and democratized in t

MR-Linac pioneer awarded highest ESTRO honour – Physics World

Jan Lagendijk wins ESTRO’s 2022 Breur Award in recognition of his major contribution to radiotherapy

Quantum magnets in motion

The behavior of microscopic quantum magnets has long been a subject taught in lectures in theoretical physics. However, investigating the dynamics of systems that are far out of equilibrium and watching ...

Temperatures colder than space achieved here on Earth using superconducting X-ray laser

A half-mile-long tunnel under Menlo Park, California, just became colder than most of the universe.

Einstein was right. Flying clocks around the world in opposite directions proved it.

Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.

Astronomers Discover Mysterious Circular Ring – Likely of Intergalactic Origin

Western Sydney University researchers, together with an international team of experts, have discovered a mysterious circular ring near our neighboring galaxy that could be the first known case of an intergalactic Supernova Remnant – remains of an exploded star that could be up to 7,000 years old.

Scientists capture first-ever image of Sagittarius A*, our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope team has captured the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Seeing through the fog: Pinpointing young stars and their protoplanetary disks

Imagine walking through a dense, hazy fog in the middle of the night, seeing patches of light from cars and towns shimmering in the distance. It's nearly impossible to tell if the lights are deep in the ...

What Is the Multiverse? Is It Just Science Fiction, or Does It Really Exist?

Whether you need a new villain or an old Spider-Man, your sci-fi movie will sound more scientifically credible if you use the word multiverse. The Marvel multiverse puts multiple different versions of our universe “out there,” somewhere. In these films, with the right blend of technology, magic, and

How Properties of Mechanical Quantum Systems Can Be Measured Without Destroying the Quantum State

New experimental work establishes how quantum properties of mechanical quantum systems can be measured without destroying the quantum state. Systems in which mechanical motion is controlled at the level of individual quanta are emerging as a promising quantum-technology platform. New experimental

Say hello to Sagittarius A, the black hole at the center of the Milky

Sagittarius A* is a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Now that astronomers have imaged it, they can begin to learn more about black holes within other galaxies across the universe.

Searching for cosmic-ray boosted sub-GeV dark matter using data from the PandaX-II experiment

Physicists worldwide are continuing their search for dark matter, an elusive type of matter that does not absorb, reflect or emit light and is believed to make up most of the matter in the universe. A ...

New theory promises to reshape how we think about polymer superstructures

Polymer scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced in the journal Nature Communications that they have solved a longstanding mystery surrounding a nanoscale structure, formed ...

Cooling a gas of magnetic atoms to create large two-dimensional supersolids

n a new study, investigations led by Francesca Ferlaino and Russell Bisset show how to cool an atomic gas into a supersolid with a circular, 2D shape. The method will allow researchers to further study ...

Shaping the future of light through reconfigurable metasurfaces

The technological advancement of optical lenses has long been a significant marker of human scientific achievement. Eyeglasses, telescopes, cameras, and microscopes have all literally and figuratively ...

Chien-Shiung Wu's work defied the laws of physics

Though her experiments defied long-held laws about symmetry in the physical world, Wu was not regarded as a peer of those whose work she enabled.

Last Week You Saw The First Image Of Sagittarius A* - Now You Can Hear It

Astronomy is, for the most part, the realm of spectacular images but NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory team has been titillating our hearing by turning the

Whiz kid from Indonesia earns master’s at University of Waterloo in physics at 17

Cendikiawan Suryaatmadja is bound for doctoral studies in quantum information theory

You’ve Seen the New Image of the Milky Way’s Black Hole – Now Hear It!

This is a sonification — translation into sound — of the latest image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). Using a radar-like scan, the sonification begins at the 12 o'clock position and sweeps clockwise.

Dynamics of Complex Quantum Systems and the Flight of the Bee

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems. At first glance, a system consisting of 51 ions may appear to be easily manageable. But even if these charged atoms are only switched back and forth between two states, the result is more than two quadrillion (1015) d

Faster Than the Speed of Light: Overcoming the Physical Limitations of Today’s Telecommunications

With a grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark, a team of researchers and experts from industry and Aarhus University will try to solve the fundamental problem that the speed of light simply is not fast enough for the Internet of Skills. Human skills will be digitalized and democratized in t

Tooth from Laotian cave sheds light on enigmatic extinct humans

The tooth is one of the few physical remains known of Denisovans, a sister lineage to Neanderthals who until now had been known only from scrappy dental and bone fossils from a single site in Siberia and one in the Himalayas.

New Fossil Discovery Suggests Denisovans Lived in Laos 164,000-131,000 Years Ago | Sci-News.com

Paleoanthropologists have found a permanent lower molar of a young, likely female, hominin individual at the Tam Ngu Hao 2 limestone cave in the Annamite Mountains, Laos.

Scientists believe that this discovery proves now-extinct branch of humanity used to live in southeast Asia

Denisovans, a cousin of Neanderthals, about which very little is known, lived between 164,000 to 131,000 years ago and were recently believed to be extinct

Happening this morning: SpaceX prepares to launch batch of Starlink satellites from Space Coast

A live broadcast of the launch is available online starting 15 minutes before liftoff.

Missed Sunday's lunar eclipse? Here are 8 more sky events to check out later this year

Here are eight more astronomical events to look forward to for the rest of the year, including meteor showers and another total eclipse of the moon.

Days Are Numbered: Power Levels Diminishing for NASA’s Marsquake Hunting InSight Lander

Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year. NASA’s InSight Mars lander is progressively losing power and will likely end science operations later this summer. InSight’s team expects the lander to become inoperative by D

First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole

Astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy. It is the first direct visual evidence of a ring-like structure like M87*. Theoretical Physicists of Goethe University Frankfurt were instrumental in interpreting the data. Astronomers have unveiled the first image o

Blood moon, big city: Skywatcher captures total lunar eclipse over New York (photos)

The moon shines like a red beacon over the bright city lights.

Boeing Starliner Nears Launch As ISS Astronauts Work on Space Botany and Human Research

The International Space Station (ISS) is preparing for the targeted arrival of Boeing’s Starliner crew ship on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew is continuing its ongoing life science research while maintaining orbital lab systems. Weather fore

NASA confirms impending end for InSight - SpaceNews

NASA’s InSight Mars lander mission will likely conclude by the end of the year as power levels for the spacecraft continue to decline.

SpaceX to launch next batch of Starlink satellites from Florida on Wednesday

You can watch the launches live in the FOX 35 News App.

Dusty demise for NASA Mars lander in July; power dwindling

A NASA spacecraft on Mars is headed for a dusty demise. The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft’s seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out, likely in July.

Goodnight Sweet Prince: NASA is Officially Killing Its Mars Lander

NASA revealed that Insight's science operations are coming to a close later this summer. By December, they say, the lander will "become inoperative."

SpaceX to launch Starlink 4-18, third Starlink mission in five days - NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX is set to launch its 47th Starlink mission with the Starlink Group 4-18 mission.…

This is what the lunar eclipse looked like from the International Space Station

Were you lucky enough to capture the blood moon this week? The full lunar eclipse should have been visible from Earth in North and South America, and parts of Europe, and Africa. It’s a pretty cool spectacle, especially this month when it was combined with a supermoon as well. But here’s an image of the […]

Tooth from Laotian cave sheds light on enigmatic extinct humans

A young girl's tooth excavated from a cave wall in northeastern Laos is providing new insight into the mysterious extinct human species called Denisovans and revealing their resourcefulness in adapting to both tropical and chilly climes. The tooth is one of the few physical remains known of Denisovans, a sister lineage to Neanderthals who until now had been known only from scrappy dental and bone fossils from a single site…

Blood Moon: Majestic Photos of the Recent Lunar Eclipse from Around the World | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

This "Blood Moon" effect occurs because blue and green light are more easily scattered by the atmosphere's dust particles. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Dusty demise for NASA Mars lander in July; power dwindling

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft on Mars is headed for a dusty demise. The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft’s seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out, likely in July. Then flight controllers will monitor InSight until the end of this year, before calling everything off. “There really…

With Dusty Solar Panels, InSight’s Days on Mars Are Numbered

After the InSight lander studied the strongest marsquake ever detected, scientists gave the space robot a negative prognosis because of its dwindling solar power.

Watch SpaceX launch 53 new Starlink satellites early Wednesday

Liftoff is scheduled for Wednesday (May 18) at 6:20 a.m. EDT (1020 GMT).

A stargazer's dream: Our favorite photos of the 'Super Flower Blood Moon' eclipse in the Colorado sky

A total lunar eclipse created a spectacular "blood moon" in the Colorado night sky – and as usual, the photographers in our Discover Colorado | Through Your Photos Facebook group were there to capture it. Here are some of our favorites.

SpaceX already raising Falcon 9 rocket vertical for next Starlink launch

A handful of days after a pair of Falcon 9 rockets launched 106 Starlink satellites in less than 23 hours, SpaceX has already raised another Falcon 9 rocket vertical for another Starlink mission – set to be the fourth this month. That mission – Starlink 4-18 – will see SpaceX launch another batch of 53 […]

NASA's Mars lander InSight has only a few months to live on the Red Planet

The InSight lander will collect Mars science data as long as possible before power dwindles away by summer's end.

NASA will give Mars InSight mission update Tuesday: Listen live

The lander is nearing the end of its expected lifespan.

New find supports a wide range for this ancient human ancestor

A new law unchains fusion energy

Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the ...

How imaged the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way

The global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration used observations from a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes to take the stunning image of Sagittarius A*.

NASA reveals launch dates for Artemis I through the first half of 2023

NASA Administrator declares the SLS rocket will launch this year "in August."

Artemis I Mission Availability

Artemis I Mission Availability

Starliner Nears Launch, Crew Works Space Botany and Human Research

The International Space Station is gearing up for the targeted arrival this weekend of Boeing’s Starliner crew ship on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission.

A Middle Pleistocene Denisovan molar from the Annamite Chain of northern Laos

Nature Communications - Evidence for the presence of Homo during the Middle Pleistocene is limited in continental Southeast Asia. Here, the authors report a hominin molar from Tam Ngu Hao 2 (Cobra...

Tooth from Laotian cave sheds light on enigmatic extinct humans

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A young girl's tooth excavated from a cave wall in northeastern Laos is providing new insight into the mysterious extinct human species called Denisovans and revealing their resourcefulness in adapting to both tropical and chilly climes. The tooth is one of the few physical remains known of Denisovans, a sist...

Stunning timelapse videos show the Super Flower Blood Moon in bloom

It was the longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years.

Lunar Eclipse Viewing with Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit

By Robert Bernstein Here are a few photos I took of the total lunar eclipse last night! The Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit (SBAU) is our local astronomy club, which is also affiliated with the Santa

African scientists and technology could drive future black hole discoveries

Sagittarius A* lies in the southern sky, passing directly above South Africa.

Lunar eclipse creates breathtaking views of the moon from Boone

BOONE — Residents in Boone and the High Country were treated to a spectacular sight Sunday night when the moon turned red.

The science and cargo of Boeing's OFT-2 Starliner mission to the space station

Starliner is carrying more than 500 pounds of cargo on OFT-2, most of it food and other provisions.

Peek-a-Boo Moon: Astronaut on Space Station Captures Spectacular Photos of the Lunar Eclipse

On the evening of May 15, 2022, Earth passed between the Sun and the Moon blocking sunlight and casting a shadow on the lunar surface. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti witnessed this lunar eclipse from the International Space Station and captured it in a series of photographs. During a lunar

First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole

Astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy. It is the first direct visual evidence of a ring-like structure like M87*. Theoretical Physicists of Goethe University Frankfurt were instrumental in interpreting the data. Astronomers have unveiled the first image o

Stunning views of the rare Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse | Pictures | Reuters

People watch a full moon, known as the "Flower Moon", rising behind the Temple of Poseidon, before a lunar eclipse in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Extraterrestrial Stone Could Be First Evidence on Earth of Supernova Ia Explosion

New chemistry ‘forensics’ indicates that the stone named Hypatia from the Egyptian desert could be the first physical evidence found on Earth of a supernova type Ia explosion. These rare supernovas are some of the most energetic events in the universe. This is the conclusion of a new research stu

Americans see total lunar eclipse for first time in a year, last time until 2025

A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. The celestial action unfolds Sunday night into early Monday morning. The moon will be bathed in the reflected red and orange hues of Earth's sunsets and sunrises for about 1 1/2 hours. It will be one of the longest totalities of the decade and the first so-called…

Alzheimer’s Disease and Daytime Napping Linked in New Research

Longer and more frequent napping was correlated with worse cognition. Could there be a connection between cognitive decline and excessive daytime napping? New research from... The post Alzheimer’s Disease and Daytime Napping Linked in New Research appeared first on SciTechDaily.

5 Warning Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a role in muscle relaxation, blood pressure regulation, and nerve function. Magnesium is also involved in the production... The post 5 Warning Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Magnesium appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Steroids After COVID-19 Recovery May Cut “Long COVID” Risk of Death by Up to 51%

Prescription of steroids upon discharge from hospital for Covid-19 should become standard, argue authors. Evidence is growing that ‘long Covid’, that is, continued negative health... The post Steroids After COVID-19 Recovery May Cut “Long COVID” Risk of Death by Up to 51% appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Days Are Numbered: Power Levels Diminishing for NASA’s Marsquake Hunting InSight Lander

Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year. NASA’s InSight... The post Days Are Numbered: Power Levels Diminishing for NASA’s Marsquake Hunting InSight Lander appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Boeing Starliner Nears Launch As ISS Astronauts Work on Space Botany and Human Research

The International Space Station (ISS) is preparing for the targeted arrival of Boeing’s Starliner crew ship on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission. Meanwhile,... The post Boeing Starliner Nears Launch As ISS Astronauts Work on Space Botany and Human Research appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Preventing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension – An Incurable Disease

UC San Diego researchers describe an imbalance of opposing cell signals that cause deadly disease, and how a novel monoclonal antibody therapy might treat or... The post Preventing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension – An Incurable Disease appeared first on SciTechDaily.

A Fundamental New Law Unchains Fusion Energy

Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for... The post A Fundamental New Law Unchains Fusion Energy appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Solving the Baffling Mysteries of Invisible Frost and Dust Avalanches on Mars

A new research study using data from NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter may explain why Martian frost can be invisible to the naked eye and why... The post Solving the Baffling Mysteries of Invisible Frost and Dust Avalanches on Mars appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Volume of Choroid Plexus in Brain Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Increased volume of an important structure in the brain called the choroid plexus is linked to greater cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a... The post Volume of Choroid Plexus in Brain Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Reducing Protein in Diet Improves Health and Extends Lifespan

A Single Hormone Directs Body’s Responses to Low-Protein Diet. Mice live longer and lose weight while eating more when the hormone FGF21 is present. A... The post Reducing Protein in Diet Improves Health and Extends Lifespan appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Using AI To Cure Blinding Eye Diseases

NIH discovery sheds light on tissue targeted by age-related macular degeneration and other diseases Researchers have identified distinct differences among the cells comprising a tissue... The post Using AI To Cure Blinding Eye Diseases appeared first on SciTechDaily.

NASA’s EMIT Mission Will Map Tiny Dust Particles To Study Big Climate Impacts

To help researchers model climate effects, NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation mission will measure the composition of minerals that become airborne dust. Blown... The post NASA’s EMIT Mission Will Map Tiny Dust Particles To Study Big Climate Impacts appeared first on SciTechDaily.

mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines – Like Pfizer and Moderna – Work Better Against Variants of Concern

A comparison of four COVID-19 vaccinations shows that messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna — perform better against the World Health Organization (WHO)’s... The post mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines – Like Pfizer and Moderna – Work Better Against Variants of Concern appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Melatonin and Insomnia: What Science Says About the Use of Melatonin Supplements

You have probably come across melatonin supplements when browsing your local pharmacy. They claim to be a safe way to get better sleep at night,... The post Melatonin and Insomnia: What Science Says About the Use of Melatonin Supplements appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Prices Paid to Hospitals by Private Insurers Were 224% of What Medicare Would Pay in 2020

Prices paid to hospitals during 2020 by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224% of what Medicare would have paid,... The post Prices Paid to Hospitals by Private Insurers Were 224% of What Medicare Would Pay in 2020 appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Desktop Air Curtain System Developed That Prevents Spread of COVID-19

Device suitable for use in hospital wards, blood labs, and reception counters. In efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, miniaturizing air curtains for hospital... The post Desktop Air Curtain System Developed That Prevents Spread of COVID-19 appeared first on SciTechDaily.

CRISPR Gene Editing Now Possible in Cockroaches

According to a paper published in the journal Cell Reports Methods by Cell Press on May 16th, 2022, researchers devised a CRISPR-Cas9 technique to enable... The post CRISPR Gene Editing Now Possible in Cockroaches appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Clues to Understanding the Mysterious Origin of Supernovae

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research have used computer modeling to show how a hypothesized type of supernova would evolve on the scale... The post New Clues to Understanding the Mysterious Origin of Supernovae appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Scientists Discover a Key Reason Why Running Boosts Brain Health

Boost in nerve-growth protein helps explain why running supports brain health. Exercise increases levels of a chemical involved in brain cell growth, which bolsters the... The post Scientists Discover a Key Reason Why Running Boosts Brain Health appeared first on SciTechDaily.

First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole

Astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy. It is the first direct visual evidence of a ring-like... The post First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Growing National Security Threat: Obesity Threatens US Military Readiness

A new Perspective published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior outlines the research and practices needed to combat the US obesity epidemic and... The post Growing National Security Threat: Obesity Threatens US Military Readiness appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Sonic Hedgehog to the Rescue: Impressive Regeneration To Repair Large Bone Injuries

A stem cell study presents intriguing evidence that large bone injuries might trigger a repair strategy in adults that recapitulates elements of skeletal formation in... The post Sonic Hedgehog to the Rescue: Impressive Regeneration To Repair Large Bone Injuries appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Temperature Records and Chemical “Tracers” Show Deep Ocean Warming As Climate Changes

Much of the “excess heat” stored in the subtropical North Atlantic is in the deep ocean (below 700 meters / 2300 feet), new research suggests.... The post Temperature Records and Chemical “Tracers” Show Deep Ocean Warming As Climate Changes appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Peek-a-Boo Moon: Astronaut on Space Station Captures Spectacular Photos of the Lunar Eclipse

On the evening of May 15, 2022, Earth passed between the Sun and the Moon blocking sunlight and casting a shadow on the lunar surface.... The post Peek-a-Boo Moon: Astronaut on Space Station Captures Spectacular Photos of the Lunar Eclipse appeared first on SciTechDaily.

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A team of scientists from Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Federal University of Rondônia and the Federal University of Bahia has discovered two distinctive, undescribed species of the crenuchin genus Poecilocharax living in the tributaries of the Rio Aripuanã drainage, a large tributary of the Rio Madeira, Amazon Basin. “It was exciting to

Paleoanthropologists have found a permanent lower molar of a young, likely female, hominin individual at the Tam Ngu Hao 2 limestone cave in the Annamite Mountains, Laos. The close morphological affinities with the Xiahe specimen from China indicate that the specimen belongs to the same taxon and most likely represents a Denisovan. The Middle Pleistocene

The reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi) is a globally threatened species and an iconic tourist attraction for visitors to Komodo National Park, an Indonesian UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reef manta ray is a species of ray in the family Mobulidae, one of the largest rays in the world. They are typically 3 to 3.5

Binary systems have received much attention as possible progenitors of Type Ia supernovae, but long-term gravitational effects in tight triple or quadruple systems could also play a key role in producing stellar explosion of this type. In new research, a team of astronomers from Europe and New Zealand studied properties of HD 74438, a 2+2

A multinational team of scientists has performed a genome-wide association meta-analysis of clinically diagnosed and self-reported hearing impairment on 723,266 individuals and identified 48 significant genes, 10 of which are new to science. Their results cast doubt on the understanding that age-related hearing impairment originates mainly from sensory hair cells. They argue that the stria

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured the brilliance of a globular cluster called NGC 6558. Globular clusters are dense systems of very ancient stars, gravitationally bound into a single structure about 100-200 light-years across. The word globulus, from which these clusters take their name, is Latin for small sphere. Globular clusters are

A team of researchers in Paraguay have described a beautiful new species of the snake genus Phalotris from the Paraguayan department of San Pedro. Phalotris is a group of small to medium-sized, semi-fossorial snakes in the family Colubridae. First described in 1862, these snakes are noted for their striking coloration with red, black, and yellow

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured a striking new photo of UGC 10143, a giant elliptical galaxy located in the center of the galaxy cluster Abell 2147. UGC 10143 lies approximately 486 million light-years away in the constellation of Serpens. Also known as LEDA 56784 and Arp 324, this galaxy is the

Using neutron and X-ray tomography, a team of planetary researchers from Lund University and elsewhere examined a section of Miller Range (MIL) 03346, a nakhlite meteorite from Miller Range in Antarctica. Nakhlites are a group of igneous Martian meteorites that are rich in minerals called pyroxene and olivine. One key finding in these meteorites is

GOES-18 (also known as GOES-T) is a new next-generation weather satellite of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). GOES-T launched on March 1, 2022, at 4:38 p.m. EST, lifting off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41.

Humans and other animals learn to extract general concepts from sensory experience without extensive teaching. This ability is thought to be facilitated by offline states like sleep where previous experiences are systemically replayed. However, the characteristic creative nature of dreams suggests that learning semantic representations may go beyond merely replaying previous experiences. “The importance of

The Hubble team has released a beautiful image of part of the Little Sombrero galaxy (also known as NGC 7814). NGC 7814 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located approximately 47.6 million light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus. Otherwise known as the Little Sombrero, LEDA 218, UGC 8, Caldwell 43 and IRAS F00006+1552, the galaxy

Using samples brought back from NASA’s Apollo 11, 12, and 17 missions, University of Florida biologists showed that a model terrestrial plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, can successfully germinate and grow in diverse lunar regoliths. “For future, longer space missions, we may use the Moon as a hub or launching pad. It makes sense that we would

Scientists have created a bio-photovoltaic energy harvester system using a species of photosynthetic blue-green algae called Synechocystis on an aluminum anode that can power an Arm Cortex M0+, a microprocessor widely used in Internet of Things applications. Sustainable, affordable and decentralized sources of electrical energy are required to power the network of electronic devices known

IC 342 resides approximately 8.9 million light-years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis. IC 342 was discovered in 1892 by the British astronomer William Frederick Denning. Also known as UGC 2847, LEDA 13826 and Caldwell 5, it is one of the brightest galaxies in the IC 342/Maffei group. Although IC 342 is bright, it sits

Blueberry supplementation has neurocognitive benefit in middle-aged individuals with insulin resistance and elevated risk for future dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrients. Nearly six million older adults live with dementia in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for up to 80% of dementia cases, and it is projected that there

The new image produced by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration shows the area close to the event horizon of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the 4.3-million-solar-mass black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. “We were stunned by how well the size of the ring agreed with predictions from Albert Einstein’s theory of

Scientists from West Virginia University have found ancient cells of prokaryotes and eukaryotes within fluid inclusions in halite crystals from the Neoproterozoic Browne Formation in central Australia. “As halite crystals grow in saline surface waters, it traps parent water in primary fluid inclusions,” said Sara Schreder-Gomes and her colleagues from the Department of Geology and

On May 4, 2022, NASA’s InSight lander detected a magnitude 5 quake on Mars — the strongest ever detected on another planet. The largest previously recorded marsquake was an estimated magnitude 4.2 detected on August 25, 2021. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a lander designed to give

To test their hypothesis that the eastern moa (Emeus crassus), an extinct flightless bird from New Zealand, survived the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in a single glacial refugium in the southern South Island, a team of researchers from the University of Otago and the Université de Toulouse has analyzed ancient mitochondrial DNA extracted from several

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has developed a more accurate, less invasive technology that allows amputees to

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A multi-institutional team including Yale School of Medicine (YSM) has demonstrated the ability to use ultrasound to stimulate

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Hacker collective Anonymous have announced on their Twitter account that they have successfully hacked the information system of

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In the summer of 2021, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic wore on in the United

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine reminded the world about other disputes along the border of the Russian federation.

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Globally-known international hacker group ‘Anonymous’ has hacked more than 300 websites associated directly or indirectly with Russian government

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Ukraine is – was – the home of the world’s largest aircraft AN-225. Several hours ago today Ukraine’s