Here are 3 people-animal collaborations besides dolphins and Brazilians

Dolphins working with people to catch fish recently made a big splash. But humans and other animals have cooperated throughout history.

How plant ‘muscles’ fold up a mimosa leaf fast

A mimosa plant revs up tiny clumps of specially shaped cells that collapse its leaflets, though why isn’t clear.

50 years ago, scientists debated when humans first set foot in North America

In 1973, archaeologists debated when people first arrived in the Americas. Mounting evidence suggests its much earlier than they thought.

Water is weird. A new type of ice could help us understand why

A newfound type of amorphous ice with a density close to liquid water could help scientists make sense of water’s quirks.

A newfound ‘croakless’ frog may communicate via touch

A newly discovered frog species in Tanzania joins a rare group of frogs that don’t croak or ribbit.

Are your cats having fun or fighting? Here are some ways to tell

Certain behaviors indicate if your cats’ interaction is friendly, aggressive or something in between, a new study finds.

Vikings brought animals to England as early as the year 873

A chemical analysis of cremated remains offers physical evidence of the arrival of Norse animals to England in the ninth century.

Chemical residue reveals ancient Egyptians’ mummy-making mixtures

Chemical clues in embalming vessels reveal previously unknown ingredients used to prepare bodies for mummification and their far-flung origins.

76 percent of well-known insects fall outside protected areas

Protected areas can provide safe havens for insects, but many existing ones fall short, a new study finds.

Here are 7 new science museums and exhibitions to visit in 2023

The Grand Egyptian Museum is slated to open, as well as new exhibitions dedicated to space travel, the Galápagos Islands and more.

The deadly VEXAS syndrome is more common than doctors thought

The recently discovered inflammatory disease, VEXAS syndrome, typically occurs in men over 50, affecting nearly 1 in 4,000 in the United States.

Muon scanning hints at mysteries within an ancient Chinese wall

Density fluctuations within the ancient rampart encircling the city of Xi’an could be defects or yet-to-be-discovered archaeological finds.

A new metric of extinction risk considers how cultures care for species

Conservation efforts should consider relationships between cultural groups and the species important to them, researchers argue.

Prairie voles can find partners just fine without the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin

Researchers knocked out prairie voles’ oxytocin detection system. They weren’t expecting what happened next.

Mysterious marks on Ice Age cave art may have been a form of record keeping

Hunter-gatherers during the Ice Age may have recorded when prey mated and gave birth, suggesting that these people possessed complex cognitive skills

It’s possible to reach net-zero carbon emissions. Here’s how

Cutting carbon dioxide emissions to curb climate change and reach net zero is possible but not easy.

Birds that dive may be at greater risk of extinction

For birds, a diving lifestyle seems irreversible, evolutionarily speaking. The inflexibility possibly increases diving birds’ chances of going extinct.

Fossils suggest early primates lived in a once-swampy Arctic

Teeth and jawbones found on Ellesmere Island, Canada, suggest that two early primate species migrated there 52 million years ago.

These shape-shifting devices melt and re-form thanks to magnetic fields

Miniature machines made of gallium embedded with magnetic particles can switch between solid and liquid states.

Procrastination may harm your health. Here’s what you can do

Scientists have tied procrastination to mental and physical health problems. But don't panic if you haven't started your New Year's resolutions yet.

Biden’s ‘Sputnik moment’: Is China’s spy balloon political warfare?

The spy balloon that China sailed over the United States and Canada should compel Americans to ask what, exactly, Beijing is doing. China claims the balloon is a weather “airship” that went off cou…

New Form of Ice Discovered – May Shake Up Our Understanding of Water

Researchers at University College London and the University of Cambridge have discovered a new type of ice that more closely resembles liquid water than any other known ices and that may rewrite our understanding of water and its many anomalies. The newly discovered ice is amorphous — that is, it

Rare green comet's close approach a feast for astrophotographers (photos)

Astronomy enthusiasts all over the world are turning their scopes toward a green comet that Earthlings may never see again.

Expert: Spy Balloon Could Be Dry Run to Deliver Nuclear EMP Device

The high-altitude Chinese surveillance balloon that is traveling across the U.S. could be a dry run to deliver a nuclear device that would wipe out America's power grid, according to a leading expert of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) devices. "China's recent balloon flyover of ...

Pentagon says another Chinese spy balloon is traveling over Latin America

Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said on Friday night that there's another Chinese surveillance balloon traveling over Latin America.

Opinion | China’s alleged spy balloon is the perfect symbol of its clumsiness

In pushing back against an assertive China, Biden is emerging as the most effective foreign policy president since the Cold War.

Revealed: First Dormant, Stellar-Mass Black Hole in Our Cosmic Backyard

Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth, which the researchers have dubbed Gaia BH1. The dormant black hole weighs about 10 times the mass of the Sun and is located about 1600 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus, makin

Can cosmology untangle the universe’s most elusive mysteries?

From the Big Bang to dark energy, knowledge of the cosmos has sped up in the past century — but big questions linger.

Jupiter's moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92.

Remapping the superhighways traveled by the first Australians reveals a 10,000-year journey through the continent

New research has revealed that the process of 'peopling' the entire continent of Sahul—the combined mega continent that joined Australia with New Guinea when sea levels were much lower than today—took ...

Is Chinese Spy Balloon over U.S. a Dry Run for an EMP Attack?

Yesterday we reported on how the Pentagon confirmed that a mysterious object floating over the United States was a Chinese surveillance balloon. Today,

Researchers devise a new path toward 'quantum light'

Researchers have theorized a new mechanism to generate high-energy "quantum light," which could be used to investigate new properties of matter at the atomic scale.

New nanoscience could present a massive leap for photonic quantum computing

Researchers have developed a nanoscopic technology that could present a massive leap for "photonic quantum computing" — they have successfully managed to get two entangled quantum light sources.

Why do black holes twinkle? Study examines 5,000 star-eating behemoths to find out

Black holes are bizarre things, even by the standards of astronomers. Their mass is so great, it bends space around them so tightly that nothing can escape, even light itself.

The Oregon Lab Where Scientists Are Riding the Waves to a Brighter Future

At the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab in Corvallis, massive simulators allow researchers to test innovative ideas about sustainable energy, saving coastlines, and more.

Unsolved for 500 Years: Researchers Crack Leonardo da Vinci’s Paradox

Researchers from the universities of Seville and Bristol have solved the mystery surrounding the unsteady path of an air bubble rising in water. Professors Miguel Ángel Herrada of the University of Seville and Jens G. Eggers of the University of Bristol have uncovered a mechanism that explains the

Scientists Have Created a New Type of Ice

It looks like a white powder and has nearly the same density as liquid water

Scientists Discover a New Form of Ice That’s Exactly As Dense As Water! | Weather.com

A team of researchers at University College London and the University of Cambridge have created a rare new form of ice named as Medium-density Amorphous Ice (MDA). - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Electrical Mishap at High-Tech Stanford Lab Disfigures Worker

Accidents and workplace-safety concerns preceded the lab-wide shut down, a review of internal memos and public records found.

Which Material Has The Highest Melting Point? The Answer’s Complex

Tungsten is often claimed to hold the crown, but maybe it’s just got good PR.

Revealed: First Dormant, Stellar-Mass Black Hole in Our Cosmic Backyard

Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth, which the researchers have dubbed Gaia BH1. The dormant black hole weighs about 10 times the mass of the Sun and is located about 1600 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus, makin

Theory sheds light on efficient hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an industrially important chemical with versatile applications. However, the traditional method used to produce H2O2 is energy intensive and produces significant emissions.

Researchers create first supermode optical resonator

What does it take for scientists to push beyond the current limits of knowledge? Researchers in Federico Capasso's group at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) ...

With frigid innovation, scientists make a new form of ice

Using a device that might be described as a super-duper cocktail shaker, scientists have fashioned a previously unknown form of ice - one that might exist on our solar system's icy moons - in research that sheds light on water's behavior under extreme conditions.

‘Pretty powerful’: Northwest Indiana man captures rare ‘green comet’

LaPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — While freezing in rural LaPorte County, a man was able to capture the rare “green comet” passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. Space enthusiasts li…

The first stars may have held up to 100,000 times the mass of the sun

The universe was simply different when it was younger. Recently astronomers have discovered that complex physics in the young cosmos may have led to the development of supermassive stars, each one containing ...

Scientists Discover Amorphous Ice That's Weirdly Similar to Liquid Water

The team "shook the ice like crazy" to create a previously unknown form of H2O.

‘Pretty powerful’: Indiana man captures rare ‘green comet’

In freezing temperatures in rural LaPorte County, Indiana, a skywatcher was able to capture the rare “green comet” passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years.

The researchers said they employed a process called ball milling to vigorously shake ordinary ice together with steel balls in a container cooled to minus -328 degrees Fahrenheit

We May Have Had an Interstellar Visitor for Eons and Scientists Are Stumped

"I think it's going to be inconclusive, if not impossible to demonstrate conclusively," one physicist said of the possible interstellar comet.

Watch: Green comet makes closest approach to Earth in 50,000 years and you still have time to catch a glimpse

An impressive time-lapse video recorded in the Deep South shows the newly-discovered “green comet" that has made its closest approach to Earth in about 50,000 years.

OKC Astronomy Club hosting watch party to view green comet that hasn't been seen since Stone Age

Oklahomans will be able to see a green comet in the sky that hasn't been seen since the Stone Age.

Astronomers find rare Earth-mass rocky planet suitable for the search for signs of life

A newly discovered exoplanet could be worth searching for signs of life. Analyses by a team led by astronomer Diana Kossakowski of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy describe a planet that orbits ...

50 years ago, scientists debated when humans first set foot in North America

In 1973, archaeologists debated when people first arrived in the Americas. Mounting evidence suggests its much earlier than they thought.

Scientists Created A New Type of Ice — It Could Also Exist On Distant Moons

Scientists created a new form of ice that may also be discovered in far-off moons during future space missions.

Board approves six faculty appointments

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of six faculty members, including four full professors and two assistant professors.

Television station rediscovers lost interview with priest who developed Big Bang theory

Father Georges Lemaitre. / Credit: VRT/YouTube CNA Newsroom, Feb 1, 2023 / 14:00 pm (CNA). A Belgian television station has rediscovered a 20-minute video in which Father Georges Lemaitre, considered the father of the Big Bang theory, explains ...

Belgian Television Station Rediscovers Lost Interview With Priest Who Developed Big Bang Theory

VRT television channel found the video among its archives late last year.

Shaking Ordinary Ice (Very Hard) Transformed It Into Something Never Seen Before

The research illustrates how much scientists still have to learn about a molecule as simple as water.

Cosmic Breakthrough: Accurate New Map of All the Matter in the Universe Released

Analysis combines Dark Energy Survey and South Pole Telescope data to understand evolution of universe. Sometimes to know what the matter is, you have to find it first. When the universe began, matter was flung outward and gradually formed the planets, stars, and galaxies that we know and love t

Electric field–dependent phonon spectrum and heat conduction in ferroelectrics

Lattice vibrations in ferroelectrics respond to external electric fields, giving a field-dependent thermal conductivity.

Researchers entangle ions across a 230-meter quantum network

Trapped ions have previously only been entangled in one and the same laboratory. Now, teams led by Tracy Northup and Ben Lanyon from the University of Innsbruck have entangled two ions over a distance ...

Atomic clocks put Einstein and the Standard Model to the test, UK’s XFEL plans enter design phase – Physics World

In this podcast we chat about comparing atomic clocks and plans for a free electron laser

The First Stars May Have Weighed More Than 100,000 Suns

Recently astronomers have discovered that complex physics in the young cosmos may have led to the development of supermassive stars, each one weighing up to 100,000 times the mass of the Sun.

Some scientists think we may be living in a Groundhog Day universe

Something like 13.8 billion years ago, all energy in the universe was condensed into a single point. Until suddenly it wasn't. The resulting detonation was the most massive explosion in all of the universe's history, but from it, energy formed into all matter, atoms, molecules, planets and all life

Green comet, visible in the night sky for first time since Stone Age, makes its closest pass by Earth | CNN

A green-hued comet has made its closest approach to Earth, wowing night sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere who caught a glimpse of the icy celestial object as it passed through our cosmic neighborhood.

Watch Mysterious Green Lights From Space Flash Over Hawaii

Hawaii was treated to an unusual laser light show in the sky. Should've cued up the Pink Floyd.

Scientists Find New Evidence of Hidden Ocean World in Our Solar System

Planetary scientists have made a fascinating hypothesis about Saturn's smallest moon, Mimas, which may be home to a "stealth" ocean.

Neil deGrasse Tyson says James Webb Space Telescope is window to universe 'never before achieved'

Neil deGrasse Tyson said that the James Webb Space Telescope has given scientists new abilities, including a means to look at the universe in a new way.

SpaceX's 200th Falcon 9 rocket launch looks absolutely gorgeous in these photos

SpaceX has launched eight missions this year already.

Is There Life on Saturn’s Icy Moon Enceladus? A Future Space Mission Could Provide Answers

Enceladus, encased in a thick ice shell and surrounded by a vast ocean, is a strong contender for potentially containing extraterrestrial life. Researchers have concluded that without even requiring a landing on this tiny world, a future mission could potentially offer answers. University of Ariz

New York hedge fund billionaire and an unnamed partner will spend $25 million relaunching research of embattled scientist

Rocket Report: Tearing down Ariane’s SUSIE concept; is ChatGPT a rocket scientist?

"If you have someone who is worried, don't slough it off. Deal with it."

NASA flight software for SLS navigates through clean first launch - NASASpaceFlight.com

The NASA-developed flight software for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle successfully flew the…

A very rare pair of stars is behaving extremely ‘weirdly’, scientists say

Pair of stars is a ‘one-in-ten-billion system’, scientists say

Dogma-defying bacteria package DNA in unusual ways

Nature - Some bacteria appear to encase their genomes in proteins called histones — which weren’t thought to exist in bacterial cells.

Jupiter's moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92

Perseverance Rover Captures Ominous Sign of Mars’ Impending Cloudy Season

The sky is a hazy shade of—er, summer—on Mars, as captured in a new image by NASA’s Perseverance rover.

Private Peregrine moon lander will now touch down near 'geologic enigma'

Scientists can't explain the formation of the bizarre Gruithuisen Domes, found in a dark patch on the moon's near side.

Dress warm tonight if you plan on viewing these 2 celestial events over Houston

If you plan to go outside to view either of these celestial events, we have the best viewing conditions and weather attire on tap!

Researchers identify oldest bone spear point In the Americas

A team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University professor has identified the Manis bone projectile point as the oldest weapon made of bone ever found in the Americas at 13,900 years.

Move over, Saturn: Jupiter is the solar system's new 'moon master'

Jupiter now boasts the largest number of moons orbiting it after scientists discovered another 12 moons, bringing the behemoth's total up to 92.

The sounds of science

Why just look at your data when you could listen to it? Scientists are turning their data into sound to gain new insights into things as small as DNA and as large as galaxies.

OKC Astronomy Club hosting watch party to view green comet that hasn't been seen since Stone Age

Oklahomans will be able to see a green comet in the sky that hasn't been seen since the Stone Age.

Astronomers find rare Earth-mass rocky planet suitable for the search for signs of life

A newly discovered exoplanet could be worth searching for signs of life. Analyses by a team led by astronomer Diana Kossakowski of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy describe a planet that orbits ...

Humans on the Moon and Mars could live in homes 'grown' from mushrooms

With the help of NASA, architects are working on a prototype that uses a mixture of algae and fungi to "grow" houses on the Moon and Mars.

Hubble Telescope Directly Measures a White Dwarf Mass for the First Time

Astronomers just directly measured the mass of a lone white dwarf using the Hubble Space Telescope for the first time. The dwarf—the core remnant of a star—is named LAWD 37, and it burned out about a billion years ago.

Whoopsies! Fossil From The Dawn Of Life Actually Just Bees | Defector

Unfortunately, this ancient and potentially revelatory putative fossil has been unmasked by a new team of scientists as nothing more than bees.

A room temperature rechargeable Li2O-based lithium-air battery enabled by a solid electrolyte

A composite polymer-ceramic solid-state electrolyte enables a four-electron redox process in a lithium-air battery.

NASA changes landing site for Peregrine lunar lander

NASA and Astrobotic have changed the landing site for the company’s first lunar lander mission, moving it to a location of greater scientific interest.

The Secret to Making Concrete That Lasts 1,000 Years

Scientists have uncovered the Roman recipe for self-repairing cement—which could massively reduce the carbon footprint of the material today.

Scientists Discover Amorphous Ice That's Weirdly Similar to Liquid Water

The team "shook the ice like crazy" to create a previously unknown form of H2O.

For the First Time Hubble Directly Measures Mass of a Lone White Dwarf

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time directly measured the mass of a single, isolated white dwarf.

Hubble’s New View of the Tarantula Nebula

A snapshot of the Tarantula Nebula (also known as 30 Doradus) is featured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Webb telescope image captures stunning spiral galaxy over a billion light-years away

A new image from the James Webb Space Telescope captured a large spiral galaxy located over a billion light-years from Earth, as well as additional smaller galaxies.

Fungus mates with itself, obviating need for a partner

‘Pretty powerful’: Northwest Indiana man captures rare ‘green comet’

LaPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — While freezing in rural LaPorte County, a man was able to capture the rare “green comet” passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. Space enthusiasts li…

Astronomers discover potential habitable exoplanet only 31 light-years from Earth

Is Wolf 1069 b the Earth-like exoplanet we've been looking for?

When will United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket fly?

The Peregrine lander is ready for launch. Sort of.

Ancient fish provides oldest evidence of vertebrate brain

'Stunning' scans reveal how ray-finned fish diverged from other vertebrates

A Massive Asteroid Entered Earth's Atmosphere, See The Shocking Footage

See the video footage of an asteroid that struck the Earth's atmosphere over Krasnoyarsk, Russia on Wednesday evening!

Curiosity rover finds metallic meteorite on Mars

The iron-nickel space rock, nicknamed 'Cacao,' is about 1 foot (0.3 meters) wide.

Unsolved for 500 Years: Researchers Crack Leonardo da Vinci’s Paradox

Researchers from the universities of Seville and Bristol have solved the mystery surrounding the unsteady path of an air bubble rising in water. Professors Miguel Ángel Herrada of the University of Seville and Jens G. Eggers of the University of Bristol have uncovered a mechanism that explains the

The Latest Synthetic Base Layers Have Surpassed the Performance of Merino Wool

Just as cozy with remarkable technology? Consider me a convert.

Shaking Ordinary Ice (Very Hard) Transformed It Into Something Never Seen Before

The research illustrates how much scientists still have to learn about a molecule as simple as water.

‘My Watch Think’s I’m Dead’

911 dispatchers are buried under an avalanche of false, automated distress calls from skiers and other Apple device owners who are very much alive.

Medium-density amorphous ice

Ball milling ice creates an amorphous structure with a density close to liquid water.

'Beehive imprints', not 550 mn-yr-old fossil: Bhimbetka find proven false, scientists accept mistake

Rare Dickinsonia fossil actually decaying beehive imprints, finds research team from University of Florida that went to the rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh for follow-up study.

Cosmic Breakthrough: Accurate New Map of All the Matter in the Universe Released

Analysis combines Dark Energy Survey and South Pole Telescope data to understand evolution of universe. Sometimes to know what the matter is, you have to find it first. When the universe began, matter was flung outward and gradually formed the planets, stars, and galaxies that we know and love t

Microbes are 'active engineers' in Earth's rock-to-life cycle

The name "critical zone" may give off 1980s action thriller vibes, but it's the term scientists use to refer to the area of Earth's land surface responsible for sustaining life. A relatively small portion ...

New Clues to Sensory Brain Disorders - Neuroscience News

Researchers have identified two distinct processes that are triggered in the brain when a person is exposed to prolonged or repeated sensory input.

Quantum Materials Unveiled: A New X-Ray Imaging Technique

Using light to create transient phases in quantum materials is a novel method for engineering new properties like superconductivity or nanoscale topological defects, however, visualizing...

What Age Do People Sleep the Least?

A new study conducted by researchers from University College London, the University of East Anglia, and the University of Lyon has found that people get...

How To Shelter From a Nuclear Explosion

Simulations reveal the destructive power of blast waves and the best places to take shelter. A nuclear explosion is a catastrophic event with no safe...

Is There Life on Saturn’s Icy Moon Enceladus? A Future Space Mission Could Provide Answers

Enceladus, encased in a thick ice shell and surrounded by a vast ocean, is a strong contender for potentially containing extraterrestrial life. Researchers have concluded...

A Historic Discovery: Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Known Projectile Points in the Americas

Oregon State University archaeologists have made a historic discovery in Idaho by uncovering projectile points thousands of years older than any previously found in the...

Scientists Find That Mechanical Stimulation Could Be Used To Strengthen Muscles

Research at Aston University suggests that mechanical vibrations could enhance muscle function and balance control. Scientists in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences studied...

Anti-Aging Gene Shown To Rewind Heart Age by 10 Years

A breakthrough offers a potential target for treating heart failure patients. An anti-aging gene found in centenarians has been shown to reverse the heart’s biological...

Unraveling the Mystery – Researchers Sculpt the Human Body Plan in a Dish

ASHBi researchers have helped uncover the secrets of the human body’s plan. Michelangelo’s David captures the beauty of the human form, but scientists have been...

Immune Response to COVID-19 Strengthens Over Time – Important Implications for Vaccine Boosters

Study suggests people who have had COVID-19 benefit from vaccination, even if they’ve delayed it. Immunity from COVID-19 appears to gather strength with more time...

Isotope Analysis of Primitive Meteorites Reveals Solar System Formed From “Poorly Mixed Cake Batter”

New work reveals Earth’s potassium arrived by meteoritic delivery service. Earth’s potassium arrived by meteoritic delivery service finds new research led by Carnegie’s Nicole Nie...

Massive Antarctic Iceberg – Twice the Size of New York City – on the Move

After breaking from the Brunt Ice Shelf, Iceberg A-81 and other pieces of ice drift south with the Weddell Gyre. On January 22, 2023, the...

Unsolved for 500 Years: Researchers Crack Leonardo da Vinci’s Paradox

Researchers from the universities of Seville and Bristol have solved the mystery surrounding the unsteady path of an air bubble rising in water. Professors Miguel...

Crucial New Insights Into Survival of the Critically Endangered Kākāpō Parrot

A new study published in PeerJ Life & Environment has provided crucial insights into the factors that affect the fertility of the critically endangered kakapo,...

Clinical Trial Demonstrates Significant Improvement for Women With Advanced or Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

NRG Oncology NRG-GY018 study demonstrates significantly improved progression free survival outcomes for women with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer with the addition of pembrolizumab to...

Nanowire Made by Bacteria Provides Important Clues to Combating Climate Change

An ultra-stable protein nanowire made by bacteria provides clues to combating climate change. Rapid global warming poses a severe and immediate threat to life on...

NASA’s HiRISE Captures a Bear’s Face on Mars – What Is It Really?

This feature on the surface of Mars looks a bit like a bear’s face. What is it really? There’s a hill with a V-shaped collapse...

Revealed: First Dormant, Stellar-Mass Black Hole in Our Cosmic Backyard

Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth, which the researchers have dubbed Gaia BH1. The dormant...

Space Station Power Upgrade: Spacewalkers Complete Construction Job

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata concluded their spacewalk at 2:26 p.m. EST after six hours and 41...

Scientists Use Exotic DNA To Help Create “Climate-Proof” Crops

The incorporation of exotic DNA from wild relatives into wheat results in a remarkable yield increase of up to 50%, even in hot weather, surpassing...

For the First Time: Human Brain Organoids Implanted in Mice Show Response to Visual Stimuli

Researchers demonstrate that organoids react to external sensory stimuli using cutting-edge recording technology. A group of engineers and neuroscientists have shown, for the first time,...

Study Finds That Playing the Piano Boosts Brain Processing Power and Reduces Depression, Stress, and Anxiety

New research conducted by researchers at the University of Bath shows that learning to play a musical instrument can improve the brain’s ability to process...

New Study: Walking “Teabag Style” for a Few Minutes a Day Could Have Important Public Health Benefits

A study influenced by Monty Python claims that making physical activity less efficient may have significant public health benefits. A study published in The BMJ...

Researchers Uncover Origin and Abundance of Lunar Surface Water

Recently, there has been a lot of focus on the abundance, distribution, and origin of lunar surface water due to its vital role in future...

Cancer Scientists Develop Powerful AI Algorithm To Help Tackle Deadly Glioblastoma

Findings could introduce new and accurate AI-based opportunities in the clinical setting, potentially leading to personalized treatments for patients with otherwise lethal forms of cancer....

Scientists have discovered a new form of ice that more closely resembles liquid water than any other and may hold the key to understanding this most famous of liquids.

Around 12,000 years ago, the Neolithic revolution radically changed the economy, diet and structure of the first human societies in the Fertile Crescent of the Near East. With the beginning of the cultivation of cereals -- such as wheat and barley -- and the domestication of animals, the first cities emerged in a new social context marked by a productive economy. Now, a study analyses the evolution of wheat spikes…

Trapped ions have previously only been entangled in one and the same laboratory. Now, teams have entangled two ions over a distance of 230 meters. The nodes of this network were housed in two labs at the Campus Technik to the west of Innsbruck, Austria. The experiment shows that trapped ions are a promising platform for future quantum networks that span cities and eventually continents.

Astronomers have directly measured the mass of a single, isolated white dwarf -- the surviving core of a burned-out, Sun-like star. Researchers found that the white dwarf is 56 percent the mass of our Sun. This agrees with earlier theoretical predictions of the white dwarf's mass and corroborates current theories of how white dwarfs evolve as the end product of a typical star's evolution. The unique observation yields insights into theories of…

Researchers show that brain organoids -- clumps of lab-grown neurons -- can integrate with rat brains and respond to visual stimulation like flashing lights.

Chess players perform worse when air pollution increases, according to new research.

The CT-scanned skull of a 319-million-year-old fossilized fish, pulled from a coal mine in England more than a century ago, has revealed the oldest example of a well-preserved vertebrate brain.

Astronomers using data from the SMARTS 1.5-meter Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), have made the first confirmed detection of a star system that will one day form a kilonova -- the ultra-powerful, gold-producing explosion created by merging neutron stars. These systems are so phenomenally rare that only about 10 such systems are thought to exist in the entire Milky Way.

Scientists have discovered a new way to investigate the structure of protons using neutrinos, known as 'ghost particles.'

What happened shortly after the universe was born in the Big Bang and began to expand? Bubbles occurred and a previously unknown phase transition happened, according to particle physicists.

Researchers have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen.

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is currently not plausible, as is shown in a new, central study. Climate policy, protests, and the Ukraine crisis: the participating researchers systematically assessed to what extent social changes are already underway -- while also analyzing certain physical processes frequently discussed as tipping points. Their conclusion: social change is essential to meeting the temperature goals set in Paris. But what has been achieved…

Higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer, an observational study suggests.

A group of scientists have released one of the most precise measurements ever made of how matter is distributed across the universe today.

Researchers have developed an automated driving system based on the concept of 'collaborative steering', which aims to increase transportation safety, efficiency, and comfort by encouraging active interaction between autonomous vehicles and their human drivers.

When a scientist discovered surprising evidence that Saturn's smallest, innermost moon could generate the right amount of heat to support a liquid internal ocean, colleagues began studying Mimas' surface to understand how its interior may have evolved. Numerical simulations of the moon's Herschel impact basin, the most striking feature on its heavily cratered surface, determined that the basin's structure and the lack of tectonics on Mimas are compatible with a…

Experiencing three or more concussions is linked with worsened brain function in later life, according to major new research. The study -- the largest of its kind -- also found having just one moderate-to-severe concussion, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), can have a long-term impact on brain function, including memory.

A new biomaterial that can be injected intravenously, reduces inflammation in tissue and promotes cell and tissue repair. The biomaterial was tested and proven effective in treating tissue damage caused by heart attacks in both rodent and large animal models. Researchers also provided proof of concept in a rodent model that the biomaterial could be beneficial to patients with traumatic brain injury and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Researchers have applied a deep learning technique to a previously studied dataset of nearby stars and uncovered eight previously unidentified signals of interest.

Researchers have combined low-power chip design, machine learning algorithms, and soft implantable electrodes to produce a neural interface that can identify and suppress symptoms of various neurological disorders.

Whether you call them comfort foods, highly processed foods, junk foods, empty calories or just some of Americans' favorite foods and drinks, about 13% of people aged 50 to 80 have an unhealthy relationship with them, according to a new poll.

The loss of pollinators, such as bees, is a huge challenge for global biodiversity and affects humanity by causing problems in food production. Researchers have now developed the first passively flying robot equipped with artificial muscle. Could this artificial fairy be utilized in pollination?

Can something as simple as a cup of coffee with milk have an anti-inflammatory effect in humans? Apparently so, according to a new study. A combination of proteins and antioxidants doubles the anti-inflammatory properties in immune cells. The researchers hope to be able to study the health effects on humans.

In the global push for practical quantum networks and quantum computers, an international team of researchers has demonstrated a leap in preserving the quantum coherence of quantum dot spin qubits.

Perovskite semiconductors promise highly efficient and low-cost solar cells. However, the semi-organic material is very sensitive to temperature differences, which can quickly lead to fatigue damage in normal outdoor use. Adding a dipolar polymer compound to the precursor perovskite solution helps to counteract this. The solar cells produced in this way achieve efficiencies of well above 24 %, which hardly drop under rapid temperature fluctuations between -60 and +80 Celsius…

Scientists are working to understand the cause and how the events of the LPME unfolded by focusing on mercury from Siberian volcanoes that ended up in sediments in Australia and South Africa.

By analyzing meteorites, researchers have uncovered the likely far-flung origin of Earth's volatile chemicals, some of which form the building blocks of life.

In a new breakthrough, researchers have solved a problem that has caused quantum researchers headaches for years. The researchers can now control two quantum light sources rather than one. Trivial as it may seem to those uninitiated in quantum, this colossal breakthrough allows researchers to create a phenomenon known as quantum mechanical entanglement. This in turn, opens new doors for companies and others to exploit the technology commercially.

Earth's potassium arrived by meteoritic delivery service finds new research led by Earth and planetary scientists. Their work shows that some primitive meteorites contain a different mix of potassium isotopes than those found in other, more-chemically processed meteorites. These results can help elucidate the processes that shaped our Solar System and determined the composition of its planets.

An artificial intelligence program may enable the first simple production of customizable proteins called zinc fingers to treat diseases by turning genes on and off. The researchers who designed the tool say it promises to accelerate the development of gene therapies on a large scale.

Scientists have discovered the first gamma-ray eclipses from a special type of binary star system using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. These so-called spider systems each contain a pulsar -- the superdense, rapidly rotating remains of a star that exploded in a supernova -- that slowly erodes its companion.

Scientists have created an AI system capable of generating artificial enzymes from scratch. In laboratory tests, some of these enzymes worked as well as those found in nature, even when their artificially generated amino acid sequences diverged significantly from any known natural protein.

In an observational feat of high precision, scientists used a new technique with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to capture the shadows of starlight cast by the thin rings of Chariklo. Chariklo is an icy, small body, but the largest of the known Centaur population, located more than 2 billion miles away beyond the orbit of Saturn.

Engineers and physicians have developed a wearable ultrasound device that can assess both the structure and function of the human heart. The portable device, which is roughly the size of a postage stamp, can be worn for up to 24 hours and works even during strenuous exercise.

A team of paleontologists have discovered the first 'unmistakable' Triassic-era caecilian fossil -- the oldest-known caecilian fossils -- thus extending the record of this small, burrowing animal by roughly 35 million years. The find also fills a gap of at least 87 million years in the known historical fossil record of the amphibian-like creature.

What drives crocodile evolution? Is climate a major factor or changes in sea levels? Determined to find answers to these questions, researchers discovered that while changing temperatures and rainfall had little impact on the crocodiles' gene flow over the past three million years, changes to sea levels during the Ice Age had a different effect.

A new study has shown that common levels of traffic pollution can impair human brain function in only a matter of hours. The study was the first to show in a controlled experiment using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that exposure to diesel exhaust disrupts the ability of different areas of the human brain to interact and communicate with each other.

Astronomers used observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to achieve the darkest ever view of a dense interstellar cloud. These observations have revealed the composition of a virtual treasure chest of ices from the early universe, providing new insights into the chemical processes of one of the coldest, darkest places in the universe as well as the origins of the molecules that make up planetary atmospheres.

A startling analysis from Globe at Night -- a citizen science program -- concludes that stars are disappearing from human sight at an astonishing rate. The study finds that, to human eyes, artificial lighting has dulled the night sky more rapidly than indicated by satellite measurements.

Research has revealed how supermassive black holes (SMBHs) are feeding off gas clouds which reach them by traveling hundreds of thousands of light years from one galaxy to another.

Seeking to better understand more about the origins and movement of bubonic plague, in ancient and contemporary times, researchers have completed a painstaking granular examination of hundreds of modern and ancient genome sequences, creating the largest analysis of its kind.

The discovery of more than 250 fossilized eggs reveals intimate details about the lives of titanosaurs in the Indian subcontinent, according to a new study.

If you plop these thin wafers, made up of several layers of a stretchy material called 'liquid crystal elastomers,' onto a hot plate, they will begin to warp. Then, suddenly and explosively, they leap into the air.

First, they walked. Then, they saw the light. Now, miniature biological robots have gained a new trick: remote control. The hybrid 'eBiobots' are the first to combine soft materials, living muscle and microelectronics, said researchers.

Astronomers have released a gargantuan survey of the galactic plane of the Milky Way. The new dataset contains a staggering 3.32 billion celestial objects -- arguably the largest such catalog so far. The data for this unprecedented survey were taken with the Dark Energy Camera.

Our solar system is estimated to be about 4.57 billion years old. Previous analyses of ancient meteorites have shown that minerals were created through chemical reactions with water as far back as 4.5 billion years ago. New findings from the Ryugu asteroid samples indicate that carbonates were forming from water-rock reactions several million years earlier, even closer to the solar system's beginnings.

Perseverance has now completed its investigation of the atmosphere throughout the first Martian year (which lasts approximately two Earth years). Specifically, astronomers have studied seasonal and daily cycles of temperature and pressure, as well as their significant variations on other time scales resulting from very different processes.

A temperature reconstruction from ice cores of the past 1,000 years reveals that today's warming in central-north Greenland is surprisingly pronounced. The most recent decade surveyed in a study, the years 2001 to 2011, was the warmest in the past 1,000 years, and the region is now 1.5 °C warmer than during the 20th century, as researchers report. Using a set of ice cores unprecedented in length and quality, they…

Super-thin chips made from lithium niobate are set to overtake silicon chips in light-based technologies, with potential applications ranging from remote ripening-fruit detection on Earth to navigation on the Moon. They say the artificial crystal offers the platform of choice for these technologies due to its superior performance and recent advances in manufacturing capabilities.

Antarctica is a tough place to work, for obvious reasons -- it's bitterly cold, remote, and wild. However, it's one of the best places in the world to hunt for meteorites. That's partly because Antarctica is a desert, and its dry climate limits the degree of weathering the meteorites experience. On top of the dry conditions, the landscape is ideal for meteorite hunting: the black space rocks stand out clearly…

Researchers have discovered a medium-density amorphous ice formed by ball milling hexagonal ice at low temperatures. The post New Form of Ice Discovered: Medium-Density Amorphous Ice appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Scientists have found fragments a human-made projectile point in a rib of a mastodon (Mammut americanum) from the Manis site, Washington, the United States. The post 13,900-Year-Old Projectile Point Found in Washington appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

The three new species of nautiluses belong to the genus Nautilus and represent populations on the easternmost edge of the overall habitat range of the genus. The post Marine Biologists Identify Three New Nautilus Species appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Physicists have developed a novel theory describing a new state of light, which has controllable quantum properties over a broad range of frequencies, up as high as X-ray frequencies. The post Theoretical Physicists Devise New Path toward High-Energy ‘Quantum Light’ appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

In November 2019, the nearby single, isolated white dwarf LAWD 37 aligned closely with a distant background source and caused a so-called microlensing event. The post Astronomers Directly Measure Mass of Isolated White Dwarf appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Straight-tusked elephants (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) were the largest terrestrial mammals of the Pleistocene epoch, present in Europe and western Asia between 800,000 and 100,000 years ago. The post Neanderthals Hunted Straight-Tusked Elephants 125,000 Years Ago appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Paleontologists have examined the fossilized brain and cranial nerve soft tissues of Coccocephalus wildi, a species of early ray-finned fish that lived 319 million years ago. The post Carboniferous Fossil Gives Insight into Neural Anatomy of Early Ray-Finned Fishes appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Researchers have developed a multilayered fluidic system that can reduce the energy costs of heating, cooling and lighting buildings. The post Researchers Create Squid-Inspired ‘Liquid Windows’ appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

The principal animal lineages diverged in the Cambrian period, but most diversity at lower taxonomic ranks arose more gradually over the subsequent 500 million years. The post 515-Million-Year-Old Fossils Shed Light on Evolution of Annelid Worms appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

About 50 species of birds on Earth today do not belong to the same group as the other 10,000 currently in existence. The post Ornithologists Construct New Phylogenetic Family Tree for Paleognath Birds appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, ESA’s XMM-Newton and three radio telescopes, astronomers have observed the huge galaxy cluster merger Abell 2256. The post Astronomers Capture Ongoing Collision of Three Galaxy Clusters appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

LEDA 2046648 is accompanied by a profusion of smaller, more distant galaxies which range from fully-fledged spirals to mere bright smudges. The post Webb Spots Large Spiral Galaxy in Hercules appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Mimas, a small moon of Saturn, is heavily cratered and lacks the typical characteristics of an ocean-bearing moon, such as the active surface of Enceladus. The post Mimas Has an Expanding, Young Ocean, New Research Suggests appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Breakthrough Listen presents a new machine learning-based method that they apply to more than 480 hours of data from the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, observing 820 nearby stars. The post Artificial Intelligence Detects New Technosignature Signals of Interest appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Turnersuchus hingleyae is a new genus and species of thalattosuchian crocodylomorph from the Early Jurassic epoch. The post Jurassic Sea Crocodile Fossil Found in United Kingdom appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Scientists have found lead(II) formate -- a compound very unusual for paintings -- in several areas of The Night Watch, Rembrandt’s most famous work. The post Unusual Lead Compound Detected in Rembrandt’s Most Famous Painting appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Hibbertopterus lamsdelli is only the fourth, yet most reliable record of an American hibbertopterid sea scorpion. The post New Species of Giant Sea Scorpion Unearthed in New Mexico appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

A combination of proteins and antioxidants doubles the anti-inflammatory properties in immune cells, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The post Coffee With Milk Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect, New Study Says appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Astronomers have captured the reflectance spectrum of the double-ringed centaur 10199 Chariklo and observed the shadows of starlight cast by Chariklo’s thin rings. The post Webb Detects Water Ice on Chariklo, Spies Its Ring System appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

The robot’s design is inspired by the seed of dandelion, resembling several biomimetic features, i.e., high porosity, lightweight, and separated vortex ring generation under a steady wind flow. The post Researchers Create Dandelion-Inspired Robot Controlled by Power of Light and Wind appeared first on Sci.News: Breaking Science News.

Version 13.0 of Face Verification has a new Presentation Attack Detection algorithm for mobile and web applications that

Recently, a couple of German companies offered the government of the country the possibility to prepare dozens of

Great Britain does not deny the possibility of supplying fighter jets to Ukraine. It seems that the availability

Apparently, German military intelligence drones Vector left a positive impression on the Ukrainian Army – that is why

With the expected arrival of long-range Ground Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB) to Ukraine, it is important to

Intense testing of the high-altitude long-endurance drone Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton continues. It is now getting ready to

Scientists have shown for the first time that briefly tuning into a person’s brainwave cycle before they perform

A radioactive capsule the size of a small cylinder 6 mm in diameter and 8 mm long containing

The United States is considering sending a weapon that could effectively double the firing range of the Ukrainian

Sweden is going to send one of the best artillery systems in the world to Ukraine. It is

Inspired by the dynamic color-changing skin of organisms such as squid, the University of Toronto researchers have developed

When it comes to the evolution of mobile robots, it may be a long time before legged robots

The Type 99 is China’s own model, developed and built in this country. How good is it, and

In quantum computers and other experimental quantum systems, information spreads around the devices and quickly becomes scrambled like

It’s been estimated that the Armed Forces of Ukraine fire twice as many artillery shells as their Western

Ukraine’s military air assets are still getting stronger. While F-16s and other Western-made fighter jets may be just

The InSight Mars mission is history. On 20 December 2022, NASA declared the mission over. The two attempts

Brain-computer interfaces can restore some mobility to paralyzed people by controlling exoskeletons. However, more complex control signals cannot