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Is a gravitational wave detection near Betelgeuse a sign the star is ready to explode?
At the end of its life, the enigmatic star will shine l...
Lithium-based semiconductor detects thermal neutrons
A new semiconductor made from lithium, indium, phosphor...
How ‘spooky’ is quantum physics? The answer could be incalculable
Albert Einstein famously said that quantum mechanics sh...
There’s a ‘Great Divide’ in Our Solar System, And We Might Finally Know How It Formed
Shortly after the Solar System formed, astronomers thin...
Oldest material on Earth discovered
Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the ol...
A giant wave of gas lurks near our solar system
HONOLULU — The Earth and sun are right next to a wavy r...
Antarctica shock: Scientists’ groundbreaking discovery 400ft below ice revealed
Antarctica is the planet’s southernmost continent&...
A Galactic-scale gas wave in the solar neighborhood
For the past 150 years, the prevailing view of the loca...
NASA Planet Hunter Finds its 1st Earth-size Habitable-zone World
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)&nbs...
The Quantum Internet
A Young Mississippi Woman’s Journey Through A Pioneering Gene-Editing Experiment
When Victoria Gray was just 3 months old, her family di...
ESO observations reveal black holes’ breakfast at the cosmic dawn
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have...
The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM
Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of al...
How planets may form after dust sticks together
Scientists may have figured out how dust particles can ...
Study: Direction in Which Galaxies Spin Depends on Their Mass
Cosmic filaments are massive thread-like formations, co...
Fossils suggest tree-dwelling apes walked upright long before hominids did
Tree-dwelling apes in Europe strode upright around 5 mi...
Einstein killed the aether. Now the idea is back to save relativity
AS FAR as dead ideas go, the luminiferous aether is amo...
Vampire bat friendships endure from captivity to the wild
Are friendships formed with those we truly like? Or do ...
SOFIA Spots Debris from Catastrophic Collision between Two Rocky Exoplanets
Astronomers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for ...
Nobel Prize in Physics 2019
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded “for ...
Lab-made primordial soup yields RNA bases
If Thomas Carell is right, around 4 billion years ago, ...
Organic Matter Found in 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Stromatolites
The Dresser Formation stromatolites have been thought t...
Fastest-Orbiting Hot Jupiter Zips around Its Star in Just 18.4 Hours
NGTS-10 is a K5-type main-sequence star located approxi...
This device harnesses the cold night sky to generate electricity in the dark
A new device is an anti-solar panel, harvesting energy ...
Kebara Cave, a Middle Paleolithic Aurignacian and Mousterian site
Located on the western escarpment of Mount Carmel, Keba...
Crystalline nets harvest water from desert air, turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA—When Omar Yaghi was growing up in...
Overnight changes in Mars’ atmosphere could solve a methane mystery
Methane released in Gale crater stays in Gale cr...
T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests
Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinos...
Scientists Find Evidence The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions
Back in 2017, neuroscientists used a classic branch of ...
After Months In A Dish, Lab-Grown Minibrains Start Making ‘Brain Waves’
By the time a fetus is 6 months old, it is producing el...
These manta rays form ‘friendships’ that last longer than a summer fling
Although many sharks are solitary creatures, their mant...
Quantum physicists have teleported ‘qutrits’ for the first time
Regular old quantum teleportation wasn’t enough for sci...
Spin Heat Engine Coupled to a Harmonic-Oscillator Flywheel
We realize a heat engine using a single-electron spin a...
Astronomers Have Detected a Whopping 8 New Repeating Signals From Deep Space
One of the biggest mysteries out there in the Universe ...
Quantum Teleportation Has Been Reported in a Qutrit For The First Time
Scientists have been able to ‘teleport’ a q...
These sharks use unique molecules to glow green
In the depths of the sea, certain shark species transfo...
A proposed space telescope would use Earth’s atmosphere as a lens
Telescopes keep getting bigger — and more expensive. Bu...
TESS has found the first-ever ‘ultrahot Neptune’
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Astronomers have spotted a new kind ...
New property of light discovered
A team of researchers affiliated with several instituti...
DNA reveals a European Neandertal lineage that lasted 80,000 years
Neandertals had evolutionary stamina. An unbroken genet...
Fossils in Burmese amber offer an exquisite view of dinosaur times—and an ethical minefield
TENGCHONG, CHINA—On an overcast spring morning, a mosai...
Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing
Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a c...
The Flying-V is a design for a highly energy-efficient ...
The Moon That Got Away
This might offend some astronomers, but exoplanets are ...
This person does not exist!
Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) are a relatively ...
The world’s first direct images of a black hole
An international team of over 200 astronomers has captu...
Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru
Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the...
New Tonga island ‘now home to flowers and owls’
Scientists have found signs of life on one of the world...
Magnetic north just changed. Here’s what that means
Magnetic north has never sat still. In the last hundred...
Earth system impacts of the European arrival and Great Dying in the Americas after 1492
Human impacts prior to the Industrial Revolution are no...
January 25 @ 10:00 AM
Open board meeting
January 27 @ 7:00 AM
February 1 @ 7:00 AM
February 1 @ 10:00 AM
Marking Time: Consciousness, Cosmos, and Calendars
February 8 @ 10:00 AM
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Obsessed With Time
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The Trees Are Alive With the Sound of Numbers
It’s the holiday season and many spiritual and cu...
Black Swans: Swimming Again
Back in 2011 I led a Science Circle discussion on Black...
Super Girl and the Invisible Books
Libraries were magic places when I was a child. I walke...
Things That Go Bump in the Night
My November 1st column is being published on October 31...
Return to the Abyss
I sometimes forget that Second Life is a scientific lab...
Music to Soothe the Savage Scientist
I personally have no musical skills. My singing voice i...
Staring into the Abyss
It seems, these days, that environmental studies are mo...
Global Wind Map
Global wind map gives a great insight on how the wind b...
Interactive globe of ancient Earth!
Great interactive globe of ancient Earth! See Pangea, s...
The Celestia Motherlode is a repository for various add...
Solve puzzles for Science.
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Look into space through our online telescopes, under yo...
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Mission, to fuel the public understanding of science an...
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Science website, Futurism covers the breakthrough techn...
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