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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...
The Evolution of the Alphabet
Matt Baker of Useful Charts has designed a wonderful hi...
Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why?!
Something strange is going on at the top of the world. ...
The smoking gun of a newborn star
In this image the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has c...
Chinese scientists turn copper into ‘gold’
A team of Chinese researchers have turned cheap copper ...
If you think black holes are strange, white holes will blow your mind!
NEVER trust the textbooks, even the ones written by gre...
New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos!
Scientists at the University of Oxford may have solved ...
A Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog of Compact Binary Mergers Observed by LIGO and Virgo during the First and Second Observing Runs
We present the results from three gravitational-wave se...
What Happens to the Brain in Zero Gravity?
NASA has made a commitment to send humans to Mars by th...
Don’t spank your kids. Do time-outs and positive talk instead
Sometime around 9 p.m., before the second leg of a cros...
The first observed wimpy supernova may have birthed a neutron star duo
A faint, fleeting supernova may be the key to understan...
Saturn’s “ring rain” is a surprising cocktail of chemicals
The “ring rain” of material falling from Saturn’s rings...
Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies
A team of astronomers using the latest set of data from...
New Artificial Intelligence Does Something Extraordinary, It Remembers!
When you return to school after summer break, it may fe...
19,000 hours of recordings from the Apollo 11 mission online!
NASA and the University of Texas have teamed up to digi...
Could Machine Learning Mean the End of Understanding in Science?
Much to the chagrin of summer party planners, weather i...
Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus
New archaeological research from The Australian Nationa...
Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars
Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south p...
Jupiter has 12 more moons than we knew about
Astronomers have found 12 more moons around Jupiter, an...
New results indicate interstellar nomad ‘Oumuamua’ is a comet
Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in t...
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.
Foldit is a revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game e...
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your c...
Look into space through our online telescopes, under yo...
Stay with Spaceflight Now for coverage of breaking spac...
Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, i...
Singularity Hub chronicles technological progress by hi...
Mission, to fuel the public understanding of science an...
ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular scie...
Science website, Futurism covers the breakthrough techn...
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...
The Cracks in Time
The Earth is over four billion years old. How do we kno...
When the Earth Was Flat
The Science Circle is taking a Summer holiday break fro...
No More Punched Cards
When I learned to program a computer, my university onl...
Islands in Our Mind
Did you realize that the variegated surface of our brai...
Philosophy and Science
“Philosophy is a talk on a cereal box… Phil...
The Fascination of Science
In science, questions are phrased in terms of hypothese...
History of Antibiotic
November 2 @ 10:00 AM
“How Data Science is Shaping our Future”
November 16 @ 10:00 AM
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