Decades-Old Graph Problem Yields to Amateur Mathematician

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine In 1950 Edward Nelson, then a student at the University of Chicago, asked the kind of deceptively simple … Continue reading Decades-Old Graph Problem Yields to Amateur Mathematician

Advertisements

Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A new manufacturing process produces strips of graphene, at large scale, for … Continue reading Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes

350,000 stars’ DNA interrogated in search for sun’s lost siblings

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories HERMES, the new spectrograph built at the AAO, uses volume phase holographic … Continue reading 350,000 stars’ DNA interrogated in search for sun’s lost siblings

Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily A new IMAS-led study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets … Continue reading Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change

Robot developed for automated assembly of designer nanomaterials

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily A current area of intense interest in nanotechnology is van der Waals heterostructures, which are … Continue reading Robot developed for automated assembly of designer nanomaterials

A Huge Gathering of Octopuses Has Been Found at Record Depths, And They Don’t Look Well

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Off the coast of Costa Rica, about 3 kilometres (roughly 2 miles) beneath the ocean’s surface, there is a … Continue reading A Huge Gathering of Octopuses Has Been Found at Record Depths, And They Don’t Look Well

Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now some … Continue reading Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Popular Science There are a lot of myths about artificial sweeteners. The main one is that they’re actually better for … Continue reading Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Researchers Create Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An international team of researchers from the United States, UK and Brazil has engineered an enzyme which … Continue reading Researchers Create Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Synopsis: Getting More out of Electron Microscopy

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Physics – spotlighting exceptional research A new analysis technique allows researchers to extract atomic-resolution holographic images of materials using a … Continue reading Synopsis: Getting More out of Electron Microscopy

Deep learning transforms smartphone microscopes into laboratory-grade devices

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Image of a blood smear from a cell phone camera (left), following … Continue reading Deep learning transforms smartphone microscopes into laboratory-grade devices

90,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Found in Saudi Arabia Could Rewrite Human Migration History

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An international team of researchers has discovered a fossilized human finger bone in the Nefud Desert of … Continue reading 90,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Found in Saudi Arabia Could Rewrite Human Migration History

The Chemical Ants Use to Communicate Might Not Be Produced by Ants

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert New evidence suggests that the chemical trails ants leave to communicate where to go might not be produced by … Continue reading The Chemical Ants Use to Communicate Might Not Be Produced by Ants

Spooky Entangled Photons Create Perfectly ‘Unhackable’ Random Numbers

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science NIST has developed a method for generating numbers guaranteed to be random by quantum mechanics. The method generates … Continue reading Spooky Entangled Photons Create Perfectly ‘Unhackable’ Random Numbers

Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don’t Know What’s Causing Them

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today A supernova is one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the Universe. Unfortunately, such events are often … Continue reading Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don’t Know What’s Causing Them

Focus: Neutrinos with a Single Energy

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Physics – spotlighting exceptional research Focus: Neutrinos with a Single Energy April 6, 2018• Physics 11, 35 Neutrinos in a … Continue reading Focus: Neutrinos with a Single Energy

Eating world’s hottest pepper sparks brain disorder, thunderclap headaches

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Enlarge /Mature Carolina Reaper. Extremely hot peppers don’t just blister your mouth and bum—they can also … Continue reading Eating world’s hottest pepper sparks brain disorder, thunderclap headaches

Nanoparticles for lung cancer pass next test

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Lung CA seen on CXR. Credit: James Heilman, MD/Wikipedia The most common … Continue reading Nanoparticles for lung cancer pass next test

DNA proved this tiny skeleton wasn’t an alien—and opened up an ethical debate about testing human remains

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Popular Science The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to … Continue reading DNA proved this tiny skeleton wasn’t an alien—and opened up an ethical debate about testing human remains

Greenland Has a Mysterious ‘Dark Zone’ — And It’s Getting Even Darker

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Satellite images reveal the dark zone of the Greenland ice sheet, which is leading to a positive feedback … Continue reading Greenland Has a Mysterious ‘Dark Zone’ — And It’s Getting Even Darker

There’s a Lot of Sperm on the International Space Station Right Now

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Space.com This image shows bull sperm under a microscope. NASA launched bull and human sperm to the International Space Station … Continue reading There’s a Lot of Sperm on the International Space Station Right Now

Woman’s Bones Vanish Before Doctors’ Eyes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science X-rays show a woman’s left humerus bone at 12, 15 and 18 months after she first reported pain … Continue reading Woman’s Bones Vanish Before Doctors’ Eyes

Portugal generated enough renewable energy to power the whole country in March

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quartz Portugal’s renewable electricity production exceeded monthly consumption for what is likely the first time, in March, according to the … Continue reading Portugal generated enough renewable energy to power the whole country in March

Three-month-old infants can learn abstract relations before language comprehension

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily   Three-month-old babies cannot understand words and are just learning to roll over, yet they … Continue reading Three-month-old infants can learn abstract relations before language comprehension

A Second ‘Big Bang’ Could End Our Universe in an Instant, Thanks to The Higgs Boson

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Well, that’s just great. Our universe may end the same way it was created: with a big, sudden bang. … Continue reading A Second ‘Big Bang’ Could End Our Universe in an Instant, Thanks to The Higgs Boson

Spleen: Function, Location & Problems

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science The spleen is the largest organ in the lymphatic system. It is an important organ for keeping bodily … Continue reading Spleen: Function, Location & Problems

There’s a Detectable Human-Made Barrier Surrounding Earth

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert We are changing space itself. In 2017, NASA space probes detected a massive, human-made ‘barrier’ surrounding Earth. And tests … Continue reading There’s a Detectable Human-Made Barrier Surrounding Earth

A Third of Young Millennials Are Confused About This Incontrovertible Fact

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Flat-Earthers believe that the Earth is a flat disc ringed by an ice wall. Credit: Ian Cuming/Getty Only … Continue reading A Third of Young Millennials Are Confused About This Incontrovertible Fact

Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy’s Core

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content: Global For the first time astronomers have glimpsed a long-predicted population of black holes lurking at the … Continue reading Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy’s Core

New method allows scientists to watch brain cells interacting in real time

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress An astrocyte (green) interacts with a synapse (red), producing an optical signal (yellow). Credit: UCLA/Khakh lab An advance … Continue reading New method allows scientists to watch brain cells interacting in real time

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quartz A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to … Continue reading Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

Focus: Wave Trick May Lead to Wireless Charging at a Distance

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Physics  A technique involving wave interference may improve the practicality of charging a phone wirelessly at some distance from the … Continue reading Focus: Wave Trick May Lead to Wireless Charging at a Distance

Birds Can See Earth’s Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That’s Possible

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it’s not the iron in their beaks providing a … Continue reading Birds Can See Earth’s Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That’s Possible

Memories of Alzheimer’s Patients May Not Be Lost Forever

And lasers might help bring them back. Scientists at Columbia University discovered during a study published in the journal Hippocampus that the memories of mice with Alzheimer’s disease can be recovered optogenetically – … Continue reading Memories of Alzheimer’s Patients May Not Be Lost Forever

New images of Alaska sub-seafloor suggest high tsunami danger

A tsunami can occur as ocean crust (brown area) dives under continental crust (orange), causing the ocean floor to suddenly move. In a region off Alaska, researchers have found a … Continue reading New images of Alaska sub-seafloor suggest high tsunami danger

WATCH: The BBC Uploaded 40 Hours of Breathtaking Planet Earth II Video to YouTube

The visual bliss you’ve been waiting for. If you like stunning cinematography capturing the windswept grandeur and awe-inspiring beauty of this rocky little planet we call home, we have some … Continue reading WATCH: The BBC Uploaded 40 Hours of Breathtaking Planet Earth II Video to YouTube

Satellite Images Reveal How a New Island Was Born Off North Carolina

Satellite images reveal a new barrier island forming off the coast of Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory How is a barrier island born? A … Continue reading Satellite Images Reveal How a New Island Was Born Off North Carolina

First images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reach Earth

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS An enhanced color view of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from the Juno spacecraft flyby Monday. Credit: Greg Smye-Rumsby / Astronomy Now Two days after NASA’s Juno … Continue reading First images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reach Earth

Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets—even over the internet

It may be possible to control a quantum computer over the internet without revealing what you are calculating, thanks to the many possible ways that information can flow through a … Continue reading Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets—even over the internet

Stephen Hawking: Earth Could Turn Into Hothouse Planet Like Venus

Earth could turn into a hothouse planet like Venus, with boiling oceans and acid rain, if humans don’t prevent irreversible climate change, physicist Stephen Hawking claimed in a recent interview. … Continue reading Stephen Hawking: Earth Could Turn Into Hothouse Planet Like Venus

This Giant Croc of The Jurassic Era Could “Outcompete” Apex Dinosaurs

Body like a croc. Teeth like a T-rex. Scientists have studied newly identified fossils belonging to a fearsome land predator that roamed Madagascar during the Jurassic period some 170 million … Continue reading This Giant Croc of The Jurassic Era Could “Outcompete” Apex Dinosaurs

Space for Humanity seeks 10,000 citizen astronauts

Space for Humanity is considering purchasing rides for participants on Blue Origin’s New Shepard reusable, suborbital rocket, which has undergone multiple test flights, and may take tourists into space as … Continue reading Space for Humanity seeks 10,000 citizen astronauts

See the Effects of Climate Change Across Earth (Video)

Melting glaciers in Alaska measured between 2003-2013. Credit: ESA/Planetary Visions A new video from the European Space Agency explains how changes in climate are causing sea levels to rise around … Continue reading See the Effects of Climate Change Across Earth (Video)

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants

Carbon nanofibers coated with PEDOT in a scanning electron microscope image. Credit: Juan Guzman and Meryem Pehlivaner/Provided Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode … Continue reading Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants

LISA is On! Gravitational Wave Detection is Going to Space

The discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO experiment in 2015 sent ripples through the scientific community. Originally predicted by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, the confirmation of these waves … Continue reading LISA is On! Gravitational Wave Detection is Going to Space

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 mission to land the … Continue reading Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

Enlarge / The large Barren Ridge solar panel array near Mojave, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)   According to the Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly, a bit more … Continue reading In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

After 130 Years, Scientists Might Have Just ‘Rediscovered’ an Eighth Wonder of The World

Holy crap! After more than a century of being buried by a volcanic eruption, New Zealand’s long-lost pink and white terraces might have finally been rediscovered under layers of ash … Continue reading After 130 Years, Scientists Might Have Just ‘Rediscovered’ an Eighth Wonder of The World