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Afterglow of GW170817 sheds light on the origin of neutron star collisions

The final chapter of the historic detection of the powerful merger of two neutron stars in 2017 officially has been written. After the extremely bright...

Scientist hunt for a 12-billion-year-old signal that marks the end of the post Big...

Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them nearer to understanding the...

Why accidents and emergencies seem to dramatically slow down time

A few years ago, I had a car crash. I was driving in the middle lane of a motorway, when a truck pulled out from...

How much does a cloud weigh

Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your head -- that's how much your average fluffy cloud weighs. So why doesn't it come crashing down...

Scientists find exotic physics phenomenon for first time

New finding may offer step toward fault-tolerant quantum computers. An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly...

Scientists create single-nanowire spectrometers to replace Newton’s glass prism

Scientists have designed an ultra-miniaturized device that could directly image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible...

Giant impacts can dramatically drop the internal pressures in planets, says study

A new study from Caltech shows that giant impacts can dramatically lower the internal pressure of planets, a finding that could significantly change the...

Scientists mash quantum and gravity and find time, but not as we know it

Quantum events can unfold in a 'new time order'. A University of Queensland-led international team of researchers say they have discovered "a new kind of...

Nanoparticles could someday give humans built-in night vision

Movies featuring heroes with superpowers, such as flight, X-ray vision or extraordinary strength, are all the rage. But while these popular characters are mere flights...

Scientists find unusual behaviors in colloidal crystals

Argonne scientists have used small particles as electron equivalents to create metallic behavior in colloidal systems primarily composed of larger particles. These small particles...

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Viruses live on doorknobs and phones and can get you sick – smart cleaning...

One vomiting episode from someone infected with norovirus emits billions and billions of individual viruses. That’s enough to fuel an outbreak – and is exactly...

Scientists solve the mysteries of Uranus’ oddities

The ice giant Uranus' unusual attributes have long puzzled scientists. All of the planets in our Solar System revolve around the Sun in the same...

Opioid prescriptions linked to obesity, new study shows

In two new studies, researchers shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One of the...

Drugs considered for COVID-19 may increase risk for dangerous heart disease

Some people consider treating coronavirus patients with a combination of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin. But in a new study, researchers advise...

Lockdowns need to last more than 6 weeks to contain COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that aggressive intervention such as lockdowns to contain COVID-19 must last for at least 44 days. The research was...

This new drug may strongly block early stages of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The study provides new...