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Physicists create world’s smallest engine

The engine is approximately ten billion times smaller than that of a car, and could one day help recycle waste heat and thus improve...

Scientists discover another giant planet in the Beta Pictoris system

Astronomers have discovered a second giant planet in orbit around β Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close...

Scientists create a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronics

The heatshields would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact. Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other...

Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive planet

Jupiter's core may still be reeling from collision 4.5 billion years ago. A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early...

NASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics

There’s just something thrilling about traveling at high speeds. Throughout history, people have always pushed themselves to go faster, whether on foot, on horseback, on...

Dark matter may be older than the big bang, says new study

Dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang, according to a new study. Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the...

Scientists create the world’s thinnest gold

Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold...

Scientists find traces of one of Universe’s first stars

Astronomers have found the ghostly remains of one of the Universe's first stars inside a rare, ancient star far, far away on the other...

The Moon and Mercury may have more water ice than we thought

Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may contain significantly more water ice than previously thought, according to a new analysis...

Scientists discover a prototype for ultra-hot Jupiters

This exoplanet is hot enough for heavy elements to evaporate and escape its atmosphere. The scorching hot exoplanet WASP-121b may not be shredding any heavy...

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Scientists discover four new pterosaurs in matter of weeks

You wait ages for a pterosaur and then four come along at once. Hot on the heels of a recent paper discovering three new species...

This study shows the cause of sleep problems in autism

A recent study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found that children with autism have more sleep difficulties caused by shallower brain waves than...

This exercise may help prevent cognitive decline in older people

Brain tissue is made up of gray matter, or cell bodies, and filaments, called white matter, that extend from the cells. The volume of gray matter...

4 tips for staying healthy in the COVID-19 pandemic

Every day, we’re waking up to a world that has become like a stranger to us. The stress of sheltering in place and fear of...

Should we wear masks or not? An expert sorts through the confusion

As a professor at Boston University’s School of Medicine and a geriatrician at Boston Medical Center caring for the most vulnerable in this pandemic,...

Coconut oil may reduce metabolic syndrome in obese women

In a new study, researchers found that obese females that ate a small amount of coconut oil daily, even as part of a high-fat...