Dark matter is a no show in ghostly galaxy

Galaxies and dark matter go hand in hand; you typically don’t find one without the other. So when researchers uncovered a galaxy, known as NGC1052-DF2,...

What if we’re not Earth’s first big civilization?

How do we really know that there weren’t civilizations on Earth before ours? A new paper addresses this question. Imagine if, many millions of years...
Study identifies more than a hundred new genes that determine hair color

Study identifies more than a hundred new genes that determine hair color

A team of scientists, led by academics from King's College London and Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, have discovered 124 genes that play...
Do volcanoes boost our odds of finding alien life?

Do volcanoes boost our odds of finding alien life?

Hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the cosmos, say astronomers. Planets located great...
A look into the fourth dimension

A look into the fourth dimension

In our daily experience space has three dimensions. Recently, however, a physical phenomenon that only occurs in four spatial dimensions could be observed in two...

Stanford scientists create gold nanoparticles in water

The discovery that water microdroplets can replace potentially toxic agents in the creation of gold nanoparticles and nanowires could help usher in a new...

Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big Bang

Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave...

How to bend and stretch a diamond

The brittle material can turn flexible when made into ultrafine needles, researchers find Diamond is well-known as the strongest of all natural materials, and with...

Scientists find space radiation is increasingly more hazardous

It might sound like something from a science fiction plot – astronauts traveling into deep space being bombarded by cosmic rays – but radiation...

Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago

Why do our oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes and colors? A UCLA-led team of biologists reports...

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