Scientists reveal the giant squid’s full genome

The monstrous giant squid, which can grow to the size of a school bus with eyes as big as dinner plates, is rarely sighted...

How sensitive can a quantum detector be?

Quantum physics is moving out of the laboratory and into our everyday lives. Despite the big headline results about quantum computers solving problems impossible for...

Scientists are taking the temperature of dark matter

Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis are taking the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about...

Scientists find new way to verify quantum chips

In a step toward practical quantum computing, researchers from MIT, Google, and elsewhere have designed a system that can verify when quantum chips have...

Astronomers discover new bizarre objects near our galaxy’s enormous black hole

Astronomers from UCLA's Galactic Center Orbits Initiative have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from...

A huge wave is passing through the milky way unleashing new stellar nurseries

Stars are formed within large clouds of gas and dust known as stellar nurseries. While star formation was once seen as a simple gravitational process,...

Scientists create new superdiamond carbon-based materials

A long-sought-after class of “superdiamond” carbon-based materials with tunable mechanical and electronic properties was predicted and synthesized by Carnegie’s Li Zhu and Timothy Strobel. Carbon...

Scientists make super light 18-carat gold with plastic

Researchers have created an incredibly lightweight 18-carat gold, using a matrix of plastic in place of metallic alloy elements. The discovery will thrill lovers of...

Stellar heavy metals can trace history of galaxies

Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. New observations based on this catalog will help...

Scientists find new way to sustainably make chemicals

Researchers have copied the way organisms produce toxic chemicals without harming themselves, paving the way for greener chemical and fuel production. The new technique, pioneered...

A new infrared image reveals our galactic center’s most massive stars

A new panoramic image based on data captured by NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) shows the bustling center of our galaxy like...

Astronomers find wandering massive black holes in dwarf galaxies

Astronomers seeking to learn about the mechanisms that formed massive black holes in the early history of the Universe have gained important new clues...

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Scientists find people with blue eyes have one common ancestor

In a study, researchers found that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. The study was conducted by a team at the University...

Scientists discover terrifying epilepsy demon on 2,700-year-old clay tablet

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...

Scientists find new way to cure baldness

Few things on earth strike fear into the hearts of men more profoundly than hair loss. But in a new study, researchers found reversing baldness...
Why you may want to stop using plastic water bottles

Why you may want to stop using plastic water bottles

A recent study has found that exposure to bisphenol-A or BPA can worsen symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. BPA exists in polycarbonate plastics...

Scientists unearth the mystery of Easter Island’s Moai statues

Rapanui people likely believed the ancient monoliths helped food grow on the Polynesian island, study reveals. Rapa Nui (or Easter Island, as it is commonly...