Archaeologists uncover ancient gold coin hoard in Germany

An Iron Age hoard of gold coins has been uncovered near the village of Baitz, in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district of Germany. The discovery was made...

When graphene speaks, scientists can now listen

It may be true that seeing is believing, but sometimes hearing can be better. Case in point: Two brothers in a Rice University laboratory heard...

What is an electron?

When it comes to electrons — one of the fundamental building blocks of all matter — there are lots of unanswered questions. How big are...

This tiny Saturn moon could have an ocean inside

A Southwest Research Institute scientist set out to prove that the tiny, innermost moon of Saturn was a frozen inert satellite and instead discovered...

Scientists find the “heart” of the Milky Way galaxy

New study finds mass at the center of the Milky Way is 99.9% from a supermassive black hole. At the center of the Milky Way...

Why did ocean productivity decline abruptly 4.6 million years ago?

By drilling deep down into sediments on the ocean floor researchers can travel back in time. A research team led from Uppsala University now presents...

Ancient Mayan civilization not likely to collapse due to drought, shows study

A new study casts doubt on drought as the driver of ancient Mayan civilization collapse. There is no dispute that a series of droughts occurred...

Scientists report the second supermoon beyond our solar system

Astronomers have reported a second, super-sized moon orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet beyond our solar system. If confirmed, the sighting could mean that exomoons are as...

Dawn of humanity pushed back 30,000 years, shows fossil study

The age of the oldest fossils in eastern Africa widely recognized as representing our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, dating of a...

How the Milky Way ‘ate’ smaller star clusters and galaxies

Astronomers are one step closer to revealing dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars...

Researchers reveal crab’s-eye view of the ancient world

Their legs may get more attention, but a new study says a crab’s eyes have much to offer, too — at least scientifically. Writing in...

Graphene could replace rare metal used in smartphone screens, shows study

Scientists demonstrated the successful fabrication of an Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) with a monolayer graphene anode, replacing ITO in organic light-emitting diodes. Indium is one...

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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 find COVID-19 path from animals to humans

In a new study, researchers examined the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. They found that it was especially well-suited...

Scientists find new truth about COVID-19 infection and why the disease impacts people differently

In a new study, researchers are searching for how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects the lungs – and they’re challenging what has become an accepted...

Missing link in coronavirus jump from bats to humans could be pangolins, not snakes

As scientists scramble to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, two recent studies of the virus' genome reached controversial conclusions: namely, that snakes are...

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...