Hundreds of chemicals in consumer products could increase breast cancer risk

Every day, people are exposed to a variety of synthetic chemicals through the products they use or the food they eat. For many of...

This special graphene may be a rare, magnet-proof superconductor, shows study

MIT physicists have observed signs of a rare type of superconductivity in a material called “magic-angle” twisted trilayer graphene. In a study appearing in Nature,...

Scientists create world’s thinnest magnet

A one-atom thin 2D magnet could advance new applications in computing and electronics. The development of an ultrathin magnet that operates at room temperature could...

Scientists discover 15,000-year-old viruses in Tibetan glacier ice

Most of the viruses were previously unknown to humans, study finds. Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two...

Tallest mountains on neutron stars may be only fractions of millimeters high, shows study

New models of neutron stars show that their tallest mountains may be only fractions of millimetres high, due to the huge gravity on the...

How chemistry makes carbon dioxide removal possible

Elon Musk is shelling out a hundred millions dollars to anyone who can come up with a way of removing CO2 from our atmosphere....

Scientists find new inorganic material with lowest thermal conductivity ever reported

Scientists have discovered a new inorganic material with the lowest thermal conductivity ever reported. This discovery paves the way for the development of new thermoelectric...

Scientists create rechargeable swimming microrobots with oil and water

By combining oil drops with water containing a detergent-like substance, the scientists found they could produce artificial swimmers that are able to swim independently...

Bull sharks in the upper Mississippi? It does happen!

For many people, the idea of sharks in the upper Mississippi River would seem laughable, yet they have been caught here at least twice--...

New 2D alloy could be a way to recycle CO2

A two-dimensional alloy material made from five metals acts as an excellent catalyst for reducing CO2 into CO, research indicates. The research, from the lab...

Your reusable coffee cup might not be so green after all

Many sustainability-minded consumers likely assume that reusable products have fewer environmental impacts, but just how green are they? A new study uncovers some surprising...

Scientists take big step in race to quantum computing

Physicists from the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms and other universities have developed a special type of quantum computer known as a programmable quantum...

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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...