Scientists discover the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy

Scientists discover the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy

A team of researchers identified the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy. Using the Subaru Telescope, the researchers examined the boundary of the stellar...
New nanotube discovery may lead to high-efficiency solar power devices

New nanotube discovery may lead to high-efficiency solar power devices

Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are...

Scientists grow spiraling new material

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards. In the same way, scientists at...
Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Understanding electrons’ intricate behavior has led to discoveries that transformed society, such as the revolution in computing made possible by the invention of the...
Scientists synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

Scientists synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

Stanford chemists have identified and synthesized two new healing compounds in scorpion venom that are effective at killing staph and tuberculosis bacteria. A scorpion native...

How an atomic clock will get humans to Mars on time

NASA navigators are helping build a future where spacecraft could safely and autonomously fly themselves to destinations like the Moon and Mars. Navigators today tell...
One step closer to carbon-neutral fuel

One step closer to carbon-neutral fuel

Scientists create an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials. The carbon dioxide (CO2) produced...
Scientists develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries

Scientists develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries

Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semiliquid lithium metal-based anode that represents a new paradigm in battery design. Lithium batteries made using this...
We could find Jupiter-like exoplanets in sweet spot in most systems

We could find Jupiter-like exoplanets in sweet spot in most systems

As planets form in the swirling gas and dust around young stars, there seems to be a sweet spot where most of the large,...
New gene editor could fix major shortcoming of current CRISPR tech

New gene editor could fix major shortcoming of current CRISPR tech

Scientists at Columbia have developed a gene-editing tool—using jumping genes—that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of...
Amber lump offers rare glimpse of ancient sea life

Amber ammonite offers rare glimpse of ancient sea life

The discovery of a 100-million-year-old ammonite—a distant relative of modern squid and octopuses—in amber is significant and surprising, researchers say. Scientists say the lump of...
Scientists create new class of 2D perovskite materials

Scientists create new class of 2D perovskite materials

In a paper published in Nature, scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions unveil a new process for producing oxide perovskite...

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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...
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...
This metal may harm the brain, lead to Parkinson’s disease

This metal may harm the brain, lead to Parkinson’s disease

Excessive exposure to the metal manganese is linked to Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study from Iowa State University. Researchers found that too much...
Scientists find new source of rare earth elements

Scientists find new source of rare earth elements

In a new study, researchers found a potential new source of rare earth elements like neodymium and dysprosium. The new source is phosphate rock waste. The...
Scientists discover why humans and animals all need to sleep

Scientists discover why humans and animals all need to sleep

In a new study, researchers found sleep could help clear out DNA damage accumulated during waking hours. Maybe that is why humans and animals spend...