What if we could teach photons to behave like electrons?

The next era of computing will depend on controlling light the way we now control electricity, and Stanford scientists have developed a trick that...

How newborn stars prepare for the birth of planets

Astronomers used two of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very...

Not all BPA-free products are safe, study shows

In a new study, researchers found that using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain --...

How to deflect an asteroid

On April 13, 2029, an icy chunk of space rock, wider than the Eiffel Tower is tall, will streak by Earth at 30 kilometers...

Earth’s cousins: Upcoming missions to look for ‘biosignatures’ in the atmospheres of nearby exoplanets

Scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets, including dozens of terrestrial — or rocky — worlds in the habitable zones around their parent stars. A promising...

New technology to speed up the development of more resilient crops

A research collaboration led by The University of Western Australia has created a new technique that speeds up the development of seeds, producing better...

Scientists pioneer new way to study exoplanets

A team of scientists using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope in the Netherlands has observed radio waves that carry the distinct signatures...

The world’s ‘chemical diversity’ tripled in just 20 years

There are 350,000 chemicals available on the market and in circulation worldwide, according to a new estimate. The last time researchers compiled a list, it...

One-third of plant and animal species could be gone in 50 years

Accurately predicting biodiversity loss from climate change requires a detailed understanding of what aspects cause extinctions, and what mechanisms may allow species to survive. A...

When frogs die off, snake diversity plummets

Since 1998, scientists have documented the global loss of amphibians. More than 500 amphibian species have declined in numbers, including 90 that have gone extinct,...

Common dental floss may increase these toxic chemicals in your body

PFAS chemicals are used in a range of consumer products, including fast food packaging, non-stick pans, waterproof clothing, and stain-resistant carpets. People can be exposed...

Scientists discover a new electronic state of matter

A research team led by professors from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy has announced the discovery of a new electronic...

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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...