Scientists find earliest evidence of domesticated dogs in Arabian Peninsula

A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region's ancient inhabitants. The...

Scientists find baby stars hatch from stellar eggs near galaxy’s center

Astronomers have found stellar eggs containing baby stars around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. To make the discovery, the scientists used NSF's Atacama...

How do birds breathe so efficiently?

New findings offer potential to enhance flow engineering. Birds breathe with greater efficiency than humans because of the structure of their lungs --looped airways that...

Scientists create world’s first room temperature superconductor

Compressing simple molecular solids with hydrogen at extremely high pressures, scientists have, for the first time, created material that is superconducting at room temperature. In...

Scientists find way to charge wearable devices with common radio waves

Researchers have figured out how to harvest energy from radio waves to power wearable devices. From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves in...

New software tool is Swiss Army knife for genomic data

A good way to find out what a cell is doing—whether it is growing out of control as in cancers, or is under the...

Scientists discover X-rays from Uranus for the first time

Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result may help scientists learn more about this enigmatic...

Scientists compares 3 top atomic clocks with record accuracy

In a significant advance toward the future redefinition of the international unit of time, the second, scientists have compared three of the world’s leading...

Scientists capture the first image of black hole’s magnetic fields

This is the first time scientists have imaged magnetic fields so close to a black hole. Astronomers have now obtained a new view of the...

Dog vs. machine: Who’s a better bomb detector?

What's better at finding a hidden bomb -- a dog or an electronic chemical detector? In this episode, the Reactions team travels to the U.S....

New materials keep Moore’s Law alive

Scientists create a new polymer-based electrical insulation for circuits that could help put more power in smaller spaces. Progress in the field of integrated circuits...

The oldest stars help tell us how big the universe is

Astronomers are struggling to understand the discrepancies when measuring the expansion rate of the universe with different methods, and are desperate for any creative...

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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...