Scientists discover a 99-million-year-old beetle trapped in Burmese amber

This discovery offers clue to gymnosperm pollination Flowering plants are well known for their special relationship to the insects and other animals that serve as...

Scientists develop the most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world

If you're ever unlucky enough to have a car with metal tires, you might consider a set made from a new alloy engineered at...

Prehistoric mummy shows ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers' previous findings that embalming...

Hydrogen is the simplest element in the universe, but that simplicity is deceptive

Under pressure, hydrogen offers a reflection of giant planet interiors Lab-based mimicry allowed physicists to probe hydrogen under the conditions found in the interiors of...
Energy-making gold stars may boost solar storage

Energy-making gold stars may boost solar storage

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods—and could lead to better...

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for data storage and information techs

Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, physicists have revealed new behavior involving the...
Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physics

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers...
Scientists discover world's oldest cheese in Egyptian tomb

Scientists discover world’s oldest cheese in Egyptian tomb

Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it's...

Old species learn new tricks…very slowly

A quick look at the fossil record shows that no species lasts forever. On average, most species exist for around a million years, although some...

New genome analysis could predict risk for common deadly diseases

Through “polygenic risk scoring,” researchers can identify people at high risk for disease, even if they don’t present other warning signs. The method shows potential...

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