Yale physicists create an error-correcting cat for quantum computers

Yale physicists have developed an error-correcting cat -- a new device that combines the Schrödinger's cat concept of superposition (a physical system existing in...

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...

New study reveals the world’s richest island for plants: New Guinea

Imagine if there were, say, 600 species of giraffes: some the size of a shrew, some three stories tall, some with purple spots. Of course,...

Scientists discover secret behind Earth’s biodiversity hotspots

Researchers have discovered why the tropics and a handful of other areas across the globe have become the most biodiverse places on the planet. The...

Why disrupted sleep linked to chronic inflammation, hardened arteries

In a new study, researchers found why disrupted sleep linked to chronic inflammation, hardened arteries. The research was conducted by a team at the University...

Scientists discover a new class of semiconducting materials

Semiconductors are important materials in numerous functional applications such as digital and analog electronics, solar cells, LEDs, and lasers. Semiconducting alloys are particularly useful for...

Scientists find the remnant of an ancient globular cluster

Scientists discovered a stellar stream composed of the remnants of an ancient globular cluster that was torn apart by the Milky Way's gravity 2...

New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without air conditioning

Air conditioning feels great on a hot summer day, but cooling homes and buildings uses considerable electricity. Now, scientists have developed a cool new...

Scientists unlock genetic secrets of wine growers’ worst enemy

Following a decade-long effort, scientists have mapped out the genome of an aphid-like pest capable of decimating vineyards. In so doing, they have discovered how...

Deep sea microbes dormant for 100 million years are hungry and ready to multiply

For decades, scientists have gathered ancient sediment samples from below the seafloor to better understand past climates, plate tectonics and the deep marine ecosystem. In...

New way to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated a technique that allows them to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature. By applying a...

Humans may have reached the Americas 15,000 years earlier, shows study

Humans may have reached the Americas over 30,000 years ago– a period 15,000 years earlier than previously thought. However, the human impact on now extinct...

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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...
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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 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...