Rare 10 million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution

Human ancestors might not have been built like modern African apes, a new study suggests. Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for...

Scientists discover the most massive neutron star ever measured

Astronomers using the GBT have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking...

Scientists create lightweight plastic 14 times stronger and 8 times lighter than steel

A new lightweight plastic that is 14 times stronger and eight times lighter (less dense) than steel may lead to next-generation military armor. Round, smooth...

New study helps explain the dimming of the most mysterious star in the universe

For years, astronomers have looked up at the sky and speculated about the strange dimming behavior of Tabby's Star. First identified more than a century...

Why do astronomers believe in dark matter?

Dark matter, by its very nature, is unseen. We cannot observe it with telescopes, and nor have particle physicists had any luck detecting it via...

Oumuamua 2.0? It looks like there’s a new interstellar object passing through the solar...

In 2017, astronomers and the world were surprised to learn that an interstellar object (named ‘Oumuamua) passed by Earth on its way to the...

Scientists create ‘blackest black’ material to date

MIT engineers have cooked up a material made of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported. Made from...

Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant

Around the world thousands of people are on organ donor waiting lists. While some of those people will receive the organ transplants they need in...

Scientists detect a black hole ringing like a bell for the first time

'Ringing' black hole validates Einstein's general relativity 10 years ahead of schedule. For the first time, astrophysicists have heard a black hole ringing like a...

This device could generate light from cold darkness

An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, generating electricity that powers an LED at night, researchers report in...

This exotic crystal is fueling the quantum revolution

Scientists have discovered new properties in the chemical element bismuth that could prevent supercomputers from frying and enable the production of low power electronics. In...

Scientists discover the sixth major mass extinction

Scientists have concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years ago. This raises the total of major...

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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...

Top 5 strangest poisons that can kill you

There are some crazy poisons in this world of ours, and they're often found in things you'd least expect. In this week's episode of Reactions,...