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ALMA Reveals Magnetic Fields in the Early Stages of Massive Star Formation

ALMA Reveals Magnetic Fields in the Early Stages of Massive Star Formation

Star formation in molecular clouds usually occurs in a two-step process. Supersonic flows first compress the clouds into dense filaments light-years long, after which gravity collapses the densest material in the filaments into cores. Massive cores, each more…

SciTechDaily - an hour ago

Scientists shine light on tiny crystals behind unexpected violent eruptions

Scientists shine light on tiny crystals behind unexpected violent eruptions

In a new study of volcanic processes, Bristol scientists have demonstrated the role nanolites play in the creation of violent eruptions at otherwise 'calm' and predictable volcanoes.

phys.org - an hour ago

Record-Breaking Whale Stays Underwater for Mind-Bending 3 Hours and 42 Minutes

Record-Breaking Whale Stays Underwater for Mind-Bending 3 Hours and 42 Minutes

Marine biologists are astonished after a Cuvier’s beaked whale held its breath for nearly four hours during a deep dive. The unexpected observation shows there’s much to learn about these medium-sized whales.

gizmodo.com - 3 hours ago

Researchers develop method to create colloidal diamonds

Researchers develop method to create colloidal diamonds

The colloidal diamond has been a dream of researchers since the 1990s. These structures—stable, self-assembled formations of miniscule materials—have the potential to make light waves as useful as electrons in computing, and hold promise for a host of other a…

phys.org - 3 hours ago

Could life exist deep underground on Mars?

Could life exist deep underground on Mars?

Recent science missions and results are bringing the search for life closer to home, and scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) may have figured out how to determine whether life i…

phys.org - 3 hours ago

Reptile dubbed 'Jaws of Death' terrorized Cretaceous seas

Reptile dubbed 'Jaws of Death' terrorized Cretaceous seas

Roughly 80 million years ago in the shallow inland sea that once split North America into eastern and western land masses, a fearsome 33-foot-long (10-meter-...

Yahoo Entertainment - 5 hours ago

Archaeologists Found 115,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Where They Shouldn't Be

Archaeologists Found 115,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Where They Shouldn't Be

They might just rewrite the history of human migration.

Popular Mechanics - 5 hours ago

The Mother of Pulsars: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the squiggle that changed science

The Mother of Pulsars: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the squiggle that changed science

While working on her Ph.D., Bell Burnell analyzed over three miles of chart paper of radio signals from the stars. A great discovery was hiding in the ink.

CNET - 7 hours ago

Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet

Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet

Researchers at Washington State University have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet, an invasive newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, popularly dubbed the "murder hornet," could spread and find ideal habitat, both in the United States and globally.

phys.org - 7 hours ago

NASA admin warns ISS space junk problem is getting worse after 3 near collisions

NASA admin warns ISS space junk problem is getting worse after 3 near collisions

The International Space Station (ISS) narrowly avoided a collision with space debris for the third time this year.

CNN - 8 hours ago

Gold miners discover 100 million-year-old meteorite crater Down Under

Gold miners discover 100 million-year-old meteorite crater Down Under

The meteorite may have been longer than two football fields.

Live Science - 9 hours ago

The ISS just avoided a ‘piece of unknown space debris’

The ISS just avoided a ‘piece of unknown space debris’

The International Space Station raised its orbit to avoid an unknown piece of space debris that got uncomfortably close to the lab. NASA says the astronauts on board were never in danger.

The Verge - 12 hours ago

The Toughest Organisms on Earth: Evolution of Radio-Resistance Is More Complicated Than Previously Thought

The Toughest Organisms on Earth: Evolution of Radio-Resistance Is More Complicated Than Previously Thought

Radio-resistance of bacteria can be induced independently, to the level of Deinococcus radiodurans (one of the most resistant bacteria). The toughest organisms on Earth, called extremophiles, can survive extreme conditions like extreme dryness (desiccation), …

SciTechDaily - 13 hours ago

LISTEN: NASA shares symphony of the stars by turning telescope data into beautiful, haunting music

LISTEN: NASA shares symphony of the stars by turning telescope data into beautiful, haunting music

Not content with blowing minds around the world with incredible images of our universe, NASA has taken data from telescopes observing the galactic center of the Milky Way and created a celestial symphony.

RT - 13 hours ago

'Clockwork' planet reveals a uniquely mathematical orbit

'Clockwork' planet reveals a uniquely mathematical orbit

Astronomers discovered an Earth-sized planet that orbits its low-mass star in 3.14 days, the same number as the mathematical constant Pi.

Inverse - 14 hours ago

Titanic disaster may have been sparked by Northern Lights, study says

Titanic disaster may have been sparked by Northern Lights, study says

The famous Titanic disaster may have been triggered by the Northern Lights - glowing auroras - that appeared on the night of the liner's sinking, according to new research.

9News - 19 hours ago

If dark matter is a particle, it should get inside red giant stars and change the way they behave

If dark matter is a particle, it should get inside red giant stars and change the way they behave

Dark matter makes up the vast majority of matter in the universe, but we can’t see it. At least, not directly. Whatever the dark matter is, it must interact with everything else in the universe through gravity, and astronomers have found that if too much dark…

Universe Today - 19 hours ago

Thin and ultra-fast photodetector sees the full spectrum

Thin and ultra-fast photodetector sees the full spectrum

Researchers have developed the world's first photodetector that can see all shades of light, in a prototype device that radically shrinks one of the most fundamental elements of modern technology.

Tech Xplore - 21 hours ago

New discovery confirms the Spinosaurus was a 'water-dwelling, river monster'

New discovery confirms the Spinosaurus was a 'water-dwelling, river monster'

Found in an ancient river bed, a cache of teeth has sealed the deal.

CNET - 21 hours ago

Animals lose fear of predators rapidly after they start encountering humans

Animals lose fear of predators rapidly after they start encountering humans

Most wild animals show a suite of predator avoidance behaviors such as vigilance, freezing, and fleeing. But these are quickly reduced after the animals come into contact with humans through captivity, domestication, or urbanization, according to a study led …

phys.org - a day ago

Warming temperatures are driving Arctic greening

Warming temperatures are driving Arctic greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth's northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.

phys.org - a day ago

How to watch as an asteroid zooms close to Earth this week

How to watch as an asteroid zooms close to Earth this week

An asteroid is passing extremely close to Earth this week — and skywatchers have a chance to spot it.

CBS News - a day ago

Astronomers find "northern lights" surrounding Rosetta's famous comet for the first time

Astronomers find "northern lights" surrounding Rosetta's famous comet for the first time

Scientists have found a glowing aurora surrounding the famous comet Chury.

CBS News - a day ago

Extinct cave bear looks fiercely alive after being mummified 30,000 years ago

Extinct cave bear looks fiercely alive after being mummified 30,000 years ago

Megafauna like mammoths and saber-tooth cats ruled the Ice Age, and bears (most of which are already enormous by human standards) were no exception.

SYFY WIRE - a day ago

1,000-Year-Old Precursor to Stainless Steel Found in Iran, Surprising Archaeologists

1,000-Year-Old Precursor to Stainless Steel Found in Iran, Surprising Archaeologists

Chromium steel, commonly referred to as stainless steel, is thought to be a recent manufacturing innovation, but new evidence suggests ancient Persians stumbled upon an early version of this alloy some 1,000 years ago, in what is a surprise to archaeologists.

gizmodo.com - a day ago

Blue Origin will launch its next New Shepard suborbital test flight Thursday

Blue Origin will launch its next New Shepard suborbital test flight Thursday

Liftoff is targeted for 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT).

space.com - a day ago

Astronauts take shelter as space station dodges orbital junk

Astronauts take shelter as space station dodges orbital junk

Everyone aboard the orbiting lab is safe.

space.com - a day ago

This bird tells rivals like it is by using its feathers to make a chirping noise

This bird tells rivals like it is by using its feathers to make a chirping noise

When male fork-tailed flycatchers make early-morning display flights or fight each other, their feathers make a vibrating chirping noise to communicate with each other, according to a new study.

CNN - a day ago

NASA serves up a breathtaking view of a shadow cast on Jupiter

NASA serves up a breathtaking view of a shadow cast on Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft watches as Jupiter's moon Io leaves a fleeting mark on the gas giant.

CNET - a day ago

Did the aurora borealis play a role in sinking the Titanic?

Did the aurora borealis play a role in sinking the Titanic?

Independent weather researcher Mila Zinkova is raising the question of whether the aurora borealis played a role in the events that led to the sinking of the Titanic. In her paper published in the journal Weather, Zinkova suggests it is possible that the auro…

phys.org - a day ago

Astronauts emerge from shelter after ‘avoidance maneuver’ successful

Astronauts emerge from shelter after ‘avoidance maneuver’ successful

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have emerged from their ‘safe haven’ after taking shelter inside their Soyuz spacecraft as an unknown piece of space debris approaches the orbiting outpost.

KLTV - a day ago

The time we almost nuked the moon

The time we almost nuked the moon

Near the middle of the Cold War, in the early days of the space race, the U.S. hatched a plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon.

Digital Trends - a day ago

Scientists detect an unexpected, beautiful aurora in the Solar System

Scientists detect an unexpected, beautiful aurora in the Solar System

Researchers have observed for the first time an aurora on a celestial object that is not a moon or planet.

Inverse - a day ago

‘Mussel-bola’ Could Be Spreading. Maybe Now You’ll Pay Attention.

‘Mussel-bola’ Could Be Spreading. Maybe Now You’ll Pay Attention.

New findings suggest a previously unknown virus may play a role in the sudden death of many freshwater mussels in recent years.

New York Times - a day ago

‘Caught by Cats’ photo sheds light on cats' killing of birds

‘Caught by Cats’ photo sheds light on cats' killing of birds

The image seeks to draw attention to the more than two billion birds and other animals killed annually by domestic cats in the U.S.

National Geographic - a day ago

RV-size asteroid to get closer to Earth than the moon

RV-size asteroid to get closer to Earth than the moon

This asteroid isn't socially distancing with Earth very well.

Live Science - a day ago

NASA details how $28B will be spent to return astronauts to the moon in 2024

NASA details how $28B will be spent to return astronauts to the moon in 2024

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that the full $28 billion is needed for the Artemis moon program, designed to return astronauts to the moon by 2024.

Fox News - a day ago

NASA plans for return to Moon to cost $28 billion

NASA plans for return to Moon to cost $28 billion

NASA on Monday revealed its latest plan to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024, and estimated the cost of meeting that deadline at $28 billion, $16 billion of which would be spent on the lunar landing module.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Horseshoe crabs have a vital role in the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Here's why.

Horseshoe crabs have a vital role in the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Here's why.

The horseshoe crab's florescent blue blood is its best line of defense against toxins. For 40 years, humans have harnessed that same power.

USA Today - 2 days ago

Earth-size 'pi planet' rocks a 3.14-day orbit

Earth-size 'pi planet' rocks a 3.14-day orbit

It's Pi Day every day on exoplanet K2-315b.

CNET - 2 days ago

NASA finds parts of another asteroid on asteroid Bennu

NASA finds parts of another asteroid on asteroid Bennu

NASA has discovered something peculiar on the asteroid Bennu – bits of another asteroid.

Fox News - 2 days ago

50 fun things to do this fall (take your pick)

50 fun things to do this fall (take your pick)

Looking for safe things to do during the coronavirus pandemic? Explore our list of 50 things to do this fall.

CNN - 2 days ago

'Crazy year up north' as Arctic ice shrinks to near-record-low

'Crazy year up north' as Arctic ice shrinks to near-record-low

Scientists say warming in the Arctic melted the ice covering the polar ocean to its second-lowest level in 40 years.

Al Jazeera English - 2 days ago

Study: Carbon-rich Planets Could Be Made of Diamonds

Study: Carbon-rich Planets Could Be Made of Diamonds

Scientists say they have discovered evidence that some planets in the universe could be made of diamonds.

VOA News - 2 days ago