Imagine getting a medical X-ray that comes out blank – as if your bones had vanished. That’s what happened when scientists cranked up the intensity of the world’s first X-ray laser to get a better look at a sample they were studying: The X-rays seemed to go right through it as if it were not there.
Posted: 8/29/2016 7:36:06 PM Reads: 144 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.sciencedaily.com Category: Science
A team of researchers from Copenhagen University has now determined a single mutation which arose as recently as 6-10,000 years ago was responsible for all the blue-eyed people alive on Earth today. But how – and why – blue eyes arose has always been something of a genetic mystery. Until now.
Posted: 8/27/2016 12:47:42 AM Reads: 350 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: sciencevibe.com Category: Science
In 1966, a young chemist suggested a radical new theory for how life might have begun on Earth. Fifty years on, we ask if there was any truth in his ideas
Posted: 8/24/2016 5:10:02 PM Reads: 120 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.bbc.com Category: Science
For nearly nine decades, science's favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the "primordial soup". This is the idea that life began from a series of chemical reactions in a warm pond on Earth's surface, triggered by an external energy source such as lightning strike or ultraviolet (UV) light. But recent research adds weight to an alternative idea, that life arose deep in the ocean within warm, rocky structures called hydrothermal vents.
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Posted: 8/16/2016 1:59:06 AM Reads: 283 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.bbc.com Category: Science
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the University of California, Irvine.
Posted: 8/16/2016 12:40:30 AM Reads: 222 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: phys.org Category: Science
Invalidating the known measurement of a deuteron deepens the mystery of the 'proton radius puzzle'
Posted: 8/12/2016 5:44:48 PM Reads: 215 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.wired.co.uk Category: Science
For nearly eight months, physicists have been waiting for confirmation of a potential new particle that could change our entire view of physics. Now it seems the hinted particle was nothing more than a statistical blip.
Posted: 8/5/2016 1:00:18 PM Reads: 273 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science
The scientific method is all about getting to the bottom of questions large and small. It will be an invaluable tool for as long as there are questions to be answered. That’ll be until such time as science gives us a quantum computer that can compute the Universe. And then, said computer will still be an end result of the scientific method.
Posted: 8/4/2016 10:57:20 AM Reads: 253 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.toptenz.net Category: Science
Three different hypotheses of dark energy predict different futures for our universe
Posted: 8/4/2016 10:21:19 AM Reads: 269 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.irishtimes.com Category: Science
WHILE it might sound like something ripped straight from a science fiction movie, some physicists do believe that we are part of an infinite amount of parallel universes.
Posted: 8/2/2016 9:55:06 PM Reads: 319 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.express.co.uk Category: Science
Earth's continents are constantly in motion, and by running the tape forwards and backwards we can figure out where they were in the past – and where they might go in the future
Posted: 8/1/2016 12:46:38 PM Reads: 304 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.bbc.com Category: Science
Scientists working on the Large Underground Xenon experiment recently announced they had found no signal of dark matter. But although the results were not quite what they hoped for, it has left them feeling even more determined to hunt down the universe’s most mysterious particle.
Posted: 8/1/2016 12:23:04 PM Reads: 262 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.theregister.co.uk Category: Science
The higher level of oxygen in the ancient samples could have major implications for the history of life on Earth. 815 million years ago, there were no complex multicellular life forms — at least none that we know of. With more oxygen, it would be possible for such creatures to survive.
Posted: 7/30/2016 5:36:45 PM Reads: 346 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.geek.com Category: Science
Here in this article, we are about to share the list of normal regular things that science cannot explain about. These are the things that will surely surp
Posted: 7/29/2016 4:40:31 PM Reads: 380 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.boldsky.com Category: Science
Four sheep cloned from the same animal as Dolly are all in good health, suggesting the original clone’s osteoarthritis may not have been a result of cloning.
Posted: 7/26/2016 6:27:07 PM Reads: 314 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science
A genetic reconstruction shows the Last Universal Common Ancestor, or LUCA, was a simple organism that lived off the gases spewing out of the Earth's crust
Posted: 7/26/2016 6:14:22 PM Reads: 351 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: news.nationalpost.com Category: Science
The thunder cracked and the professor’s heart began to beat with excitement. The meeting at the Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg could wait; there were more important matters at stake. Georg Wilhelm Richmann hurried home, accompanied by his engraver, Sokolaw. His noble intention was to capture the lightning storm ...
Posted: 7/23/2016 10:33:05 PM Reads: 374 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: scribol.com Category: Science
For a number of years, this lab in a cavern has hosted the UK’s search for dark matter, along with super-sensitive radio-isotope testing equipment for environmental and climate studies, for example. But today I’m accompanying 20 scientists who are on a quest to find exotic signs of life.
Posted: 7/22/2016 3:41:16 PM Reads: 339 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science
Quantum corrections combined with Einstein's Theory or Relativity suggest an infinite universe
Posted: 7/21/2016 6:23:59 PM Reads: 416 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: us.blastingnews.com Category: Science
Today at the Identification of Dark Matter conference in Sheffield, UK, the LUX team announced their final 20-month run, from October 2014 to May this year, ended without a single dark matter detection. That means LUX has ruled out a large number of possible cross sections and masses for WIMPs – to the point where some physicists argue it might be time to abandon the idea all together.
Posted: 7/21/2016 10:35:23 AM Reads: 364 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science
Philosopher Alva Noë explains why neuroscientists assume the answer to an old philosophical question that really can’t be resolved.
Posted: 7/20/2016 7:12:28 PM Reads: 437 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: bigthink.com Category: Science
Climate scientists likely spent the first half of this year in a mixed state of fascination, bewilderment, and horror. Last year was the warmest year on record, both overall and for the January-June average. But the first half of 2016 “has blown that out of the water,” said Schmidt.
Posted: 7/19/2016 10:22:56 PM Reads: 416 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.inverse.com Category: Science
Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.
Posted: 7/19/2016 10:34:26 AM Reads: 283 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.bbc.com Category: Science
MIT physicists have found that subatomic particles called neutrinos can be in superposition, without individual identities, when traveling hundreds of miles. Their results, to be published later this month in Physical Review Letters, represent the longest distance over which quantum mechanics has been tested to date.
Posted: 7/19/2016 10:30:50 AM Reads: 291 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: phys.org Category: Science
Just as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have ushered in an increasingly wireless world for devices, advances in brain imaging and mapping are allowing for ambitious experiments and achievements in the effort to wirelessly connect the mind with the body and more.
Posted: 7/18/2016 2:44:52 PM Reads: 270 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: thescienceexplorer.com Category: Science
Scientists feel their work is being hijacked by perverse incentives.
Posted: 7/14/2016 7:10:50 PM Reads: 343 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.vox.com Category: Science
For millennia, the Eye of the Sahara was hiding in plain sight.
Posted: 7/13/2016 7:51:32 AM Reads: 396 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.techinsider.io Category: Science
Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.
Posted: 7/11/2016 7:23:50 PM Reads: 365 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.inc.com Category: Science
Archaeologists excavate cashew-crunching tool sets that have been used by capuchin monkeys in Brazil for a hundred generations.
Posted: 7/11/2016 4:42:27 PM Reads: 229 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: news.nationalgeographic.com Category: Science