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A rancher found nearly two dozen cows lined up near a fence after they were fatally struck by lightning in Texas. (Photo Credit: Jenny Hill / Unsplash) A rancher came across a disturbing sight when he found 23 dead cows, all lined up in an eerie formation, on his family’s... Read more
Published 2 hours ago
From: Geek.com
By Genevieve Scarano
A team of astronomers from West Virginia University claim they have discovered the most massive neutron star to date. Neutron stars are the remains of a massive celestial body that was once between 10 and 29 times the mass of the Sun but collapsed in on itself.   The post... Read more
Published 2 hours ago
From: Futurism
By Victor Tangermann
On its surface, the plan was simple: gene-hack mosquitoes to make them harmless, mix them with disease-spreading bugs in the wild, and watch the population drop off. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite pan out. The genetically-altered mosquitoes did mix with the wild population, and for a brief while the number of... Read more
Published 2 hours ago
From: Futurism
By Dan Robitzski
Physicists at Uppsala University in Sweden have identified how to distinguish between true and 'fake' Majorana states in one of the most commonly used experimental setups, by means of supercurrent measurements. This theoretical study is a crucial step for advancing the field of topological superconductors and applications of Majorana states... Read more
Published 3 hours ago
From: phys.org
Effort to using existing records faces both technical and political challenges... Read more
Published 3 hours ago
From: Science Mag
A new substance is claimed to combine strength and toughness, by mixing wood fibers with spider silk.... Read more
Published 3 hours ago
From: New Atlas
The OxyContin-maker filed for bankruptcy as part of a proposed $10-$12 billion deal.... Read more
Published 3 hours ago
From: Arstechnica
By Beth Mole
NASA won two Emmy Awards for interactive programming focused on the SpaceX Demonstration Mission-1 (shown above) and its Mars InSight mission. (Photo Credit: NASA / Tony Gray) NASA’s interactive programming was a hit this year: The U.S. government agency recently won two Emmy Awards for its coverage of the Mars... Read more
Published 4 hours ago
From: Geek.com
By Genevieve Scarano
Later during this century, around 2060, a paradigm shift in global energy consumption is expected: we will spend more energy for cooling than for heating. Meanwhile, the increasing penetration of cooling applications into our daily lives causes a rapidly growing ecological footprint. New refrigeration processes such as magnetic cooling could... Read more
Published 4 hours ago
From: phys.org
Scientists have discovered what could be the largest neutron star on record, according to new research.Read more...... Read more
Published 4 hours ago
From: Gizmodo
By Ryan F. Mandelbaum
Electronic cigarettes flavored with mint and menthol may contain high levels of the carcinogen pulegone.... Read more
Published 5 hours ago
From: Live Science
Researchers experimentally determined a property of cadmium called the magic wavelength which is considered essential for the development of the most accurate clocks ever envisaged. The researchers hope this may permit simple and robust atomic clocks so accurate they could be used to improve our understanding of current theories and... Read more
Published 5 hours ago
From: phys.org
The secret of capturing exquisite brain images with a new generation of custom-built microscopes is revealed today in Nature Methods. The new microscopes, known as mesoSPIMs, can image the minute detail of brain tissue down to individual neurons, and can uncover the 3-D anatomy of entire small organs faster than... Read more
Published 5 hours ago
From: phys.org
Interstellar Visitor Amateur atsronomer Gennady Borisov made a wild discovery on August 30: an object moving too fast to be pulled by the Sun’s gravity, believed to have arrived from outside our solar system. And now, thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we get a closer look at the object called... Read more
Published 5 hours ago
From: Futurism
By Victor Tangermann
Pioneering physicists from the University of Copenhagen and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have discovered a way to get non-magnetic materials to make themselves magnetic by way of laser light. The phenomenon may also be used to endow many other materials with new properties.... Read more
Published 6 hours ago
From: phys.org
Neutrinos and their small non-zero masses play a key role in cosmology and particle physics. The allowed range of the mass scale has now been narrowed down by the initial results of the international Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN). The analysis of a first four-week measurement run in spring 2019... Read more
Published 6 hours ago
From: phys.org
Mobile gravimetry is an important technique in metrology, navigation, geodesy and geophysics. Although atomic gravimeters are presently used for accuracy, they are constrained by instrumental fragility and complexity. In a new study, Xuejian Wu and an interdisciplinary research team in the departments of physics, the U.S. Geological Survey, molecular biophysics... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: phys.org
Gallium nitride (GaN) is a material often used to build semiconductor power devices and light emitting diodes (LEDs). In the past, researchers have explored the possibility of realizing GaN p-channel transistors, which could aid the development of better performing computers.... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: phys.org
Last week, the Minor Planet Center announced that astronomers had tentatively discovered the second interstellar object on record—and now we have a picture of it. Read more...... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: Gizmodo
By Ryan F. Mandelbaum
As part of the 2019 Social Good Summit on Sept. 22, Mashable is tackling the climate change problem head on, highlighting the progress the world needs, and celebrating the experts making change happen. From grocery store bags to disposable water bottles to Tupperware, plastic is everywhere. In part, that's because... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: Mashable
By Siobhan Neela-Stock
The capabilities of electronic circuits have been extended with the introduction of photonics: components for the generation, guiding and detection of light. Together, electronics and photonics support entire systems for data communication and processing, all on a chip. However, there are certain things that even electrical and optical signals can't... Read more
Published 8 hours ago
From: phys.org
Understanding the physical and chemical characteristics of energetic materials under extreme conditions is crucial for their safe and efficient use. High-pressure phase transitions in such materials can cause significant changes in their initiation properties and detonation performance necessitating detailed structural studies.... Read more
Published 8 hours ago
From: phys.org
“The X-15 was the most demanding airplane I’ve ever flown."... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: Arstechnica
By Eric Berger
Scientists ponder a wide variety of probing questions in pursuit of knowledge. One of those questions — can a knife made of frozen feces cut flesh? — has just been answered.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: Live Science
Feeling as though nobody gets you may be linked to persistent thoughts of death.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: Live Science
Water vapor, and likely clouds that rain liquid water, have been discovered on an exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its star. But there's an issue.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: Live Science
Archaeologists may have discovered the village where Jesus is said to have appeared after he was crucified.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: Live Science
'Ad Astra' sends astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) to space, where he will try to solve a cosmic mystery that could threaten the entire solar system and mankind (Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox/YouTube) Brad Pitt, whose only experience with outer space is playing an astronaut in his latest film, will... Read more
Published 11 hours ago
From: Geek.com
By Stephanie Mlot
A team from Dartmouth College and MIT has designed and conducted the first lab test to successfully detect and characterize a class of complex, "non-Gaussian" noise processes that are routinely encountered in superconducting quantum computing systems.... Read more
Published 11 hours ago
From: phys.org
Massive swarms of migrating dragonflies are so large they're appearing on weather radar (via Florian van Duyn/Unsplash) It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a massive swarm of dragonflies?! Weather radars in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are registering what, at first glance, appear to be late-summer rain showers. But... Read more
Published 11 hours ago
From: Geek.com
By Stephanie Mlot
The 2019 Ig Nobels saw awards for those who turned their considerable intellects to everything from cubed wombat poo to thermal asymmetry of the human scrotum.... Read more
Published 12 hours ago
From: New Atlas
A new prototype device works like a kind of reverse solar panel, harvesting energy from the cold night sky to passively power an LED.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: New Atlas
Led by scientists from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a new study is homing in on a single gene suggested to be a master regulator in schizophrenia.... Read more
Published 15 hours ago
From: New Atlas
MIT engineers are claiming to have produced a material 10 times blacker than anything before it, including Vantablack.... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: New Atlas
A new long-term study has found high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in wild dolphins, with rates growing over the last decade.... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: New Atlas
Nature, Published online: 16 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02744-9Researchers and policymakers rely on computer simulations called integrated assessment models to determine the best strategies for tackling climate change. Here, scientists present opposing views on the suitability of these simulations.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Kevin Anderson
Nature, Published online: 16 September 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1558-8A global dataset of river longitudinal profiles shows that river profiles become straighter with increasing aridity and numerical modelling suggests that this can be explained by rainfall–runoff regimes in different climate zones.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Shiuan-An Chen
Nature, Published online: 16 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02780-5An unprecedented worldwide collaboration to report on climate change, how to make conferences human-centered and Earth-friendly, and the finalists in our first caption competition.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Flora Graham
Nature, Published online: 16 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02632-2From Death Valley to Antarctica, the science of temperature records is hotting up as the planet warms.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Alexandra Witze
Nature, Published online: 16 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02740-zKathleen Jamie’s lens on human and planetary crossroads bends time and illuminates place, finds Barbara Kiser.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Barbara Kiser
Nature, Published online: 16 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02778-zScientists who work with communities most affected by climate change might find it hard to adjust their air-travel habits, but they can still make meaningful changes, says David Samuel Williams.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: nature.com
By David Samuel Williams
Nature, Published online: 16 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02716-zVaclav Smil’s latest book investigates the cost of energy use on a planet with finite resources. Melanie Moses praises the result.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Melanie Moses
Nature, Published online: 16 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02747-6Researchers should learn to travel better to mitigate their climate impacts. Institutions can help by facilitating and rewarding sustainable travel behaviour, rather than fuelling the pressure to attend conferences, say Olivier Hamant, Timothy Saunders and Virgile Viasnoff.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Olivier Hamant
It’s Sept. 15, but because time has lost all context and meaning and we live in a ever-spinning technicolor nightmare kaleidoscope, we are entering week three of the one-sided feud Donald Trump has against federal weather agencies for questioning his incorrect assertion that Hurricane Dorian was on a path that... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: Gizmodo
By Tom McKay
Following a surge in mysterious vaping-related illnesses associated with at least six deaths and renewed focus on skyrocketing teen use, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that his office is now seeking emergency regulations that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes other than tobacco and…Read more...... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: Gizmodo
By Tom McKay
Rock core allows researchers to create an incredible timeline.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Arstechnica
By Scott K. Johnson
A baby's ability to sweat and produce tears develop weeks after birth.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Live Science
A new measurement seems to eliminate an anomaly that has captivated physicists for nearly a decade.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Wired
By Natalie Wolchover
Burying radioactive waste is seen as the safe way—how do we tell future generations?... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Arstechnica
By Ars Staff
MIT’s Media Lab, Harvard, Stanford, hospitals—they all take money from donors. Whether it's to truly help the world, or merely burnish a reputation, the money nevertheless bends the arc of the innovation universe.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Wired
By Adam Rogers
Nature, Published online: 15 September 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02734-xNature joins more than 250 media outlets in Covering Climate Now, a unique collaboration to focus attention on the need for urgent action.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: nature.com
UK police have now arrested at least 19 environmental activists who threatened to fly drones and disrupt air travel at Heathrow Airport in protest of the planned construction of a third runway at the UK’s main air hub, the Guardian reported on Saturday.Read more...... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Gizmodo
By Tom McKay
Engineers at MIT have created a material that's so black it set a new blackness record. This new ultrablack material, reported by MIT News Thursday, is made from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes grown on chlorine-etched aluminum foil and it captures 99.995% of light, making it about 10 times blacker than... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Mashable
By Kellen Beck
Humanity may be able to save the northern white rhino after all, thanks to scientists who managed to create two in vitro embryos.  When Sudan, the last male northern white rhino left at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, died in 2018, the two female rhinos Fatu and Najin were... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Mashable
By Morgan Sung
Enjoy these views of Alaska's Wolverine Glacier while you can. Soon enough, they'll be relegated to a distant memory. As Earth's climate shifts under the strain caused by human civilization, scientists have turned to one of the world's oldest natural wonders for answers: glaciers. Since 1966, researchers have been measuring... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Mashable
By Adam Rosenberg
Simply changing a mirror may allow physicists to poke a hole in the universe.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Arstechnica
By Chris Lee
Despite the fact that humans landed on the moon many times during the Apollo missions half a century ago, doing so remains a tough business.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Live Science
A 50-year-old maths problem has finally been solved, and it shows that even an infinitely large lottery ticket could not contain every winning solution... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: New Scientist
On Friday, a panel of experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration voted that the agency should approve a drug called Palforzia designed to help people manage their peanut allergy. But the non-unanimous verdict rendered by the panel highlights the ongoing debate over whether this therapy, a pill containing…Read... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Gizmodo
By Ed Cara
Physicists at Fermilab have produced and tested a powerful magnet of the sort that could appear in the next generation of particle colliders.Read more...... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Gizmodo
By Ryan F. Mandelbaum
It's so black, it turns diamonds into "black holes."... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Live Science
A doctor rushed to her aid and managed to reset her jaw.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Live Science
AS CDC clears air on illnesses, Trump announces hazy regulation.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Arstechnica
By Beth Mole
Detecting landmines can be a challenging and slow process. Detecting them from a moving vehicle would make the process more speedy, but at the expense of accuracy.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: phys.org

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